Just as we’re on the verge of buying a sewing machine so we can actually MAKE some of the things we imagine, we’ve been seeing images of beautiful patchwork rugs made out of vintage kilim remnants. Wondering if it would be possible to DIY them ourselves, we went hunting for kilim remnants.
It turns out, they are not so easy to find. We couldn’t find them at any of our usual sources like Ebay and Etsy. We DO have a friend who found some at a flea market. So it seems that the making of a patchwork kilim rug would depend on kismit and a good amount of luck sourcing the materials.
But we DID find some pretty, affordale patchwork kilims rugs like this one, made with 40-year-old kilims:
…and this one available at kilims.com...
For more on kilims check out our recent post The Unexpected Histories And Care Of Kilims.