There are many kinds of Handmade Kilim Carpets or Handmade Kilim Rugs. Kilim differs from one another depending upon their region or origin. Some are made by unbleached woolen warps and single unbleached woolen warps and single unbleached woolen wefts. In making Kilim like Somac, Turkish techniques are use are used with unbleached cotton wefts and single natural wollen warps. Mashad Kilim is like somac, but it differs from other Kilims with it is softer outer surface and colorful shades. There is no pile in Kilim.
Handmade Kilim Rugs are flat weaves rugs whereby the warp yarns are interwoven mostly using the slit weave technique. Handmade Kilim Carpets are a word derived from Turkey that means textiles that are not piled up and have several uses. The textile is produced by a flat weaving technique. This kind of weaving is carried out in China, Iran, Central Asia, Pakistan, Balkans, Turkey.