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kilim

[kee-leem, kil-im]
noun
  1. a pileless, tapestry-woven rug or other covering made in various parts of the Middle East, eastern Europe, and Turkestan.
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Origin of kilim

1880–85; < Turkish < Persian gilīm coarse-woven blanket
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Contemporary Examples of kilim

Historical Examples of kilim

  • Borders find slight favour with kilim weavers, and in most pieces they are entirely wanting or only present at one end.

    Oriental Rugs

    Walter A. Hawley

  • The colours, by which alone the patterns are distinguished, are largely responsible for the character of the kilim.

    Oriental Rugs

    Walter A. Hawley


British Dictionary definitions for kilim

kilim

noun
  1. a pileless woven rug of intricate design made in the Middle East
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Word Origin for kilim

C19: from Turkish, from Persian kilīm
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