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Afghan Kelim rugs are hand-knotted by Turkmens in northern
The designs on kelim rugs are created by carefully weav-
Afghanistan. Kelim is the name of a common Persian weave,
ing the different shades and colours, making a flatweave. A
but also of the technology used in the production, which can
natural colour scale with geometrical symbols and octagons
be traced back to at least the fourth or fifth century BCE.
is used, creating the characteristic expression that is unmis-
Kelims are primarily produced by nomads and are pile-less
takeably Afghan Kelim.
rugs, which are also used for bags, as wall decorations, or
as curtains for tents.