Kilim Plain White Turkish Handwoven Rug Large Size 220x300cm
This is a large Turkish kilim rug, handwoven by Turkish craftswomen with plain white natural wool. It is soft to touch and has a timeless look and feel to it.
It is handwoven by tribal women with narrow strips, sewn together on the selvedges to make a larger piece.
It is hardwearing, soft to touch and would work well as floor cover as well as bedcover or sofa cover.
It is Midcentury and in excellent condition.
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Rug making is a female activity and it forms an integral part of tribal communities. Knowledge and skills are passed from one generation to the next , foremother to daughter. Skills are acquired by observation and practice and require self discipline.
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This Turkish kilim rug in plain design is handwoven with 100% natural wool.
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.
This handmade Turkish kilim rug has no design yet its narrow strips indicate a tribal loom has been used. These looms are always narrow and easy to pack onto an animal to suit the semi nomadic lifestyle. 100% natural wool has been used in excellent quality.
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Kilim rugs, also known as a flatweaves, show a decisive difference to hand knotted rugs. They do not have a pile of wool on one side and as such they are much lighter than pile rugs. This weaving technique comes from the former Persia, but is now used all over the world.
Kilims are made by interweaving the warp and weft strands in a flat texture. This makes them reversible and so they can be laid out from both the front and back side. However in this case, a lining is attached to the opposite side to create more weight and make it most suitable as floor covering.
Size and shape
This Turkish kilim rug in plain white has a large size of 220×300 cm and would work well as living room rug, kitchen kilim or bedroom rug.
If you are in doubt about what size you ideally need, please find here some guidelines to help you make the right decision.
This Turkish kilim rug has a flexible handle and has a good weight.
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 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 delivery costs both ways.
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