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More About Turkish Rugs and Kilims

Turkish rugs and kilims are renowned worldwide for their beautiful designs, vibrant colours, and excellent handwork.

There are rugs and kilims produced in villages and towns throughout Turkey, and, while contemporary colours and designs may be included in rugs made in the more urban centres, village and tribal rugs will usually reflect the experiences and beliefs of their makers.

In the following pages, we have provided you with a little information on the history of Turkish rug-making, materials used in their manufacture, and the symbolism of the motifs woven into their design.