This week I’ve been taken by rugs by Egyptian brand Kiliim, originally spotted via their Etsy shop. The richly hued cotton and wool kilim rugs are handwoven by artisans in Fowa, in the Nile Delta region: “Decades ago,” according to Kiliim’s website, “Fowa used to be home to over 2,000 kilim weaving workshops,. However, when we first visited back in 2016, there were less than 200. When the craft was at the brink of extinction from Egypt’s cultural heritage, we thought to rethink the value chain in hopes to bring the craft into the 21st century so it can stand a chance at sustaining a future.”
The company melds modern designs with age-old techniques (and creates stable incomes—50 percent higher from the industry average—for the nearly 40 artisans they’ve worked with since they first launched five years ago).
Take a look at just a few of their rug offerings, in rich hues and subtly graphic patterns:
N.B.: Now through November 30th, Kiliim is offering 15 percent off with code GIVEBACK; they’ll also donate 10 percent of proceeds to building roofs for those in need.
For more in the way of rugs, see:
- Made in Massachusetts: Modern Natural Fiber Rugs Designed by Sylvie Johnson
- Natural Fiber Rugs by Armadillo x House of Grey
- 10 Easy Pieces: Neutral Wool Area Rugs