Kilims are flat woven carpets or rugs produced from around the world, mostly in Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), North Africa, Scandinavia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. They are handmade by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. The weft strands, which carry the visible design and color, are almost always wool, while the hidden warp strands can be either wool or cotton. The warp strands are only seen at the ends, where they appear as the fringe and usually tied in bunches, to ensure unraveling of the weave. Making a Kilim rug is highly regarded folk art and there is a great deal of symbolism in the designs. Kilim symbols may vary according to their changes of color, placement in the pattern or slight modification of shape. With multiple patterns, motifs, colors and sizes available, Kilim rugs can fit practically any style of design, be it classical, traditional, contemporary, Bohemian chic, modern or rustic. Kilim rugs are used as floor coverings, wall-hangings, bedspreads or as pillow covers, to name just a few of their uses. Today, Kilims are not only found in the home, but also in offices where they take the edge off the usual formality. Discover unique appeal of Kilims from Esmaili Rugs and Antiques - see how we can help you incorporate these beautiful geometric and diamond medallion designs into your home. Browse our Kilim Collection.
Welcome to the Antique Rug Gallery of Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. By traveling the world, browsing local street markets and establishing relationships with overseas rug makers, Mr. Ali Esmaili provides his customers with the most sought-after, hard-to-find antique rugs that exude exotic artistry, enthralling designs and remarkable shades of colors you never knew existed.
Owning one of the most impressive antique rug collections in Dallas, TX as well as all of the southern U.S., we warmly invite you to explore the fascinating, beautiful world of handmade antique rugs ready to grace homes, commercial buildings and hospitality facilities. From traditional to contemporary and transitional to Mid-Century Modern, our rug inventory provides fresh, colorful and fashionable options for nearly any design preference and budget. It's time you experience a new era in Oriental rugs!
Our History At A Glance
Ali Esmaili grew up in his family's Oriental rug store and became a key contributor right here in Dallas, Texas. He was destined to follow in his family's footsteps from one of the greatest generations, and as such would be the one building his family's legacy.