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Kilim Handmade Rugs - Handwoven Metaphors of True Tribal Tradition

There’s no doubt in the fact that a handmade rug can bring your personal space to life, making it feel more bight, welcoming, and enticingly beautiful.

Although each handwoven floorcovering is unique in its own way, Kilim rugs can always stand out and be the focal point in whichever room they’re placed.

That’s because, owing to their unique weaving techniques, Kilim rugs look and feel quite different from other handmade rugs, and they’re so much more charming too! Especially when placed outdoors or used to create a boho-chic look.

Moreover, in addition to their visual appeal and alluring looks, Kilim rugs are also incredibly durable and long-lasting. Plus, they can be used from both sides, which gives them great advantage over any other type of carpet.

Want exquisiteness, comfort, and longevity combined? A hand-knotted Kilim rug is definitely your way to go!

Handmade Kilim Rugs for Sale Online

Add beauty and harmony to your living spaces with handmade Kilim rugs available at QALEEN. With the eternal design, interesting motifs and vibrant colors, these mashwani rugs are sure to spruce up your home.


Our Kilim rugs are sourced from eminent rug making hubs like Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Turkey. Besides, they are handpicked and assessed to maintain the highest quality.

Kilim Rugs: Perfection in Each Knot!

Kilim is a Turkish word which means a pileless textile. Simply put, they are a flat tapestry-woven carpet. They are made in North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, and Turkey being the eminent hub.

Kilim unleashes the Oriental beauty that was once found in the palaces and homes of aristocrats. However, these Patchwork rugs are more than beauty.

They are known for their practicality as they provide warmth and comfort as they are woven entirely from wool. Wool also makes them supple durable and easy to handle. Apart from being used as floor coverings, they are available as hangings, saddles, bench or bed covering. Kilim rugs are available in a range of colors including blue, red, brown and other shades. You can also get a monochromatic Kilim rug to go with minimalistic décor and modern furnishing.


Although they are generally included in the category of oriental rugs, their features make them stand out of the rest of Turkish rugs, Persian carpets, and Pakistani floorcoverings.

For example, a pile rug features individual short strands of different colors being knotted onto the warps and held together by pressing the wefts. Kilim designs, on the other hand, are handwoven by interweaving the variously colored warps and wefts, thus, the creation is known as a flatweave.

Kilims are made with the slitweave technique. The slit is the gap left between two blocks of color. The weft is returned around the last warp in a color area while the weft of the adjacent color is directed towards the adjacent warp.

Weavers hold the weft tightly for two reasons. Firstly, it covers and often supports diagonal patterns. Secondly, it strengthens the structure of the rug with vertical slits. This way, the technique lets the weavers produce bold and sharp patterns than a plain weave.

Surprisingly, the manufacturing of these beautiful kilim rugs only requires a few materials. Generally, they are made with simple tools like a loom, a shuttle, a beating comb, and a knife/scissors. Cotton, animal hair and silks are not used more often. However, wool is the primary and the only material used to weave a Kilim rug. It may be paired up with other options like cotton. Sometimes, Kilim rugs are decked up with beads, gold or silver threads, and small decorative pieces.

These charming flatweave rugs are available in a range of different sizes, but small Kilim rugs are the most commonly found ones. However, you can also shop large Kilim rugs and runners from our online collection at great prices.

The most common Kilim rug shape is rectangular. But if you need a round Kilim rug for your entrance or to style your bedroom, you can always get it custom-made with us.

Coming to their durability, if you buy a Kilim handmade rug from us, we ensure you that the artifact would be made by skilled weavers, using the finest quality wool and expert weaving techniques. These three factors are what make our Kilim area rugs highly durable and long lasting. But, if you want your Kilim to retain its original shape for years, you’d also need to take proper care of the rug and clean it on a regular basis. If you don’t have much time, there’s no need to worry since Kilim rugs are quite easy to maintain. For instance, to get rid of dust and dirt particles, all you need to do is take your Kilim rug outside and give it a good shake. Apart from this, use a vacuum cleaner at least twice per week, and remember to do so from both sides of the rug.

Lastly, when purchasing a Kilim handmade rug from us, there’s no need to worry about additional shipment charges. Whether you live in New York, Virginia, or any other part of USA, we’d deliver the rug to your doorstep without any shipment charges whatsoever.

How to Take Proper Care of Your Handmade Rug?

If you’ve bought a no-pile Kilim rug available at our online store, then there’s no need to worry much about the rug’s cleaning and maintenance. Even if you don’t vacuum a Kilim regularly, it’s easy to get rid of the dirt and dust particles on its surface by simply holding it up, taking it outdoors, and giving the flat-weave kilim a good shake.

On the other hand, if you’ve invested in an exquisite Bokhara handmade rug for sale, a Baluchi handmade rug, or a Tribal rug online, you’d need to follow a proper cleaning routine.