If you are looking for ideas to redecorate your home or inspiration to give your newly purchased house a character of its own, and if you are looking to think out of the box and buy only those type of decorative accents that truly have a meaning and a rich cultural history behind them, then we would like to suggest for you to look into Kilim Pillows. You have surely seen them in magazines or in the houses of some of your acquaintances or friends, but just in case you may be unfamiliar with these type of pillows, we would like to delve a little bit into what they are and why they bring so much character and definition to your decoration style in any room. To begin with, let us make clear that kilim is a word originating in the region of the historical geography of Turkey, including Anatolia, and it refers to the textile produced by utilizing any of the many varieties of flatweaving techniques used to produce a type of wool based fabric that can then be used for a variety of items, most notably rugs and pillows. While most conventional rugs are made by introducing each individual strand and then holding them all together underneath, Kilim is made by weaving together several strands, thus producing a flatweave. This is the general idea of the technique, but as we said before, there are many variants in the technique to produce kilim fabric.
In general, however, in producing kilim, the slit weave technique is preferred. Briefly, with this technique a gap is left at the juncture between two different colors. This small gap is produced when the yarn woven across the width of the item is brought back around the last lengthwise strand of yarn in a color area, and the strand running the width of the next color block is returned around the lengthwise yarn of this new color. Now, with this slit weave technique you may wonder that the gaps weaken the structure of the fabric and thus may compromise the integrity and durability of any Kilim Pillows you may buy or already own. In reality, in order to cover this small gap and ensure the structural soundness of the fabric, the weavers weave the strands tightly and tend to select diagonal design patterns, so that the slits are not all on the same vertical level. The result is a bold, eye catching design that you have surely seen in décor magazines with striking geometrical patterns.
But perhaps you do not want your Kilim Pillow to be so bold. Maybe you do not like sharp, geometrical patterns. In this case, there are still very beautiful, classical options to choose from, since you can also find these type of pillows with floral designs instead of geometric figures, for example, which can be a perfect addition to any bedroom or even as decorative pillows on your couch. Go ahead and explore your option, you are sure to find the right design for you.