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Know Your “Oriental” Rug. Introducing the Kilim.

When purchasing a genuine Persian or Oriental rug, your salesman may point out a ‘kilim’ rug which looks like a flat tapestry-woven carpet or rug. Kilim rugs are produced from the Balkans to Pakistan and have been found to date back to the fourth or fifth century. Kilim rugs are often referred to by rug and carpet retailers as ‘oriental rugs,’ but they belong

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