2 Purple Striped Matching Turkish Kilim Runners
These are a matching pair of Turkish caput kilim runners, handwoven by the gypsy culture in South Central Turkey.
They have a striped design in of purple, red and teal green.
They are a matching pair and can be used as two separate runners but we can also arrange to have them sewn together to make a larger piece (168x230cm) or make them into one long runner instead of 2.
This matching pair of purple striped runners have a good medium size of 84cm wide with a length of 230cm.
They are handmade with mixed materials of cotton and goat hair and the latter gives it a slight rough feel to it. They sits strong and sturdy on the floor yet underlay might be recommended depending on the flooring underneath. For high quality underlay, pls click here.
This matching pair of purple striped runners is appealing to a wide variety of projects and interiors, from contemporary homes to Scandinavian, bohemian, Kinfolk and more ethnic interiors.
It would work well in a kitchen area, hallway or landing or a space that has more footfall and traffic and therefore needs a more hardwearing and durable texture. As they are a matching pair, they would also sit well as bedside runners.
These purple striped caput kilims are about 40-50 years old and are in excellent condition.
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Maintaining and caring for your carpet
These Turkish kilim runners in purple stripes are flat woven, hardwearing and durable. Their dark purple, red and teal colour palette make them low in maintenance. It is best to vacuum them on a lower setting and make sure you also do the reverse now and then as just as much dust accumulates there, as on the front. Furthermore, it is sensible to give your rug a good shake outside every couple of months.
Caput kilim rugs have a tribal folkloristic character but in the same time the absence of borders or any kind of motif makes them different: they are generally colourful with a simple striped design and hardwearing texture.
The making of a caput kilim is largely associated with the Turkish gypsy culture. They are made by women for domestic purposes, life was spend on the floor, upon which various coverings where being laid to serve as bedding, blankets, table sofa, or protection against the stony ground.
Gypsies are known for their travelling lifestyle but unlike the traditional nomads they do not have reds and wide lands. Their economy is based on ‘commercial nomadism’ selling their craft products in exchange for the products they need.
The gypsies making these sort of kilims live in South Central Turkey. As this area has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and wet winters, it is ideal for cotton production. As such, cotton is predominantly used in the making of these kilims. They often add goat hair to the kilims as well, to make them more water resistant. Goat hair has the quality to expand with water and this makes that water cannot get through. This quality of water resistance is important for the gypsies as they often use these kilims as covers or to blankets.
The making of a caput kilim is done on a portable loom that can be rolled up and packed on to an animal for migration and re-erected when they reach their new destination. This means it only allows you to weave long narrow strips which are then cut into parts and sewn together to make larger pieces to serve as coverings for various domestic purposes.
Delivery and returns
Your online order will be dispatched with UPS within 5 working days. Worldwide shipping is available with no extra charges to EU after Brexit. You will receive a tracking number once your rug is on its way with a link to track your order.
If you are unhappy about your purchase, for whatever reason, you can return your item within 2 days of receiving your order for a full refund, minus postage costs.
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