The word 'kilim' applies to carpets (rugs) which are not knotted but woven without pile. The threads in a kilim are woven across the warp, not from edge to edge, but only where pattern and color make it necessary. The threads forming the pattern are beaten so close that the warp - threads are invisible. There are four kinds of flat weaves in Turkey "kilims, cicims, sumaks, and zilis " among these, the kilim is the most common.
A kilim is always a *weft-faced weave. Independent wefts are woven back and forth each in its own pattern area.
|You can see prince of the New Kilims|
|You can see prince of the Old Kilims|