Turkish Vintage Kilim Runner Rug
We love a beautiful Variable pink tone turkish kilim rug! It is in great vintage condition with no fraying, holes or issues. It has been heat flashed as part of its cleaning. This is a beautiful long runner which are usually harder to come by. We love the variety of deep tone pinks/faded reds with the navy and white detailing.
These rugs were hand woven and have variences to them being hand made. This piece is beautiful and would make the most incredible statement in any hallway.
Measures - 22.5" W X 104" L (8' Ft 8" L)
Kilim rugs are flat-woven textiles traditionally made by nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. The word "kilim" comes from the Turkish word for "spreading" or "laying out," which reflects the rugs' primary function as floor coverings.
The history of Kilim rugs can be traced back to ancient times, with evidence of their existence dating back to the 4th century CE. Nomadic tribes in Central Asia and the Middle East used them for practical purposes, such as covering the floors of their tents and yurts, as well as for decorative purposes, such as wall hangings and saddlebags.
Kilim rugs gained popularity in the West during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when European artists and designers began to take an interest in the decorative arts of the East. Many of these artists were drawn to the bold geometric patterns and bright colors of Kilim rugs, which they incorporated into their own designs.
In the early 20th century, the production of Kilim rugs shifted from a primarily nomadic tradition to a more commercial one. This change was driven by the demand for Kilim rugs in the West, which led to the establishment of weaving workshops in cities such as Istanbul and Tehran.
Vintage Kilim rugs, which are typically at least 50 years old, are highly prized by collectors and interior designers for their unique beauty and historical significance.
They often feature intricate patterns and vibrant colors that reflect the cultural traditions of the regions in which they were made.
Today, Kilim rugs continue to be produced by artisans in many parts of the world, using traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. Their enduring appeal lies in their ability to blend traditional craftsmanship with modern design sensibilities, making them a timeless addition to any home or collection.