A Kilim is produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. Kilim weaves are tapestry weaves, where the horizontal weft strands are pulled tightly downward so that they hide the vertical warp strands.
When the end of a color boundary is reached, if it is a straight vertical line, a vertical slit forms between the two different color areas where they meet. For this reason, most kilims can be classed as "slit woven" textiles. The slits are beloved by collectors, as they produce very sharp-etched designs, emphasizing the geometry of the weave.
Kilims are most often used as prayer mats! These are new weaves, with old materials, vintage rugs have been undone and the wool re-woven into a new mat! Longevity, History, Presence -amazing!
Handwoven in the Mountainous Eastern Anatolian region of Turkey