Category Archives: Kilims

Top 5 picks: from the new shipment

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We received our new shipment and I thought I might show you my top 5 picks out of the newly arrived kilims. Not saying that they are the best, just my highly subjective personal choices  #1 Antique Cal kilim … Continue reading

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A Kilim Concept: Infinity

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Kilim concept: INFINITY There are many elements that combine in Anatolian kilims to make them a desirable addition to any home.  The range of colours, motifs and weaving styles can result in a truly stunning array of traditional tribal art … Continue reading

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Turkish eating and the ‘mendil’ kilim

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Turkish cuisine is often regarded as one of the greatest in the world. Its culinary traditions have successfully survived over 1,300 years for several reasons, including its favourable location and Mediterranean climate. The country’s position between the Far East and … Continue reading

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Antique Caucasian kilims

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After picking up this months issue of Australian House and Garden, there was a plethora of things for us to like; stunning silk Suzani sofa, kilim, ikat and suzani cushions….but what caught my eye particularly was this Antique Caucasian kilim. … Continue reading

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Kilim motifs and what they mean – Part 2

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Well overdue I know, but part 2 is finally here.  Thanks to ‘A’ for prompting me to get into gear! Continuing on from part 1 a look at some common Anatolian motifs found in kilims (and carpets for that matter). Star: … Continue reading

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‘Yavas Yavas’ – “Slowly slowly”

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yavaš yavaš Literally meaning ‘slowly slowly’…but this fails to express what is at the heart of this phrase.  Given that it is often followed with someone chirping in with ‘burasi Turkiye’ (‘here is Turkey’), it is more often than not … Continue reading

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Gozleme and goats.

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It is early afternoon in late September, that time in Turkey where the days are still warm and full of life yet the village pace seems to have slowed to a more ‘normal’ rhythm.  The majority of the tourists have … Continue reading

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