Rug Kilim Hekku 60x98 cm

€169.00
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Width
60 cm
Length
98 cm
Color
Blue Grey Orange White
Compositions
Wool
Type
Kilim
Origin
Tunisia
Use
Bedside rug Small decoration

Kilim rug 100% wool handmade by a craftswoman from the southern villages of Tunisia. Unique piece.

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This carpet is handwoven by a craftswoman from southern Tunisia whose technique has been passed down through generations.

  • Unique piece
  • 100% wool
  • Very tightly woven
  • Lightweight and easy to maintain
Size without fringes.

Did you know?

Tunisian kilims are known for the harmony of their patterns and colors. They recall the Berber history of Tunisia and differ from the Turkish or Persian kilim by their patterns, their thickness and their manufacturing technique. Tunisian kilims are very sturdy and neither too thin nor too thick : lighter than knotted rugs and thicker than Middle Eastern kilims.

Each tribe or village has its own styles and patterns. The patterns are always very tightly woven and therefore sharper and more defined than on knotted rugs. The patterns are mainly from the Berber tradition and always geometric. The triangle and the rhombus are the main motifs. They allow the craftswoman to play with colors and that is why kilims are often very colorful.

If you want a lively, lightweight and easy-care handcrafted rug, the kilim is the perfect carpet for you.

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Here is the meaning of the main symbols of the Rug Kilim Hekku 60x98 cm :


Note
: Originally, the symbolism of Berber signs refers mainly to life, the fertility of the couple and the fertility of the land. Over the centuries, the meanings have often evolved or overlapped.

Black/grey

It's the colour of the night: beneficial and protective power against the evil eye. Life takes place between the borders of black and white.

The rhombus

The diamond is the Berber carpet pattern par excellence. It appears on almost all Berber carpets in the Maghreb, whether in Tunisia, Algeria or Morocco.

Meaning 1: The diamond is an ancient Berber feminine symbol that represents woman and her beauty. It represents the womb of life, the uterus or the woman's body as a whole.

Meaning 2: The eye or the mirror: what reflects or allows one to see.The representation of the eye is in the Berber culture a way of countering the evil eye. In the same way, the mirror reflects the evil eye against itself.

The fish

In Tunisia, the fish is an ancestral symbol that dates back to the Phoenician period of Carthage. It is represented on many objects of Tunisian craftsmanship, particularly on kilim carpets.

The fish is considered in Tunisia as a lucky charm bringing luck and abundance. It is also a protective sign against the evil eye. The Tunisian expression "the fish on you" (hoot aalik) is used in the sense of "knocking on wood".

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Data sheet

Width
60 cm
Length
98 cm
Color
Blue Grey Orange White
Compositions
Wool
Type
Kilim
Origin
Tunisia
Use
Bedside rug Small decoration

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