Striped Kilim Runner Handwoven
This striped Turkish kilim runner is handmade with mixed materials of cotton and goat hair. The latter makes it slightly rough to touch. It is hardwearing and durable.
This runner has a striped design in multi colours.
This type of kilim is also called caput rug. It is handwoven by the gypsy culture in South Central Turkey.
It would work well in a hallway or kitchen area or spaces that require something more hardwearing. It would also work well in a kids or playroom as of its colourful striped design.
This caput kilim is about 40-50 years old, it is as new and in excellent condition.
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Striped Caput kilims
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 flock and wide lands. Their economy is based on ‘commercial nomadism’ selling their craft products in exchange for the products they need.
The gypsies who are 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 blankets.
Size and shape,
This large Turkish kilim runner in striped design has a size of 147cm wide x 347cm long. Note, we can adjust its size in length if this would be required.
If you are in doubt about what size you ideally need, please find here some guidelines to help you make the right decision.
Materials and texture
This striped Turkish kilim is handmade with mixed materials of cotton and goat hair. The latter makes it slightly rough to touch yet also hardwearing.
Striped Handwoven rugs
This vintage Turkish kilim rug with striped design is handwoven by gypsy women of south east Turkey.
Typical for handmade rugs is that they do not necessarily have perfect symmetrical designs. They have imperfections in design and this is also part of the charm of handwoven rugs and what makes every rug unique.
In this case the rug is handwoven with a striped design in multi colours with mixed materials of cotton and goat hair.
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This Turkish kilim rug in striped design is hardwearing and has good weight to it.
However depending on the underfloor you may wish to add an underlay.
“Underlay makes SUCH a difference not only in keeping the rug in place but also in making it feel much nicer to walk on.”
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Maintaining and caring for your rug
This Turkish kilim rug in striped design is relatively low maintenance and only requires and occasional vacuum clean.
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.
The quicker you deal with spills, the less chance there is of it staining.
The effective way to treat a spill, for example red wine, is to apply water to begin with to dilute the stain, followed by mopping it with a kitchen towel straight away.
Start from the outside of the stain and work inwards to limit the affected area, but do not rub the stain as this can damage the yarn. Once a carpet gets wet, it is important to dry it out thoroughly afterwards, to prevent the wool from rotting.
Don’t use any bleach or chemical treatments as they might take the stain out, but leave a white stain instead.
When in doubt, professional carpet cleaning will always remain the best choice. If you need advice on this, pleased get in touch.
Delivery and returns
Your online order will be dispatched with UPS within 5 working days. Worldwide shipping is available with a small surplus for remote areas.
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 both ways.
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