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Zeki Müren Rug

A Brief Guide to Zeki Müren Rugs: Our Birthday Commemoration of the Late Artist’s Life and Rare Works

        Here, a vintage 3×6 Zeki Müren rug adorns an art gallery design by James Yarosh.           Today would be Müren’s 91st birthday — he was born Dec. 6, 1931 in Bursa, Turkey, and he passed Sept. 24, 1996 in his Bodrum home. He was an icon to countless, […]

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Bessarabian Kilim Install

A Brief Guide to Bessarabian Kilims and Rugs

            In this dining room, a vintage Bessarabian Kilim lends its new London home a new meaning of the word.          Granted, this author adores in-situ photos that show not just a gorgeous interior, but its little signs of life. That’s the heart of what many praise as “unpretentious” design — but what might they see […]

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Natgeo Rug Cleaning

The Most-Important Reason to Clean Your Rug: A Vital Tip in High-End Care by Rug & Kilim

  Did you know your rug is a filter that protects your health?          A rug is an integral part of a home in so many ways — and some might yet surprise you.            Rugs experience life with us, and they’re part of our quality of life more than we know. One thing you might not […]

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R&K Amini Lead

Rug & Kilim Presents: A Brief Video Tribute to Mahsa Amini and the Women of Iran

           This video is Rug & Kilim’s brief tribute to the late Mahsa Amini, and furthermore, to all the women of Iran and their fight for justice and liberty.            Those who know Rug & Kilim Founder Josh Nazmiyal know he is a proud native son of […]

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HPM Deco Rug

Rug & Kilim’s Highlights from High Point: Fall 2022 Market Testimonials

          Every Market at High Point is a chance for Rug & Kilim to embrace the new — a new perspective, a new space, a new collection or all of the above.          This Spring we brought our largest collection, and largest team, alike to complement our largest […]

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Rug & Kilim HPM

Favorite Handmade Rugs and Flatweaves of October, 2022: Team Picks by Rug & Kilim

          I know exactly what you’re thinking — yes, Rug & Kilim’s October Rugs of the Month are here, but are they Halloween themed after all?           For the record, this author loved the idea of each teammate picking a rug to ‘go’ as in the spirit […]

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21356 Luxe MP

A Brief Guide to Palace-Size Rugs

           There are few occasions as joyous as finding a palace-size rug — a rug angel gets its halo each time we do.           If you’re lucky enough to have a grand oversized floor, then we hope you admire the incomparable palace-size rug as much as we. […]

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Color Trends 2023

8 Favorite Handmade Rugs for Color Trends 2023

          If keen awareness of color is pivotal to us at Rug & Kilim, then Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Color Trends have us hooked already.           Their 2023 Color of the Year “Raspberry Blush” alone has us so enamored we had to celebrate in style (in case you […]

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Raspberry Blush Rugs

Our Favorite Handmade Rugs in the Benjamin Moore 2023 Color of the Year: “Raspberry Blush”

          Benjamin Moore announced their 2023 Color of the Year, and we for one at Rug & Kilim couldn’t be more engaged.          Nothing raises autumn spirits like a bright autumnal color, and “Raspberry Blush” looks up to the task. A glance inspires a rosy warmth and soft, […]

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Paneled Bedroom Kilim

A Brief History of Paneled Kilims

                  “Simple” never means “ordinary” in the way we look at handmade rugs.           It’s a simple but powerful idea, and it inspires both the way we create rugs and guides how curate classics. The Persian paneled Kilim exemplifies this principle, and its […]

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Scandinavian

The Scandinavian Collection presents geometric designs delineated with varying pile heights for tactile emphasis, with numerous fresh, refined patterns woven in a unique variety of yarns and classic colorways. Often referred to by Josh Nazmiyal as “a new language in design” the modernist collection celebrates our unprecedented textural diversity, a formidable Kilim line never seen in these spacious sizes, and an exciting departure from traditional geometry that simultaneously embodies the original design.

Some of the most well-received patterns have drawn inspiration from mid-century pioneers of the aesthetic, reimagined with Josh’s deep reverence of the style and his drive to present the vintage style with the utmost quality and possibility. To that end essential functional concerns were innovated, especially in the flat weaves where the original pieces were fewer, smaller and more vulnerable to folding underfoot and we’ve achieved a durable body resistant to buckling or shifting like traditional flat weaves. A number of our Scandinavian Kilim pieces likewise enjoy a subtle, intriguing colorway variation created through the aforementioned blend of undyed, natural yarns, lending to a unique, tasteful sense of movement complementing the classic geometry.

Our goal was to ensure that the soul of Scandinavian design aesthetic in both functionality and minimalism was observed, while durability, beauty and restraint were addressed in kind.

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