Kilim (sometimes written as Kelim) production in india can be traced back to the 16th century, when the Mughal Emperor Akbar brought Persian carpet weavers back to India. These skills have been passed down through generations and our kilims are still produced using traditional eco friendly handlooms that is looms operated by hand without the need for power. Handlooms produce a wonderful and authentic artisan product that should not be confused with mass produced machine made rugs.
Our rugs have character and each rug reflects the skills of the highly practiced artisan weavers. All of our rugs come from either GoodWeave licensed suppliers or from suppliers who are working towards GoodWeave accreditation. We are proud to support this pioneering charity that works to end child labour in rug weaving and to help educate and develop rug weaving communities. Namaste is a Fair Trade company and we are confident that by buying one of our Fair Trade rugs, you will contribute positively by providing much needed employment and will help to preserve an ancient craft. We use only natural materials and always strive to maximise the use of recycled or sustainable environmentally friendly sources.Kilim rugs are of flatweave construction, which means they do not have a deep pile and therefore, we recommend using a nonslip rug pad under our kilim rugs, both for comfort and for antislip properties.