Indian Rugs | Hand-made Kilim, Chindi & Tribal Carpets

The carpets feature traditional Indian designs on a natural background. Made from natural and sustainable materials the luxury rugs consist of 80% wool & 20% cotton. A high wool content enables vibrant, deep colours and incredible detail. Beautiful, yet hardwearing, it will enhance any room in the modern or traditional home. Each carpet is somewhat unique and there may be some slight variation in the colour and design of the rug due to the hand crafted nature. Kilims are traditional tribal flat weave rugs that are handwoven on a flat loom with skill and patience. Each of our rugs is a great masterpiece of craftsmanship. The rugs are handmade in rural communities in India on a fair trade basis. Traditional weaving skills, passed down through generations, are used to support agricultural income as it attracts good rates of pay.

Ajanta Kilim Rug 120x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£56.00
Ajanta Kilim Rug 180x120cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£150.00
Ajanta Kilim Rug 270x180cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£300.00
Ajanta Kilim Rug 75x240cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£120.00
Birdsong Kilim Rug 120x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£60.00
Birdsong Kilim Rug 180x120cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£150.00
Birdsong Kilim Rug 240x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£120.00
Birdsong Kilim Rug 270x180cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£300.00
Blockprint Tribal Rug 150x90cm
This Indian carpet features a traditional tribal design on a natural background. Made from natura..
£90.00
Blockprint Tribal Rug 180x120cm
This Indian carpet features a traditional tribal design on a natural background. Made from natura..
£150.00
Blockprint Tribal Rug 240x150cm
This Indian carpet features a traditional tribal design on a natural background. Made from natura..
£240.00
Blockprint Tribal Rug 240x75cm
This Indian carpet features a traditional tribal design on a natural background. Made from natura..
£120.00
Jharkhand Kilim Rug 120x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£60.00
Jharkhand Kilim Rug 180x120cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£150.00
Jharkhand Kilim Rug 240x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£120.00
Jharkhand Kilim Rug 270x180cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£300.00
Kazak Kilim Rug 150x90cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£90.00
Kazak Kilim Rug 180x120cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£150.00
Kazak Kilim Rug 240x150cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£240.00
Kazak Kilim Rug 240x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£120.00
Kohra Kilim Rug 180x120cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£160.00
Kohra Kilim Rug 180x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£100.00
Kohra Kilim Rug 270x180cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£320.00
Kohra Kilim Rug 360x240cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£550.00
Zanskar Kilim Rug 120x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£60.00
Zanskar Kilim Rug 180x120cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£150.00
Zanskar Kilim Rug 240x75cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£120.00
Zanskar Kilim Rug 270x180cm
This carpet features a traditional Indian design on a natural background. Made from natural and s..
£300.00

Kilim rugs & carpets

What is Kilim?

Kilim is a word of Turkish origin. It is a pileless textile that has many uses, especially rug making, and is produced by one of several flatweaving techniques. They have a related heritage and are practiced in locations such as Turkey, India, North Africa, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China.

The main difference between a kilim rug and a pile rug is that the design on a pile rug is made by individual short strands of different color being knotted onto the warps and fixed by pressing the wefts tightly, whereas kilim designs are created by interweaving the colored wefts and warps - Creating what is commonly known as a flatweave.

Kilims are usually woven using the slitweave technique. The slit refers to the space left between two banks of colour. It is done by returning the weft around the last warp in a colour area, and the weft of the adjacent colour is later returned around the adjacent warp. Weavers pack the weft tightly to completely cover the warp and often prefer diagonal patterns to avoid weakening the structure of the carpet. This makes for bold, sharp patterns that weavers enjoy freely creating and is the reason why so many kilims have a geometrical design.

To make a kilim, a loom, a beating comb, an optional shuttle and a knife or scissors are the tools needed. Wool is the main material and cotton is also used - Wool is the primary weft material used with cotton warps, which accounts for the vast majority of all kilim rugs.