Kiliim is an Egyptian social enterprise and a lifestyle brand that aims to revive and sustain the local craft of handmade kilim rugs, an ancient Egyptian craft heritage.
Shedding the light on the rich history of the craft, the village (Fowa) and the inspirations behind the designs of Kiliim, these rugs tell a story. These are crafted using the finest quality wool yarn and dyes that are guaranteed to last a lifetime. The designs are beautiful and modern to fit your home.
The brand's story begins in Fowwa, a small village that sits on the western banks of the lush Nile Delta. Just a few decades ago, Fowwa used to be a hub for handmade kilim rug weaving and home to thousands of workshops, however with a declining tourism industry and the fast spread of cheaper machine made rugs, Fowwa’s main industry began to fade. With every purchase, you are helping Kiliim’s initiative to put Fowwa back on the local and international map for authentic craftsmanship.
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