Kilim Pillow shown with insert *Insert is not included, only pillow cover
Kilim pillow cover made with the highest quality antique & vintage kilim. Front Side: Wool 100% Back Side: Cotton With Zipper
Size :.......:19'' x 19'' Width (Approx. Dimensions) Origin :.....:Turkey (Anatolian Region) Material : .:Wool 100% Color :......Miscellaneous Colors (Natural Vegetable Dyes)
Our kilim pillows are made from vintage (more than 30 years) and antique (more than 100 years) kilims. Our kilims are made with 100% natural vegetable dyes and the wool is hand-spun wool. Kilims lose their luster with everyday use, which makes its texture unique and attractive. Actually, there are many ardent collectors of old and antique kilims in the world. We authenticate all our items’ producing date, area, and dyes with well-experienced experts, so we are sure of the quality of the items and therefore bring them to you with confidence.
Kilims are flat hand woven wool textiles. These popular items were first used by nomads in Turkey. As you know, nomads moved with its house and animals from place to place, so a foldable, wieldy kilim was a handy item for them. Although kilims are mainly made by wool, some of them are made by goats’ fur, camels’ hair, and cotton. Poisonous insects such as a scorpions and centipedes don’t like the smell and texture of kilims. So by using kilims, nomads could avoid these insects by spreading kilims down in their tents. In Turkey, there are still people who live like nomads during the summer, and they continue to use kilims just like their ancestors did. Some can be used as bags to keep food or to carry around like a rucksack. Due to their convenience, kilims have been used in various ways. Many Asian countries (mainly the West and Central Asia) produce interesting kilims, each with their own characteristics and different designs.
Care: With appropriate maintenance, you can use kilims and carpets for many decades. Everyday maintenance of kilims is very easy. You can clean your kilim with a vacuum cleaner and occasionally pat it down outside with a fine brush to dust it off. When you want to dry your kilim, keep it in the shade. Don’t leave it in the sun for many hours. If you want to wash the kilim yourself, rub it with a wet-cloth or a wet-tissue paper at first and make sure of its colorfastness. Use a wool detergent or a shampoo on a plain surface. After spin-drying, smooth out the piece of kilim, and dry it on a surface in the shade.
We appreciate the Nomadic people for leaving such a great legacy and we hope to be able to share that with you.