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kilim

[kee-leem, kil-im] /kiˈlim, ˈkɪl ɪm/
noun
1.
a pileless, tapestry-woven rug or other covering made in various parts of the Middle East, eastern Europe, and Turkestan.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Turkish < Persian gilīm coarse-woven blanket
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  • And if you look closely, you can even see the paint chipped off the moldings, the worn places in the kilim rugs.
  • The hardwood floors and beamed ceilings are complemented by seating areas cozied with oriental carpets and kilim throw pillows.
  • Most rooms have interesting modern lamps, and many have kilim rugs.
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kilim

/kɪˈlim; ˈkiːlɪm/
noun
1.
a pileless woven rug of intricate design made in the Middle East
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish, from Persian kilīm
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