Kilims and flat-weave Carpets represent the most primitive form of Oriental Carpet both in terms of manufacturing techniques and style. It is assumed that the first carpets were woven with ropes and tree bark and afterwards wool fibres were introduced before the popular knot-weaving technique was adopted.

Kilims look like mats, sometimes have rather tough wefts and rough weave made with coarse wool or ropes and twines. Sometimes they are finer in weave and manufactured using cotton through a more refined weaving technique. Modern Kilims replicate forms of carpets used during the Eneolithic Age and in lacustrine environments, which were still made of bark. However, today this material has been replaced by jute and sisal fibres.

These specimens are mostly double-sided and can be flipped from side to side. Turkish and Persian flat-weave carpets are called Kilims

Then there are the Indian Durries and the Caucasian Sumaks. The latter are woven with additional wefts wrapped over all or part of the field design, with the ends of strands left uncut on the underside of the carpet. These carpets require very easy maintenance. They fit into any kind of decoration thanks to their sober look, especially suiting modern style environments.

Tappeto Needle Point

Needle Point Carpet

Tappeto arazzo

Tapestry Carpet

Tappeto Abusson

Abusson Carpet

The main types of Flat Weave Carpets included in this category are: Kilims, Tapestry Carpet, Rambouillet tapestry Carpet, Obusson Carpets, Chainstich Carpets, Jaquand Patchwork Carpet, Needle Point Carpet.

Kilim Kashkai

Kilim Kashkai

Kilim Darya

Kilim Darya

Kilim urban

Kilim Urban