- a pileless, tapestry-woven rug or other covering made in various parts of the Middle East, eastern Europe, and Turkestan.
Origin of kilim
1880–85; < Turkish < Persian gilīm coarse-woven blanket
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Examples from the Web for kilim
They watched us from a distance as we dozed on kilim rugs after lunch.On Foot in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
January 22, 2014
Borders find slight favour with kilim weavers, and in most pieces they are entirely wanting or only present at one end.
The colours, by which alone the patterns are distinguished, are largely responsible for the character of the kilim.
- a pileless woven rug of intricate design made in the Middle East
C19: from Turkish, from Persian kilīm
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