This handcrafted wallet was crafted by a small workshop of artisans in Istanbul, Turkey. It blends old and new worlds by using vintage one-of-a-kind handwoven Kilim rugs and new craftsmanship including high quality genuine leather. You will love this as a wallet in a larger handbag or as a simple wristlet for a night on the town!
Images shown are back and front patterns of the same wallet.
HISTORY OF KILIMS
A kilim is a type of woven Turkish rug. Since the 13th century high quality Turkish carpets have been woven in certain Anatolian districts and then became popular across Europe since then.
Every pattern that is woven into a carpet is a picture of a feeling, a desire or a wish. Hand made rugs are generally called after the region or town where they are manufactured.
Turkish rugs are divided in three categories which depends on the technique:
- carpets are knotted
- kilims are woven
- sumaks and cicims are embroidered
In the past, kilims were woven by nomadic tribes to make utility objects for their tents such as curtains, floor carpets, cradles, donkey bags, etc. Now they are produced in the villages with the traditional methods for the decoration of contemporary houses.