Old Kilim Bag
95 cm x 48 cm
Nr. 104MP


Geometric Old Kilim Bag, dark blue with border and diamonds

Place of origin
Size95 cm x 48 cm (= 0.46 qm)
Manufacturinghand woven
MaterialWeft (tuft): wool
Warp: wool
Pile height5mm
Coloringdark blue, beige
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

Kilims (also Qilim) have traditionally been produced for personal use only. Nomads and farmers used and still use their kilims as rugs on the floor, but also as tent or wall hangings, blankets, pillows or, like this Kelim, as transport bags. This Kelim bag has probably been woven as a saddle bag for donkeys, camels or bicycles. If you don't have a donkey or camel, you can use the bag on your bike or for storing your newspapers and magazines; there are no boundaries for your imagination.

Because kilims were and are constant companions in everyday life, the patterns, no matter how naïve they may seem, always carry a personal message and have a meaning for the weavers and their families.

Kilims are hand-woven and consist only of warp and weft threads, i.e. they do not have a thick, upwardly oriented pile. Kilims have the same pattern on both sides. The pattern is created by colored weft threads woven into the warp threads. For each new color, a new thread must be used in each row. The ends of the threads are worked in as well.

In Europe, kilims from Turkey, the Caucasus region, Iran, Afghanistan and the Turkmen cultural area are particularly well-known and popular. In fact, in all countries where rugs are knotted, rugs are also hand-woven. This old Kilim Bag is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.


The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Kilim Bag. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.

The embellished edging (border) forms a glorious contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.

In the pattern of this Kilim Bag, the diamonds stand out in particular. Diamonds are a rhombus standing on a point, the four equal sides of which may be jagged, stitched or hooked. The diamond is one of the oldest basic forms in oriental rugs. It has a symbolic meaning in the Islamic world: it symbolizes the immortality of the soul. It is therefore very often found as a filler motif.

The background of this Kilim Bag is dark blue. The border features beige and terracotta.


The pile of this Kilim Bag has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
Kinder gehören in die Schule und nicht an den Knüpf- oder Webstuhl. Für uns ist es daher eine Selbstverständlichkeit, nur Teppiche, die unter fairen Bedingungen und ohne Kinderarbeit hergestellt wurden, anzubieten. Wir legen besonderen Wert auf menschenwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen und tolerieren keine Kinderarbeit bei unseren Produzenten.

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