Pirot kilims are made of high quality wool from Stara planina, they have beautiful motifs and ornaments, two identical sides and various symbols that carry different meanings. These features make them one of the most famous Serbian brands. The process of making them is long and complex, but in the end you get a unique piece of art whose beauty and luxuriousness can be recognized around the world.
The four hundred years long tradition of kilim weaving is what made this town in eastern Serbia famous. Back in the day more than two thousand and five hundred women used to make their living out of this old craft and their handcraft was both well paid and held in high regard.
Nowadays that number has gone down to around thirty, the demand for kilims is lower and so is the income. All of these factors show that the women who still make kilims, do it out of pure love and dedication for the oldest, most beautiful and the purest national handcraft.
Kilim weawing was (and still is) a strenuous and laborious work, so it’s often seen like a writing, a story and a diary of the person who made it. For centuries, women have been weaving their pain, joy, messages and symbols into the rugs.
In the 19th century, the Pirot kilim reached the highest technical and art values with its real wealth of ornaments, colors and motifs. The kilims were earlier dyed by natural plant dyes later artificial (industrial) ones were used allowing more nuances of one color.
From century to century the kilim is crafted less and less in private houses and more and more in manufactures like the ones in Pirot during the 18th and 19th century. At the end of the 19th century Pirot had 250 looms and between two world wars a half of the whole women inhabitants of Pirot were involved in kilim making.
In 1886 the Kilim society of Pirot was founded and in international exhibitions and fairs Pirot kilims started to win gold-medals.
Lovely vintage Serbian handwoven flat weave kilim. dimensions: 127cm x 176cm
As this rug is an aged vintage item, minor wears and tears that only add to its character are expectable.
Lovingly made from a handwoven vintage Turkish kilim.
Bringing the earthy colours of the middle east to you with natural plant dyed shades of black and purple.
With the addition of random tufts speckled with each tuft representing a wish.
This cushion will bring pleasure and joy to your living room and home.
You can also match this cushion with its rectangular version.
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 (Anatolia and Thrace), North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China.
Kilim weawing was (and still is) a strenuous and laborious work, so it's often seen like a writing, a story and a diary of the person who made it. For centuries, women have been weaving their pain, joy, messages and symbols into the rugs.
Hand-woven Turkish kilim flatweave carpets, filled with style, sophisticantion, and lore. Every kilim tells a story. Which one tells yours?
A flat weave tapestry for you home. Kilim rugs are a creative addition to any space. A Kilim rug, also known as Turkish and Flat Weave, is a flat tapestry-woven
Our affordable kilims are chosen to enhance any living area offering colour and class to brighten your living space.
A Kilim rug, also known as Turkish and Flat Weave, is a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug traditionally produced in countries of the former Ottoman Empire, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkic countries of Central Asia . Kilims are a flatweave collection made by interweaving the warp and weft strands, making them reversible.
Hand woven flatweave large rug with a traditional geometrical pattern in colours of green, red, black, blue.
Lovingly made from a handwoven vintage Turkish kilim. Bringing the earthy colours of the middle east to you with natural plant dyed shades of brown and pink. This cushion will bring pleasure and joy to your living room and home.
Size: 30cm x 60cm
Material:wool, feather filling
Care: dry clean