If you are in the market for clearance area rugs, you have definitely come to the right place. At RugSource.com, we always have a generous selection of rugs on clearance, which is just another reason why shopping with us is the smartest decision you can make.
As you can see, our area rug clearance page has many appealing rugs for you to choose from. Like every other product we sell, we stand by the quality of our clearance rugs. When you buy one of our clearance rugs, you will get the same high quality you would expect in any product purchased from Rug Source. You will also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our 30-day money-back guarantee.
We know buying one of our clearance area rugs is a big investment for many consumers, and that it is hard to know if the rug you selected will work in the space you are decorating until you actually see the rug in the room or hallway. That is why we give you 30 days to decide if the rug you ordered is the perfect fit for your living or workspace. If it is not, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days of your purchase.
When we say you will get a full refund, we mean it. We do not charge a restocking fee of any sort if you decide to return one of the rugs on clearance within 30 days.
If you purchase a floor covering listed on our area rug clearance webpage, you will save on shipping because we deliver our clearance area rugs free to any destination located in the United States. You will not have to wait too long to get your rug because we ship our clearance rugs within 24 hours after we receive payment.
We guarantee you will not find lower prices than ours anywhere online. When you consider our 30-day money-back guarantee and free shipping, why would you buy clearance rugs anywhere but RugSource.com? We invite you to start shopping now.
If you have any questions about our clearance rugs, do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales team is always happy to help. Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!
Handwoven Kilim Rugs: Turkish Weaving with a Storied History
Kilim rugs are a handmade, flat-woven carpet with no piles or knotted fluff. Although the word kilim is of Turkish origin, kilim rugs have been made in Turkey, Persia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Morocco, the Balkans and Scandinavia, proving the flat-weaving technique spread far. Because these antique rugs are found across the globe, each region has a different pronunciation and spelling of the name Kilim.
Most experts believe kilims originated in the Anatolia region of modern day Turkey. The earliest examples of kilim rugs date back as far as the 4th century AD, although there is evidence the flat-weave technique probably began at about 1,000 BC in Egypt.
Qashgahii kilims from the Zagros region, along with Turkoman and baluch kilims from eastern Iran and central Asia, are among the styles now highly coveted by those who buy kilim rugs.
The techniques used to make vintage kilim rugs have changed little over the centuries. Whereas a pile rug is made by knotting short strands of different color onto warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly against each other, the design of a Kilim rug is made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps.
The simple interlocking strands of wool, hair or fiber requires no backing, so Kilim carpets are thinner than traditional Persian rugs and Oriental rugs, making them popular as tapestries or use as bed coverlets.
The Distinctive Motifs and Colors of Kilim Carpets
Common motifs found in Kilim carpets include serrated leaf elements, zig-zag crenellations, shield medallions, diamond borders, and geometric designs. Many of the geometric motifs in kilims – “ramshorn” motifs and serrated medallions or “ashiks” – traveled with nomads as they spread to the Middle East. Elements such as perennials, pomegranates and fronds are popular in modern kilim carpets and vintage kilims alike.
The wide-ranging palette of reds, greens, oranges, and browns in antique Kilim carpets demonstrate the quality of dyes early Anatolian weavers had at their disposal. Many traditional kilim rugs feature warm, muted colors as the primary hues, with cooler tones used to create points of contrast.
The flat-weaving technique used to make Kilim rugs makes it difficult to produce continuous separations of color, so Kilims often have a stepped or crenelated appearance.
A Traditional Kilim Was Practical Before It Was Decorative
Woolen kilims are known for their strength and versatility. Long before Kilims became decorative pieces, tribal communities used them as floor coverings; as bedding or clothing; as horse blankets; for storage of grains; or draped as a shelter against the weather.
Lightweight and easy to transport, Kilims are especially popular in rug-weaving centers with warm climates, where shaggy rugs were not needed to keep warm.
Buying Antique Kilim Rugs and Contemporary Kilims
For many decades, antique Kilim rugs were considered artifacts of primordial tribal design unaffected by the influence of high art or foreign culture. Once overlooked as low status items, antique Kilims are now cherished as examples of the authentic weaving tradition of the Middle East.
We pride ourselves on a distinctive collection of Kilims. For those interested in buying vintage Kilim rugs, our collection of antique carpets offers an extraordinary range of designs and colors. We also carry a vast selection of more modern Kilims for the contemporary home. Shop online or contact us at our Charlotte, North Carolina location to shop for kilim carpets that reflect your style.