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Kilims at their best are not only extremely decorative, they serve a highly utilitarian purpose. Here are some excellent examples of this twofold function. Inspired by the natural colors of the landscape and the rugged terrain, the patterns of these Kilims tend to be simple and bold, the fabrics, tough and hard-wearing. Among the best known are those of Balouch, Turcoman, Uzbek, Taimani, and Kazak. Many tend to be generous in size, often twelve or fourteen feet long, so they are ideal for large, heavily trafficked areas.
Maimana Kilim, enhancing this room with its radiant colors. They come from a small town in northwest Afghanistan. Inspired by the natural colors of the landscape, the patterns are simple and bold. The remarkable truth about these kilims is their adaptability to virtually any contemporary setting, ranging from post-modern apartments to mediterranean villas to mansions in the most traditional English or Spanish styles. Sizes vary from small doormat, to some of the largest kilims like the 14’ x 20’, 12’ x 18’, 15’ x 24’.
“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art” Leonardo DaVinci