Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tapestry-woven Turkish rug or other textile with geometric designs in rich, brilliant colors.

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  • n. A flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Oriental rug, made in Turkish Kurdistan and the neighboring territory. It is woven with a flat stitch and is made alike on both sides.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Turkish, from Persian gilīm, perhaps of Mongolian origin.

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Turkish kilim, from Persian گلیم (gelim), probably of Mongolian origin.

Examples

  • Paul Costello FABRIC FLOWERING Elements of Thompson's textural decorating style, like these two kilim slipper chairs from John Derian, inspired her own collection.

    Designing Russia

  • The floor of her room was bare timber, except for a worn kilim full of rips.

    Excerpt: The Spare Room by Helen Garner

  • I rolled up the dangerous kilim and threw it into the back shed.

    Excerpt: The Spare Room by Helen Garner

  • In the words of a Mutlu Kilim spokesperson, Our purpose is to keep the regional kilim models, colors and handcrafts of Mut alive.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The search was a difficult one - kilim rugs do not have a pile to protect their structure and it is rare to find a used kilim rug more than a couple hundred years old.

    Claudiopolis: Legendary History Weaved Into Nature of Mut

  • Mutlu Kilim knows that the best kilim rugs are crafted in the weavers 'comforting home environment.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Most kilim weavers contributing their wares to Mutlu Kilim are housewives whom, by working in a supportive network of weavers, can help their families economically and expose their skills to future generations.

    Claudiopolis: Legendary History Weaved Into Nature of Mut

  • Finally however, after visiting outlying farmsteads little changed from the pre-industrial age, enough original patterns were found to jump start kilim production on an organized basis.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Mamy nadzieję, że nasze czasopismo bardzo szybko stanie się niezastąpionym źródłem informacji o Bałkanach, tutejszych zwyczajach, warunkach społeczno-politycznych i kilimie kulturalnym tkanym przez narody zamieszkujące ten rejon – ale i barwach, które w ten kilim wplata Bałkańska Polonia.

    2010 Kwiecień « Balkan United

  • A kilim lends colour to a pair of mismatched vintage leather armchairs.

    B&B review: Ivydene House

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