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Mary Kelly Kilims

Mary Kelly Kilims | Specialist Importer of Kilim Rugs | saddle-bags | cushions | Blog


How Old is my Kilim Rug?

How Old is my Kilim Rug?

One of the best things about buying a one of a kind kilim rug is that age is likely to retain and in some cases, increase their value over time. This is something that is untrue for almost any other purchase for the home! Age however will not make up for a poorly designed, dyed and woven kilim.....a poor quality rug which is 100 years old is still a poor quality rug.

High quality New Production Kilims do have the potential to appreciate in value over time and can be considered good investments. The best of Turkish new production kilims are finely woven in high class wool, (including NZ wool) using vegetable dyes. A reputable and trustworthy supplier will be able to assist in finding investment-quality new kilims.

Aging rugs is sometimes a vexed question;  however in general and allowing some lattitude depending on the individual rug,  the following rules apply.....

NEW: up to 10 years old

RECENT: 10 to 30 years old.

SEMI OLD: 30 to 60 years old.

OLD: 50-90 years old.

ANTIQUE: 80 to 100 years and older.

[The pretty kilim above is a semi-old Anatolian piece, probably about 50 years old from Cal]



Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to My Blog

Hello, and welcome.

I am very excited to have my new web-site launched and functioning. I hope you enjoy browsing through the pages; you will find lots to look at and I hope admire.  And tell me what  you think!  I would love to hear your comments/feedback. Or answer your questions.

I plan each week or so to address a new subject, such as 'Where is Anatolia' or 'What is a Semi-old kilim'. If you have any subject you would like addressed, just let me know.

Keep and eye out for my new stock which will be arriving in the next couple of weeks. I certainly have some interesting pieces to show you. Included are bold and vibrant Overdyed Rugs,  extra-long and wide Runners, finely woven and beautifully finished new production Kilims, and an outstanding collection of old and antique saddle-bags from Afghanistan. And about 350 kilim cushions for you to choose from!

I'll be back again soon.