The Melungeons blog

Friday, February 29, 2008

What is a Kilims

Etymology: Turkish, from Persian kilīm Date: 1881 : a pileless handwoven reversible rug or covering made in Turkey, Kurdistan, the Caucasus, Iran, and western Turkestan

Source: Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

The origins of the kilim is an ongoing study with researchers looking for answers as to where these rugs first appeared in human history. It amazes me how people forget ancient history.