A Kilim is a flat-woven carpet or rug made in Turkey, Kurdistan, and neighboring areas. (definition from Google)
a pileless handwoven reversible rug or covering made in Turkey, Kurdistan, the Caucasus, Iran, and western Turkestan. (definition from Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
The symbols, patterns and colors that make up a Kilim carpet are not purely decorative. Each symbol represents something, and tells us something about the life of the person (usually a woman) who designed and created the carpet. Here is a brief guide to reading Kilim symbols.