This beautiful vintage pillow cover is made from a hand woven unused anatolian kilim that is between 40-50 years old. Kilims are hand woven rugs made in various regions of Turkey. The kilim rug used to make this pillow cover comes from the Sivas province of the Anatolia region of Turkey. Read below for more history about this item.
The material used is wool that has been colored with vegetable dyes. The back side of the cover is cotton fabric with hidden zipper opening.
Size is 42x41 Cm. Weight 297 grams
Pillow insert not included.
Dry clean for best results.
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 named after the region or town where they are manufactured in.
Turkish rugs are divided in three categories which depends on the technique:
- carpets are knotted
- kilims are weaved
- sumaks and cicims are embroidered on top of kilims
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.