05 Dec Trend Alert: Kilim Cushion Covers
Kilim, as a word still does not have a definite origin. It is said to be a Persian word, or of Mongolian origin. However Kilim as a fabric for rugs was first found in China and now is closely related with Turkish heritage. Kilims have been popular as rugs globally since ancient times, but next year, they are set to decorate our sofas. We foresee Kilim cushion covers to be quite the rage in 2015, with their off beat yet traditional designs, prepare to open your homes to some Turkish delights.
The creation of Kilim includes the technique of tightly interweaving the ‘warp’ and ‘weft’ strands of a weave to produce a flat surface. In Kilim weaves only the horizontal weft strands are seen in the main fabric, whereas the warp strands are only seen at the end as a fringe. They are classified as ‘slit woven’ textiles, because of the way different yarn is put together, creating sharp etched and geometric designs. To make Kilim products, mostly wool or cotton is used.
Kilim designs are based on ancient traditions and symbolism, and therefore have predictable designs and motifs. They are mostly very geometrical, symmetrical with medallion shaped, diamond shaped or octagonal shaped patterns. Each motif has a special meaning. Here are some motifs broken down; next time you see a Kilim, you could recognise the shape.
Although the colors used generally range from red, pink, ivory, green to blue, today’s modern weavers have begun to introduce a more interesting set of colours too like purple and turquoise.Have a look at how Kilim cushion covers can transform your home:
Kilim cushion covers can instantly add a splash of colour, culture and that exciting bohemian vibe to any home. Look out for our exclusive Kilim cushion cover collection come out soon.