The origin of kilims evolved from purely utilitarian, non-decorative, non-symbolic applications of weaving in some remote period of prehistory when human beings started to express themselves through arts and crafts.
The first weave was a technological advance over animal skins which were probably already decorated with dyes or beads when weaving was discovered, so it is probable that some patterns of color were incorporated into some of the early products of the weaver's loom
1000 BC is the probable date of the slitweave technique. This discovery was related to those flatwoven textiles found at Fostat in Egypt dating from the seventh to the eleventh century.
Natural wool tapestry-woven rug with Yugoslavian geometric designs in rich, brilliant colors. This Kilim has a width of 70 cm and a length of 140 cm.
This Kilim is made from sheeps' wool that is turned into threads after washing. Those threads are washed again to be dyed in the beautiful colors you can see; then woven on handlooms with high precision to create the geometrical beauty you can decorate with.
This wool kilim manufacturing was made by a local family business that had this craft for more than 100 years.
Get creative with your wool kilim as it is not only limited to rug usage can also be used as wall decor, hangings, or style in your own way.
Handle with care:
You can wash your wool kilim outside with a hose while using a 100% natural soap or carpet shampoo.
Your kilim is should not be soaked or subjected to strong detergents.
Dry it out flat outside on gravel, avoiding tiled areas so the water can drain, as you may risk the colors bleeding.