Their story :
Kilim” is a Turkish word for “a flat-woven rug”. However, it seems to be derived from the Persian form “gilim” which can be traced back to the 9th and 10th centuries. The term specifically refers to flat weave blankets, as opposed to floor coverings or area rugs. In more recent times, the word kilim in its widest acceptance includes all kinds of oriental tapestries with various uses such as blankets and wall or door tapestries whose roles are both decorative and functional. This is why this term has been used rather casually to designate weavings using a wide variety of techniques: tapestries of all types, weft brocades, soumak or rounding, weaved tapestry proper, various kinds of complementary wefts or warps, or combinations of several techniques.