𝐀 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐬 - 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 - 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡, 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲, 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲. Kilim has a long history that spans thousands of years and many empires. The word ‘kilim’ is often used as a catch-all for any flat tapestry, non-piled weave traditionally produced in countries of the former Persian Empire, including Iran, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Turkic countries. This versatile and pileless fabric is crafted by a unique weaving technique where the differently colored weft threads are tightly interwoven between warp threads at 90-degree angles on a handloom, rather than being looped and knotted around adjacent warp yarns as is done in rug-making, to produce a flat surface with no pile, making it more lightweight than rugs and carpets. The primary material used for making a Kilim is natural wool. Most Kilim rugs make use of this material for both the warp and wefts, but in some cases it is mixed with cotton fibers too.