Striped Turkish Kilim in Pink and purple
This is a Turkish caput kilim rug, handwoven by the gypsy culture in South Central Turkey.
It has a striped pattern of alternating pinks and purples and is made of two matching panels sewn together on the selvedge to make a larger piece.
It is handmade with mixed materials of cotton and goat hair and the latter gives it a slight rough feel to it. It is strong and sturdy on the floor and would only require an underlay if the floor underneath is slippery. For high quality under lay, pls click here.
This 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 also well in a kitchen area or a space that has more footfall and traffic and therefore needs to be hardwearing and durable.
This striped caput kilim is about 40-50 years old and is in excellent condition.
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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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