Category Archives: Kilims

New Project Kilims have arrived


This is one of our 12 new and unique project kilims.

The project, called DOBAG (an acronym for Dogal Boya Arastirma ve Gelistirme Projesi — Turkish for Natural Dye Research and Development Project), started back in 1981 and was an almost instant success. Within a few years, not only were hundreds of weavers involved in selling their naturally dyed rugs through the DOBAG cooperative, but weavers in nearby villages were learning to use natural dyes and were selling rugs in the open market.

The discovery of old dyes i still on going, and you will find some of the best examples available in the UK today at www.therealrugcompany.co.uk

Project Kilims from Turkey


The skill of making a large variety of rich colours from natural dyes almost became lost, and it is no longer known how to make quite a few colours. Gradually these skills are being rediscovered…

kilims are hand weaving with needle. they are %100 hand made. meaning of this is %100 hand spin wool + %100 natural colours + % hand weaving. they are projekt kilims. this projekt start 1990 by the government the name is ”dobag”. meaning of this is: returnning to the tradition. because al this natural colours are missing dye’s. we work in this projekt to try to give life agein for a missing culture and the dye.2000 peaple has been working for the projekt. in the and we find very beatiful and valuable colours. the kilims you have now they are the best new kilims of the world. be sure aboute this. as much as you use they get better and better. the wool get’s soft and shinning. by the time when they are old they are becoming more and expensive and valuable. in the year one time you can wash them (cold water and shampoo). if you drop on them anything dont worry they are not absorb them in side.because hand spin wool is only absorb things if you are boild them… ” (Hasan, Turkey , January 2008)

These Kilims are available at www.therealrugcompany.co.uk which also supplies Flokati Rugs, Cowhides, Reindeer hides.