The other day I had some clients describe my kilim rugs as being “gypset”… I had never heard this word before. A cursory google search revels that the definition of gypset is:
“Gypset Style explores the unconventional, wanderlust lives of these high-low cultural nomads and the bohemian enclaves they inhabit, as well as their counterculture forbears, such as the Victorian explorers, the Lost Generation, the Beatniks, and the hippies”.
I guess I was showing my age by not being up to date with the latest buzzwords. Nonetheless, I was encouraged by my client’s youthful appreciation of our handwoven rugs, and inspired by the genuine interest in decorating their home with something real and created with love and care. Whilst ‘gypset’ is the latest fad word that will, like other buzzwords, eventually become unfashionable, the kilim rugs that gypset describes have been around for centuries and no doubt will continue to be sort after decorative items for generations to come.
The image below is a vegetable dyed kilim. We have a very large selection of these kilims as well as the darker and richer coloured kilim rugs called Gulmori.
West End Co. is Brisbane’s largest retailer of hand knotted and hand woven rugs. If you are a Queenslander in the market for a Persian rug, Turkish Rug, or Moroccan rug, please visit our Brisbane store. If you are looking for a Persian rug, Turkish Rug, or Moroccan rug in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, or Tasmania, then look no further to our range available on our online store.