For the past year Street Scene owner Kathryne and I have been obsessing over the bright colors and geometric patterns in Turkish Kilim rugs, after seeing the most perfect Rose Kilim on a trip to Atlanta. Since then we have been on a wild goose chase to find our dream rug.
I couldn't be more excited to introduce these KILIM pillows and pouches, each made from a one of a kind vintage Kilim rug.
Here at Street Scene we appreciate the history and the time and effort it takes to create each one. These pillows are a great way to bring this vintage, re-purposed, textile into your home without the commitment and investment of an entire area rug.
For more information about Kilim rugs vist www.kilim.com
Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by one of several flatweaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey, North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China.
The major difference between a kilim area rug and a carpet or a pile rug is that whereas the design visible on a pile rugs is made by individual short strands of different color being knotted onto the warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly, kilim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flat weave.