Kilims (Persian: گلیم gelīm, Azerbaijani: Kilim کیلیم, Turkish: Kilim, Turkmen: Kilim) are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs produced from the Balkans to Pakistan. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. Modern kilims are popular floor-coverings in Western households.
Kurdish House London has brought a select number of old Kurdish Kilim heritage pieces from Nomad Kilims to London.
Would you like to view a unique piece of Kurdish cultural heritage with a view to having it in your home?
You can view the old Kurdish Kilims (from the 1900’s, 1930’s, 1950’s, 1970’s) at KHL in central London (we are close to Trafalgar Square, see directions below) and take them home to see how they look (of course with no obligation).
if you decide to purchase, you will be participating in KHL's “Pay it Forward Model”, directly helping those recently arrived from the Kurdish regions (whether they are a refugee or a migrant) to have a community workspace, business training and support at KHL. As a successful member of the Kurdish Community in London you will be ‘Paying it Forward’ to those who follow you.
Prices are between £300 for small pieces to £3000 for full size antique Kurdish Kilims.
For those interested in the financial return, hold for 4 years and you can expect to see a substantial increase in value in these heritage pieces as growth returns to the Kurdish regions.
For those interested in leaving a legacy, you might prefer to consider it as enjoying a beautiful piece of Kurdish art now and to preserve it for the the next generation.