Persian Kilim and Jajim Rugs

Kilim and Jajim Rugs As Flatweave Persian Rugs

You may think, what is a Persian Kilim or Jajim rug? These carpets are flat woven rugs in Iran, mainly from rural regions or nomad tents. Despite their unique texture, which doesn't include any piles, these two differ, but both are considered magnificent hand-knotted carpets woven by Persian women with folklore designs. Due to their simple structure and texture, Kilim and specially Jajim rugs have reasonable prices, usually woven with wool yarns (based on the regions they belong to, their materials can also include goat wool and cotton). These eco-friendly Persian carpets have fascinating patterns inspired by imagination and folk stories, dyed with natural dyes of the beautiful nature in Iran. The history of these handmade rugs is even longer than that of the first rugs with piles, referring to 2500 years ago when humans became elite in interweaving warps and weft yarns. Today many tribes, nomads, and rural people still produce stunning Kilim and Jajim rugs in Iran with various styles, such as Qashqai, Bakhtiari, Baluch, Turkmen, Khamseh, Shahsavan, and Lori tribes. Percarin is the home of all Persian carpets and rugs, where you can find a diverse collection of Kilim and Jajim rugs belonging to different regions in Iran. Discover the flat woven collections!

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Handwoven Somak Tabriz Kilim Runner
Machine-made Persian Shahsavan Polypropylene Kilim Rug 9944
Handmade Triple Medallion Persian Shahsavan Kilim Rug 01
Machine-made Persian Josheghan Flat-weave BCF Rug 423
Handmade Modern Colorful Persian Area Kilim Rug 61937
Handmade Blue Persian Shiraz Kilim Rug 010399
Handmade Cream and Beige Persian Area Kilim Rug 107
Handmade Square Orange Persian Sirjan Kilim Rug 81120

What Is The Difference Between Kilim Rug and Jajim Rug?

While Kilim and Jajim are two types of flat-weave Persian rugs, they are distinguished by their weaving techniques, weight, and designs. Their differences are distinct from their values; both include special features which make them desirable and unique. These two Persian carpets are woven on simple looms with less complication than a piled rug. There is no pile on the surface so weavers can finish a kilim and Jajim rug faster. Also, the weaving type creates particular patterns and designs, varied from Persian pile-woven rugs. The key to identifying Kilim rugs from Jajim rugs is to know each type's features. Let's find out what is a Kilim and Jajim.

What Is a Kilim Rug?

Kilim rugs are usually woven on a loom using hand-spun wool, goat hair, or cotton as the warp and wool and goat hair as weft yarns and are often decorated with images of plants or animals. They come in various designs and colors, the most common designs are geometric patterns, but there are also animal-like shapes, floral patterns, and other abstract forms. These motifs and patterns created from the weft yarns dislike pile-woven rugs, in which the designs come from knots. Therefore, the weft yarns cover the warp yarns to make the rug pattern.
Because of the thick fibers used in the texture of Kilim rugs and the compaction of weft yarns, they're usually heavy. Almost all nomads of Iran weave Kilim rugs; Persian Kilim rugs are produced in some rural regions like Harsin.

What Is a Jajim Rug?

Jajim is a reversible rug or covering textile woven by a handmade fabric machine with wool or goat hair yarns in colorful shades. These handwoven crafts don't only use as a rug or ground cloth; Persian tribes and rural people weave them to cover their clothes and bedsheets. Therefore, they're less heavy than Kilim rugs and easy to carry. What is interesting about Jajim rugs is their weaving technique that creates minimalistic patterns, the warp and weft yarns. While only weft yarns create the patterns of Kilim rugs, in Jajim rugs, you can see warp yarns as a part of the whole design. Due to their texture features, wrap yarns have different colors.
Jajim rug designs are more limited than Kilim, including stripe, tartan, and chevron patterns. These warm, cozy, and adorable rugs have extended heights, and specified widths dislike Kilim rugs with diverse sizes based on their looms.