Kilims represent a fantastic opportunity for interior decoration. The primary movers for all interior decorating is the notion of either harmony or contrast. You choose pieces in a room that either complement the pieces around them, or contrast in interesting ways to add a touch of flair and flavor to …

 

India is one of the most diverse and colorful countries in the world, with a dizzying array of cultures, art and beliefs. The Naga tribes, mostly in the north eastern part of India and the north western part of Burma are perhaps one of the most interesting and colorful elements …

 

History of Kilim

One of the ancient forms of art within Turkic tribes of Anatolia is that of carpet-weaving. The oldest known Turkish carpet is the Pazyryk, found in the Altai mountains dating back to the 4th century BC. As Turkic nomadic tribes moved into Anatolia, centers began to develop in Konya, Uşak, …

 

At Çatalhöyük an incredible fresco of seven caves was discovered, dating back to sometime around 7000 BC and changing what we know about civilization, and kilims, forever. What is most interesting about the fresco is the symbolism involved in it and how remarkably similar it is to modern symbols used …

 

History of Ikat

“Ikat” is a word that etymologically derives from Malaysian meaning “to tie”, due to the way that loose threads are tied into bundles. It’s a very complex process, but despite this it’s still a very common technique that appears have developed independently in many different places within many different cultures, …

 

History of Anatolian Carpets

One of the most important findings of the excavations of Pazyryk was the Pazyryk Carpet, proof that the art of Turkish carpets dates back much farther than previously believed. The carpet is currently housed in the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum. This tradition came out of the needs of the nomadic …

 

Crivelli & Memlin Carpets

Carlo Crivelli was a famous Venetian artist of the 15th century. His career is interesting in that, despite being Venetian he is often posed as a direct contrast to that of Giovanni Bellini, one of the biggest influences on Italian and Venetian Renaissance art. But while their styles may have …

 

About Handmade Kilims

Kilims in Anatolia last forever and as a result really appreciate over time, just another thing to go along with their incomparable beauty. In fact, most kilims grow prettier over time. Maintenance is relatively easy as well, which make kilims a fantastic thing to place either in your house or …

 

When we think about what kilims mean, the answer is far from obvious. While the term is used to describe what might be called a “Turkish rug,” or an “Anatolian rug,” there is so much hidden meaning within kilims and they are so unique to just one region that the …

 

Eastern Anatolian Kilims

Eastern Anatolia is a fascinating place with its own unique geography and culture and daily life. This is the starting point of Mesopotamia, one of the earliest points of the history of mankind, and even today preserves the traces of the many civilizations that have passed through its lands. Eastern …

 
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