Welcome to www.kilim.ie the home of antique and hand-made kilims and tribal rugs in Ireland

Hugh’s Blog: What’s New  Pinterest Albums: Anatolian Kilims and Tribal Rugs  Hugh’s Art Website: sculpture-ireland.com

See listings and occasional auctions of kilims and antique textiles and pick up a bargain in my eBay shop: Tribal Rugs and Kilims

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If you need details of anything on the website or help finding a kilim or rug of a particular type or size, contact me at hugh(at)kilim.ie including a web link and item number.

If you live in Ireland or are just passing through, you are most welcome to come and visit by prior arrangement.

For shipping and payment options see the bottom of the page.

For other antique objects and textiles, including Ottoman and Syrian silk pieces, see Tribal Art and Antiques: www.tribal-art.org

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Worldwide shipping is provided at cost, please ask for a quote. After shipping is calculated I can send an invoice by email.

Customers purchasing online within the EU can pay by free SEPA bank transfer available on most internet bank accounts. For customers outside Europe I recommend Transferwise which has low fees and better exchange rates than banks and online payment compaines. Customers calling in person may pay by debit or credit card.


If you would like more information about my collection of kilims, rugs and other objects or additional photos, please send me an email or phone me.

Hugh Rance, Shantullig, Durrus, Bantry, County Cork, Ireland.

email: hugh(at)kilim.ie            Phone: +353 (0)87 904 8623


On My Website

You will find kilims (kelim or ghelim in Persian), rugs and antique weavings I have sought out and brought back from the Middle East: Kilims from Anatolia in Turkey, Kurdistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Persia - Iran, Kazakstan and Baluchistan; embroidered cicim, zili & soumac rugs, cushions, heybe horse and camel bags, chuval grain and storage bags (which also make great floor cushions), khorjin, salt bags as well other silk and tribal textiles.

The weavings I am particularly drawn to are those that express more than beautiful pattern-making but retain a vibrant ‘living’ quality; where the motifs, sometimes including archetypal magical symbols, are not only aesthetically pleasing but also reflect the true spirit of an ancient culture inherited through countless generations of weavers. The magical symbols and motifs woven into such kilims and weavings are also the real living expression of the desire, will and prayer of the individual and the family for the same protection, security, love and prosperity that we also strive for. These creations are the result of truly refined skills in dying, weaving and artistic expression, both inherited and learned, rarely surpassed outside Anatolia. Many of these weavings have been treasured by the families that made them for generations and passed on through inheritance and as dowry gifts.