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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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Kilim of the Month: Esme

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Possibly one of my husband’s favourites so I thought I would pay homage to one of the 3 (make that 2) stunning antique Esme kilims that we have in store. From afar, the overall look is pleasing to the eye … Continue reading

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Q: ‘Yastik’ – is a small Turkish carpet mat or a pillow?

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  BOTH! ‘Yastik’ – meaning pillow in Turkish is also the term used to refer to small carpet mats. It may seem a stretch but once you understand the nomadic history of these items it makes perfect sense. Just like … Continue reading

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Turkish handmade carpets (rugs): regions and designs PART 1

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Today I am taking a look at the range of handmade Turkish carpets. Often the names are derived from the region that they are woven in and generally speaking each region will have a distinctive style. I have put pictures … Continue reading

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Are the corners of your kilim curling? How to fix it.

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Sometimes the corners of your kilim can curl up which can not only be annoying but in some cases a hazard. But rest assured there is an easy fix! A couple of small strips of leather stitched to the back … 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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Carpets of the month – Hereke carpets

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“What does Hereke mean”? I asked all those years ago “The best.” replied my father-in-law.  And undoubtedly most rug dealers and collectors the world over would attest to the same.  An  illustrious history combined with quality that still today makes them … Continue reading

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