Flatweave rugs have no pile and can be made from plant, animal or synthetic materials.
Dhurrie and kilim rugs are flat woven, meaning that they have no pile. They can be made from wool, cotton or synthetic materials and can be hand woven or machine made. These rugs are usually reversible. The pattern on the front can be viewed clearly from both sides. Strictly speaking, authentic Dhurries are made in India and are made of wool or cotton. Authentic kilims (pronounced ‘Cah-lim’) are usually made in Turkey, China and Egypt, and are made of wool only.