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A flat-woven carpet or rug made in Turkey, Kurdistan, and neighbouring areas:‘kilims on varnished floorboards’[as modifier] ‘rich kilim rugs’
rug, runner, carpet, druggetView synonyms
- ‘Among the nomads, men sat on kilims and carpets around a hearth outside the front of the tent to visit, drink coffee and tea, and eat.’
- ‘To convey a rich, warm, and cozy look, use heavily textured fabrics like kilims, woven woolens, and tapestries, and dark, fiery colors like reds and oranges.’
- ‘When people think of Turkey and shopping, they tend to think of rugs, kelims and other fabrics.’
- ‘The cities of Mostar and Sarajevo are famous for their kilims (handwoven carpets).’
- ‘Strangely enough, by losing myself in the delights of my new environment - in the carpets and kilims, in the handcrafts of all kinds, in Turkish classical music and calligraphy - I came to appreciate my own language more acutely.’
Late 19th century: via Turkish from Persian gelīm.
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