DO YOU KNOW THE KILIM ?
about 3,500 years ago in Central Asia and since then it has spread to Eastern Europe
and North Africa.Kilim is the Turkish term. In Iran it is Gelim; Kilim is the
Turkish term. In Iran it is Gelim; in Afghanistan it is Kelim; in Caucasus
it is Palas; in Morocco it is Janbel...
The drawings are usually geometric due to its weaving technique, full of symbolism
and in bright colors. Flat carpet with no hair or knots handmade in
wooland cotton. ITS PARTICULARITIES Flat carpet with no hair or knots handmade
in wool and/ cotton.The longitudinal yarns that form the base
are made by colors, such that each tone is woven separately,this technique is
called "slitweave" a flexible, resilient, durable fabric is achieved and in most
cases it is reversible.
In addition to the complexity of the design, it is determined by the natural dyes.
Natural pigments are achieved with a large number of plants,
flowers, seeds and roots, as well as other factors
that determine the tone such as the water temperature and the steeping
time of the cotton wool which is a process that can take up to several days.
full of symbolism and in bright colors.
Interesting note: Kilims have their origins in the fabric of Asian nomadic tribes.They used it to waterproof
their tent´s flooring, since being flat andcompact prevented the passage of the desert
sand.This technique was extended to everyday items like bags,knapsacks, blankets
...technique was extended to everyday items like bags, knapsacks, blankets ...
that required a wear resistant material.