Persian Kilims

Beautiful handmade Tribal and Village Persian Kilims are the perfect embodiment of pure human skill and dexterity in weaving. They are a great way to decorate your interiors in a truly global fashion and give it a unique and distinctive touch. In addition to being great floor coverings, kilims act as wall hangings and covers because they are flat tapestry woven rugs.


Persian kilim and rug weaving started during the Bronze Age in ancient Persia. Many environmental, regional, cultural, socioeconomic and political factors led to the making of rugs and kilims in ancient Persia. Ethnic and tribal groups were the weavers who used the creations for their domestic use. But the aura of their brilliance spread far and wide and they had begun to be made in large numbers for court and export. The design, patterns and work on such carpets were elaborate, intricate and they depicted symbols based on the geography and culture of the producing regions although sometimes more than one pattern can be found in a single carpet. The kilims of ancient ages underwent some changes but their brilliance and genius has remained unchanged to this day.


Persian kilims use the asymmetrical or single loop knotting system to bind the threads together. Vertical and horizontal, both types of looms are used in their making. Curvilinear and rectilinear designs are most popular. Wool is the most used material both in its natural state and also after dyeing. Cotton and silk kilims are also made. Greater the knot counts per square inch in the warp, finer the quality of the rug. Women and girls form the huge majority of artisans.

Rug Store

Rug Store is one of the most highly acclaimed stores when it comes to Persian kilims. Our collection is unmatched, huge and our hardworking staff will help you buy the best in amazing prices.

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