Kamsah | Bohemian Kilim - Small
A genuine kilim rug crafted by women in the southern region of Tunisia. Tightly woven using a flat-weave process. The sturdy production of this rug means it will last a lifetime with proper care.
+ Moisture repellent
+ Crease resistant
+ 2' 1" x 3'5"
We highly recommend using a rug pad with this rug. It will help preserve the rug better and keep it in place. Vacuum with a suction-only setting regularly. For stains, use a natural cleaner (like this one).
The Bohemian Kilim is made by a progressive collective of women in the north-west region of Tunisia. Each piece is handcrafted on the same style looms found in Egypt over 6,000 years ago. The shapes in this rug are a combination of Berber symbols that have been a part of the culture in North Africa since the Paleolithic Era.
The process starts in the spring (May) with the trimming of wool from angora goats. Work on wool lasts several months and has to be finished before winter. Once the wool has been cleaned, spun into yarn and dyed, winter has arrived and the artisans can begin weaving.
The yarn is organically dyed with pomegranates, beats, rosemary, juniper, olive and mugwort tree branches. Spices such as coriander, curcuma and turmeric are some of the spices that are also used to due the fibers.
**Disclaimer: Although the dyes are 100% natural, there is a marginal amount of chemicals used to take out unpleasant scents from the dyes and to help preserve the colors.