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Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Smart Black&Salmon
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Archi Beige & Black
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Smart Salmon&Mustard
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Smart Green&Salmon
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Leaves Blue
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Smart Olive Green&Petrol
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Stripes Mustard&Beige
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Leaves Blue&Salmon
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Bee Black&Beige
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Pac-Man Mustard&Green
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Pac-Man Salmon&Green
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Contemporary Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cushion Cotton Purple Mustard
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Contemporary Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Purple Black Grey
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Contemporary Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cushion Cotton Mustard Purple
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Contemporary Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cushion Cotton Pulple Salmon
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Contemporary Modern Kilombo Home Embroidery Pillow Cotton Turquoise Navy blue
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
Designed by Kilombo Home. This stylish pillow is the perfect accessory. A simple touch full of character that would change the room where is placed. Mix our different patterns t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Pillows and Throws

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Cotton

Contemporary Handwoven Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Ivory Basket
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

Contemporary Handwoven Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Natural Diamond
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Green
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Grey
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

21st Century Modern Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Orange
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Green
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Contemporary Handwoven Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home in Black & White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Orange
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Contemporary Handwoven Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home in Black & White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Beige
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Beige
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Contemporary Handwoven Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Natural Colors Diamond
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute, Cotton

21st Century Modern Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Bambu Grey
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. It´s resistant to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

21st Century Modern Jute Braided Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Natural&Black
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

21st Century Modern Jute Braided Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Natural&Black
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

Kilombo Home Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Turquoise and White Star
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique, 21st century. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. This design has be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

21st Century Modern Paddle Dhurrie Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

21st Century Modern Paddle Dhurrie Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with ir...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handtufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Turquoise&White Star
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the handtufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. This design has been outlined to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handtufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Pink Brown White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the handtufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. This rug has different thickness ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain White and Blue
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain White, Green & Blue
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Red Orange & White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Yellow Light Grey
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Red Orange & White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain White, Green&Blue
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Beige & White Chain
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Beige & White Chain
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Pink Brown White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. This rug has different thickness...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain White and Blue
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Hand Tufted Wool Rug Made in Spain Yellow Light Grey
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug is handmade in Spain using the hand tufted technique. We use only the finest natural yarns, 100% pure virgin wool with a thickness of 15mm. - Customize in any size and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Braided Jute Carpet Rug Mustard
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. As its handwoven in natural fibre yarns...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Modern Handwoven Wool Rug Spike Ivory
Located in Madrid, ES
This Paddle Dhurrie rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which defines the design. Each ru...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Braided Jute Carpet Rug Ivory
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. As its handwoven in natural fiber yarns...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Modern Handwoven Wool Rug Spike Ivory
Located in Madrid, ES
This Paddle Dhurrie rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which defines the design. Each ru...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Braided Jute Carpet Rug Mustard
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. As its handwoven in natural fibre yarns...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Braided Jute Carpet Rug Ivory
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. As its handwoven in natural fibre yarn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

21st Century Modern Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home in Pink
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with irr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug in Beige and White
Located in Madrid, ES
This Paddle Dhurrie rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which defines the design. Each ru...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

21st Century Modern Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home in Pink
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with irr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

21st Century Modern Handwoven Braided Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Aqua
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with irr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

21st Century Modern Handwoven Braided Jute Carpet Rug by Kilombo Home Aqua
Located in Madrid, ES
This jute rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest jute yarns by artisans in Northern India, using a traditional weaving technique of this area. Each rug is handwoven with irr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Jute

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Kilombo Home For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the kilombo home you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each kilombo home for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. A kilombo home, designed in the Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made kilombo home over the years, but those crafted by Kilombo Home, Abe the Ape and Chio Leon are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Kilombo Home?

Prices for a kilombo home can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $121 and can go as high as $4,643, while the average can fetch as much as $1,424.

Kilombo Home Biography and Important Works

Kilombo Home Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are often made of fabric and designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our Kilombo Home Furniture collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. 0 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 132 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original Kilombo Home furniture was created in Asia during the 21st Century and Contemporary style in Modern style. Kilombo Home Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $156 and tops out at $3,576, while pieces like these can sell for $1,088 on average.

A Close Look at Modern Furniture

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Good antique, new and vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.