"Persian Kilim Chiraz Carpet Around 1960"Entirely woven by hand, 100% pure wool, vegetable dyes, size: 1.40mX0.98m The kilim, also spelled klim or kelim (word of Turkish origin), is a carpet without velvet because it is embroidered instead to be knotted. The kilim is made in various cities of Anatolia and Iran (especially Sanandaj). Its name, which comes from the Persian Gelim, is used to designate a flat-stitch wool carpet that is found mainly in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and was born around 10 years ago. 000 years as evidenced by many vestiges. They can also be cotton or goat hair. Until very recently, kilims were not made for commercial purposes and thus preserved their authenticity. They represent both the memory and the identity of sedentary, nomadic and semi-nomadic peoples who weave them. Each tribe and each village has its own style: shimmering or sober colors, complex or refined decorations depending on the region. Their motifs are a form of symbolic writing inherited from ancient shamanistic beliefs. The carpet patterns are geometric, the tones are ethnic and the texture is fine. Their rendering is more flexible and lighter. Originally, the kilim served as cover and protect the ground of mosques and yurts. Nowadays, it can be used on the floor, on the walls, thrown out of sofa, headboard or curtains.