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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kilim

 

a woolen, handwoven, double-faced rug without nap. The pattern is created by a thick filling of colored wefts, which conceal the threads of the warp. Kilims with geometric and floral patterns (rarely with thematic representations) are made in a number of republics of the USSR (for example, in the Ukraine and Moldavia) and in Poland, Bulgaria, and several other countries.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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