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Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug Bitcoin Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug Bitcoin Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Jalong
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 Wool Rug Clouds Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug Clouds Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Jalong
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 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

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

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

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Spike Taupe
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

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug Bitcoin Ivory Irregular
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

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

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Mustard Turquoise
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 Sauvage Brown
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 Wool Rug Bitcoin Ivory Irregular
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Machu Picchu
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 Machu Picchu
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 Wool Rug Tartan Green, Terracotta
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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 rug is handwoven ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Sauvage 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Spike Taupe
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 Wool Rug Tartan Green, Terracotta
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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 rug is handwoven ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Country Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Mustard Turquoise
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 Candy Anthracite
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

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Candy Anthracite
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 Sauvage 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Tikal
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

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug African Style Mustard & Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Primitive Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Emerald Green
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Red Coral
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug African Style Mustard & Ivory
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This 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. This is a flat-weave r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Prehistoric Western European Rugs

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Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Red Coral
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Emerald Green
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Tikal
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 Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Black and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Beige and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Black and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically hand woven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is hand...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Beige and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Light Pink and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Light Pink and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Jute

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 Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Light Grey and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Wool Kilim Light Grey and White
By Kilombo Home
Located in Madrid, ES
This rug has been ethically handwoven in the finest wool yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving technique which is native of this region. Each rug is handw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Fa
By Abe the Ape
Located in Madrid, ES
Tigre is an Abe the ape's desing for Kilombo Home. This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving techniq...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

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

Materials

Wool, Cotton

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

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Wool

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Fish
By Abe the Ape
Located in Madrid, ES
Tigre is an Abe the ape's desing for Kilombo Home. This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving techniq...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Wool Rug in Black 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

Materials

Wool, Cotton

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

Materials

Wool, Cotton

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

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Tigre
By Abe the Ape
Located in Madrid, ES
Tigre is an Abe the ape's desing for Kilombo Home. This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving techniq...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Fish
By Abe the Ape
Located in Madrid, ES
Tigre is an Abe the ape's desing for Kilombo Home. This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving techniq...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven Flat-Weave Polypropylene Outdoor Rug Fa
By Abe the Ape
Located in Madrid, ES
Tigre is an Abe the ape's desing for Kilombo Home. This rug has been ethically hand woven in polypropylene yarns by artisans in north of India, using a traditional weaving techniq...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

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

21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Cotton, Wool

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Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic kilombo home 21st century handwoven available at 1stDibs. A kilombo home 21st century handwoven — often made from fabric, cotton and wool — can elevate any home. A kilombo home 21st century handwoven is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made kilombo home 21st century handwoven over the years, but those crafted by Kilombo Home and Abe the Ape are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Kilombo Home 21st Century Handwoven?

A kilombo home 21st century handwoven can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,278, while the lowest priced sells for $295 and the highest can go for as much as $2,786.

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

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. Good 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.

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.