Grey Striped Turkish Kilim
This is a Turkish caput kilim rug, handwoven by the gypsy culture in South Central Turkey.
It has a symmetrical pattern of striped purple and brown on a slate grey background palette.
It is handmade of two symmetrical panels sewn together to make a larger piece.
This grey Turkish kilim rug has a small square size of 155x155cm or about 5x5feet.
It is handmade with mixed materials of cotton and goat hair and the latter gives it a slight rough feel to it. It 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 grey flat-woven striped kilim 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.
This grey striped caput kilim is about 40-50 years old and is in excellent condition.
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Maintaining and caring for your carpet
This Turkish kilim rug in slate grey is flat woven, hardwearing and durable. Its grey and darker striped colour palette makes it low in maintenance. It is best to vacuum it 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 yet 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 an 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.
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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