Technology Hand-Knotted Carpets - Rodopski kilim
Designs for carpets
Shapes and Sizes
We are equally experienced in the creation of carpets of various shapes – rectangular, square, oval, circular. We have made a number of rugs with irregular shapes – even trapezoid and triangular. Our carpets can be of any sizes, as long as they are up to 6 meters in width.
Colors and Designs
Since we are dying the wool for our carpets at Rodospki Kilim, we have no limitations of colors. Throught history, most of our carpets have been of traditional classical designs, we have been recently focusing on contemporary designs as well. Nowadays there are two major trends in the designs of decorative carpets. One of them is the classical trend inspired by the traditional Persian designs rich in floral motifs and intricate details. The other one is the modern trend based on the ideas and models of contemporary designers and relying predominantly on the overall color effects rather than detailed motifs. We at Rodopski Kilim are admirers of both trends. Our firm belief is that beauty cannot be categorized and we leave the choice of design entirely to our customers. What we guarantee is that we will incarnate beauty in our carpets no matter what their design is.
The Tradition of Carpet Creations
Hand-made Carpet-making in Bulgaria
The craft of knotting hand-made carpets has been brought to Bulgaria at the beginning of the 19th century by some Armenian families who moved to live in this country. Gradually, the craft began to flourish and spread around different regions. It provided living to a number of families devoted entirely to its development. During socialism, hand-made carpet-making was organized as an industry subsidized by the government because the products were exported for hard currency to Western Europe.
After the collapse of socialism the government subsidies ceased. Bulgarian producers were exposed to severe price competition from Asia. Most of the carpet companies found it extremely difficult to cope with the new market conditions and gradually closed down or changed their business.
In spite of the market difficulties, Rodopski Kilim preserved its traditions in carpet-making due to two main reasons – our love of the art of hand-made carpets, and our understanding of customer needs. We have always believed that we will preserve and continue the tradition of carpet-making in Bulgaria, and thus keep our customers – the admirers of the art of decorative carpets – satisfied with our products.