Splendid Persian kilim rugs manufacture . The famous Persian kilim rugs or traditional rugs are a supreme mark of historical and cultural heritage . Formerly as well as presently Iran , Turkey , Azerbaijan , are the leading countries in the export and production of kilim rugs .
Additionally , Persian kilims provide traditional view to a place . People all over the world import splendid Persian kilim rugs greatly . Iran is famous because of the manufacture and production of these Persian kilim rugs . The trade of Persian kilim rugs is immensely in progress day by day .
What is a kilim ?
Kilims are flat-tapestry , handwoven rugs . They are traditional rugs and reflect nomadic life of tribal area . Kilims contain warps which are mostly of wool and wefts which are of wool or cotton . Moreover , designs of kilims are mostly environmental , historical and cultural . In villages men shear wool while women change the wool to yarn by spinning wheel and give various designs to it . Besides , kilim is woven by the colorful threads to give an exquisite look . Kilim is really useful in our daily lives .
Furthermore , previously kilims were confined into domestic consumption . Presently kilims attain their place in market because of the decorative popularity such as wall-hangings , pillows , floor-coverings etc .
Major suppliers of splendid Persian kilim rugs
The worlds import of carpets and rugs have nearly reached to US$2 million .The most important supplier of rugs and carpets is the Islamic Republic of Iran (24.7%) , India (21.3%), China (13.9%), Nepal (8.4%), Pakistan (8.3%) and Turkey (7.1%) .
These statistics show that quality splendid Persian kilim rugs are leading in market . Likewise Iran other countries are trying to produce rugs with the Iranian designs . Unfortunately the originality remains in the Persian kilim rugs manufactured purely in Iran . The study shows that almost 1.2 million weavers in Iran manufacture carpets and rugs for domestic market . They manufacture for international export as well . Iran is the larger exporter and manufacturer of handmade and handwoven carpets and rugs including kilim rugs , producing three quarter of the world’s output . Furthermore Iran’s export of carpets and rugs is greatly considerable .
Types of rugs manufactured in Iran
- Dilmaghani ( name of the family back in Qajar dynasty . They were famous in producing hand-knotted carpets and rugs )
- Gabbeh ( traditional rugs , actually a pile rug )
- Kilim ( or gelim in Persian )
- Heriz rug ( belongs to Heris , in the northeast of Iran . These rugs are durable )
- Tabriz rug ( general category of Persian carpets )
- Kashan rug ( famous as Persian rug )