Taznak kilims are hand woven mixed technique – the rug is both flat and has raised pile detailing – all wool flatweaves from Morocco. Kilims are handmade across the rug-weaving world and are quickly artisan produced by creating the design using the widthwise weft threads as the design. Therefore, there is no labour intensive and time-consuming hand knotting, but this means kilims are not to be used as hard-wearing floor coverings. They do have a multitude of uses, including bedspreads, wall hangings, tablecloths and loosely covering furniture.
These rugs offer a very bright, cheerful and cost-effective way to acquire a handmade floorcovering for a reasonable price. Always use on the floor with a suitable underlay which helps stop them creeping and protects them from being crushed against a hard surface. Due to the lack of pile they are also prone to showing dirt relatively quickly so keep on top of the cleaning regime- have them expertly cleaned every three years.
This example of a handmade wool multi coloured Taznak kilim is highly joyful and creative – the most effective way to brighten up cold north European homes or to use on a tiled floor in a hot climate