Kilim pillow cover with the highest quality antique kilim front and cotton back.
Put antique kilim pillow on your sofa or floor, which could make your room much more gorgeous!
It is also fit to any style room well. Put a new lovely pillow in your room!
Front Side Wool 100% & Back Side Cotton With Zipper
Size :.......:Width 16" / 40 cm Height 16" / 40 cm (Approx. Dimensions)
Origin :.....:Turkey Anatolia
Material : .:Wool 100%
Color :......:Vegetable dyes
All my pillow covers are sold without the pillow/insert.
Actual colors may vary from those shown due to the nature of photographing and monitor color settings.
We recommend dry cleaning only.
Old and antique kilim?
We would like to introduce our old (more than 30 years) and antique (more than 100 years) kilims to you.
These popular items had been once used carefully in home life. Kilims lost its luster with everyday use, which makes its texture unique and attractive one.
That is why these old and antique kilims are popular as well as new kilims. Actually, there are many ardent collectors of old and antique kilims in the world.
We authenticate all our items producing date, area, and dyes with well-experienced experts, so we are sure of quality of them and offer you in confidence.
What is Kilim
Kilim means a plain-weave woolen textile in Turkish, and had been produced by nomads.
Interweaving the warp spread with the weft is its basic process and its texture is plain unlike the length of pile on carpets.
It was the necessities of life and its history is older than carpet’s. As you know, nomads moved with its house and animals from place to place, so af old able,
wieldy kilim might be a handy item for them. Although kilims are mainly made by wool, some of them are made by goats fur, camels hair, and cotton.
Poisonous insects such as a scorpion and a centipede don’t like a smell and texture of kilim.
So nomads could avoid these insects by spreading kilim in their tents. In Turkey, there are people who live like nomads during summer.
They, in fact, live with kilims now. Not only as lugs, were kilims made as bags. Some can be used as the bag to keep foods or carrying like a rucksack.
Due to its convenience, kilims have been used in various ways like what is now called multi-cover.
Many Asian countries (mainly the West and Central Asia) have been produced interesting kilims.
Each area has characteristics and different designs.
After Care Kilim
With appropriate maintenance, you can use kilims and carpets for many decades. You don’t need to be so nervous using kilims basically.
There are a few cases (color fading and cloth shrinking), so please be a little careful to avoid such cases.
Although we described it in exaggerated way first, everyday maintenance of kilim is very easy. You can clean your kilim with a vacuum cleaner.
Patting it occasionally outside is also fine to brush the dust off. When you want to dry your kilim, keep it in the shade. Don’t leave it in the sun for many hours.
Concerning cleaning of kilim, If you wash kilim yourself, rub it with a wet-cloth or a wet-tissue paper at first and make sure of its colorfastness.
Use a wool detergent or a shampoo on a plain surface. After spin-drying, smooth out a crumpled piece of kilim, and dry it on a place surface in the shade.
If your kilim fades, take it to laundry and tell its fading for a cleaner.