A kilim is a flat-weave rug characterized by a thin “tapestry-like” feeling, bold design, color, and spontaneity. Nomadic tribes created these rugs for their for their own use and they were not highly marketable until recently. The Kurds are an Iranic ethnic group native to a mountainous region known as Kurdistan, which spans southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. The Kurdish area of Iran includes parts of three Iranian provinces: Kurdestan, Kermanshah, and West Azerbaijan. Most “Kurdish” rugs come from Kurdestan.