Kilims or flatweaves are one of the earliest forms textile and rugs made by the process of interweaving of horizontal strands of weft yarns across the vertical warp to produce a flat surface with no pile.
They can be traced to the workmanship of nomadic tribes from across the silk route who found useful benefit for them in domestic and utilitarian applications. Primarily as blankets, saddle bags, floor covering and garments that would protect, add warmth, and introduce colour, comfort, and richness to an otherwise cold and dull existence.
When ancient weavers began to imbue these articles with mystical folk motifs, symbols, and patterns they became an original example of their ethnic origins. A primitive ethnographic art form was created that has endured and remained unchanged with the passage of time. From these humble beginnings that began thousands of years ago which saw the evolution of all domestic textiles that adorn us today in what we wear and surround our lives.