Traditionally, hand-woven into kilim furniture are decorative motifs, thought to signify desires or serve as protective symbols. This kilim bench has been decprated with the Tarak motif, symmetrical lines intertwined with one another, symbolising a comb. The design was used to express a wish to get married within nomadic Turkish societies.
Kilims – hand-woven, woollen rugs without a knotted pile – have been made in Turkey for centuries. A crucial part of nomadic life, they lined (and line) the floors and walls of tents as well as houses and were highly valued as dowry pieces. Not only are they attractive, but they are famously hardwearing, and as a result, ideal for upholstery. Beneath the kilim the upholstered seat is generously padded, the bottom of the bench is finished with a continuous single row of brass tacks and the sturdy wooden legs are decoratively turned and varnished. Perfect as extra seating or footstools, these benches can also double up as coffee tables, ideal for piles of magazines and tea trays.
Available in two sizes:
Small: H: 35cm, W: 50cm, D: 35cm
Medium: H: 37cm, W: 60cm, D: 45cm
- Deeply padded foam seat
- Legs: Solid turned wood
- Fabric: Hand woven, pure kilim wool
Care: We recommend a professional cleaner
Note: Due to the handmade nature of these benches the dimensions and designs may vary slightly. Making each one unique.
Supplied fully assembled