Updated: Aug 10
Blending old-school kitsch with contemporary designs, vintage Kilim rugs have become the new go-to home-styling accessory. From one beautiful rug, a room gains style, pattern, colour, and texture.
These versatile rugs bring history and culture as well as style to your interior design and can be used in many ways. You can use a Kilim rug as a throw on a couch, and some designs are so intricate people hang them on their walls as art.
More Than A Rug
Unlike knotted rugs, kilims are meticulously woven by hand in places like Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. Notably, kilims lack a pile, which means they are often called "flatweaves.". These make them easy to manage, low mess rugs that can handle the high traffic of a hallway or a living room while adding style, colour, and culture to the space.
The majority of handmade kilims are crafted using cotton or sheep wool as their primary materials. They have an ancient design, and for centuries these rugs have served as blankets or floor coverings in nomadic tents. Only in the past century have vintage rugs with a contemporary style begun to captivate the attention of the Western world.
Craftsmanship, Quality, Beauty
The kilim rugs at That Rebel House are very special. All of our kilim rugs come from vintage stock, and each has its own history and its own characteristics from its lifetime. They are selected carefully to ensure the highest quality and authenticity. Every rug has been handmade using traditional methods by skilled craftspeople.
Pride, care, and the best quality raw materials all combine to create our vintage kilim rugs. Each one is unique, and each one has its own story. Decorating your home helps to continue its story, from its birth in a distant land using ancient methods to its life in your living room, each rug brings its own history with it.
Kilim Is Not A Rug, It Is A Skill
In truth, there is no such thing as a kilim rug. Kilim is the name for their method of manufacture, the name of the craft that produces these tightly woven masterpieces. Any mass-manufactured kilim rug is an inferior imitation of the fascinating, hand-made process that is kilim. Hours of skill go into every kilim rug at That Rebel House, as we take the same pride in our work as the people who spend days making each unique rug. By selecting one of our rugs, you can be sure you are buying a genuine, handmade vintage kilim rug that carries the history, quality, and authenticity that your home decor deserves.
With styles, patterns, and colours available in nearly every combination, you will be able to find a kilim rug to accent your living spaces and bring colour, culture, and quality into your home. Take a look at the massive range of vintage kilim rugs we have in stock to choose the perfect pattern to breathe life into your living space.