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At first glance, there may be no significant difference between Gabbeh and kilim, or its recognition may be difficult. But paying attention to these differences will help you to choose your desired product. In order to have a better understanding of the differences between Gabbeh and kilim, it is better to have a definition of these two kinds of handwoven products
The handwoven kilim
The material of the kilim is woolen, and for this reason it is woven more in regions where ranching is very common. The texture of the kilim is a warp and woof, woven from the wool of goat or sheep, and doesn't have knot and lint such as a carpet. The more precieuse the yarn used in weaving of the handwoven kilim, the more desirable it will be. The Merinoos wool is the best candidate for weaving of the Kilim.
Each design that stamps on the kilim, is specific to a region,where the kilim is woven, and shows the culture of its region. For example the patterns such as sun flower are a sign of the sun blessing and the soil fertility. The rhombic margins show the fluid movements of the water. The paisleys (/bottejeqqe/) also have their own special language.