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 (kē-lēm′, kĭl′ĭm)
A pileless, tapestry-woven rug or other textile with geometric designs in rich, brilliant colors, traditionally made in parts of the Middle East and neighboring regions.

[Turkish, from Persian gilīm, garment made of wool or goat hair, blanket, rug; perhaps akin to Akkadian gulēnu and Aramaic glīmā, cloak.]


(kɪˈlim; ˈkiːlɪm)
(Textiles) a pileless woven rug of intricate design made in the Middle East
[C19: from Turkish, from Persian kilīm]


(kiˈlim, ˈkɪl ɪm)

a pileless, tapestry-woven rug or other covering made in various parts of the Middle East, E Europe, and Turkestan.
[1880–85; < Turkish < Persian gilīm coarse-woven blanket]
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Her grandmother had several handmade items, including kilim that depicts a camel caravan.
Well, the kilim is made with a needle while the carpets are made on looms,' the shop owner says.
FILE: Bedouin women weaver weaving a Kilim wool rug CAIRO -- 8 February 2018: In spite of the difficult circumstances faced by the women living in Sinai, their quest for a positive change and a tangible impact on their societies is always clear cut.
Add colour and warmth underfoot with old-fashioned kilim rugs in rich red, orange, brown and mustard.
In 2017, the project has 100 women in the Ghousabad region in Quetta and offers training in kilim making, machine and hand embroidery, stitching and tailoring.
Summary: For 35 years, Hikmet Sirlak has been selling kilim in Istanbul and finds joy in the masterpieces created by nomadic weavers in the interior areas of Anatolia
Depuis plusieurs annees, les Marocains s'interessent a leur interieur a travers divers styles traditionnels, que cela soit a travers, leZellij ou le marbre, les sculptures sur platre ou sur du bois, les tapis et coussins en Kilim, les salons typiquement marocains etc.
It can have the transformative ability to serve multiple purposes: Once, recalls Marquina, in an Afghan home, she ate atop a kilim, and then, upon the meal's conclusion, she used the same rug as a folded seat--"after shaking a few grains of rice off it, of course," she says with a laugh.
GEOMETRIC RUGS Pyramid wool rug, PS56, Dunelm Traditional Kilim rug, from PS100, Next Cubist blue and rug, PS199, Swoon WHERE TO BUY: amara.
The warm palette contains burnt reds, such as Jotun Heat and Jotun Kilim, delicate Jotun Dusty Purple, and the brownish yellow hues of Jotun Dijon Yellow and Jotun Olive Brown.
Right, Graphic Kilim rug, PS59, M&| PINEAPPLE JAR (PS25, BHS) OK, we all know that biscuits aren't good for us, but if you store them in a pineapple, they count as your five-aday, right.
The center, also called "House Nubian" includes handcrafts using materials from the environment, such as reed weaving, decorative bead accessories, kilim carpets, fabric weaving, and other women's craft items of silver beads in addition to henna.