Kilims are flat woven tapestry weave carpets that have no pile. The word kilim comes from the Persian word gelim meaning to “throw roughly” indicating that their function was to act as a textile cover. Kilims can be very simple and loosely woven or highly decorative and tightly woven. Kilims are woven throughout Central Asia with fine examples highly prized.
Antique Labijar kilim from the North border of Afghanistan. There is a debate to whether these were Turkmen made or Arabi made?. These days Hazara weavers copy this design but this is an original piece with panels of madder,Indigo and yellow gold each having a double headed arrow motif in the centre. Very rare item.