Vintage Kilim Runners Under $300

Some late night searching lead me to this beautiful and unique rug on ebay

I spend way too much time on phone lately. Late one night I went down a rabbit hole when I couldn’t sleep searching for kilim runner rugs. I found a ton I loved on ebay. But I was a little concerned about buying a rug off ebay from Turkey. What if it was a scam? What if it took months to get here? I decided to take the plunge and order one.

This runner came in the mail about a week after I purchased. It was wrapped really well and when I rolled the rug out it was clean and ready to go. I’ve read reviews that sometimes old rugs can be smelly or really dirty. This rug looked exactly as pictured on ebay. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

The prices are so reasonable and comparable to a knock off mass market rugs I have spotted on Overstock. Wouldn’t you rather have the real thing? I know I would. My rug is unique and literally nobody is going to have the same one.

When I was trying to decide if I wanted to purchase the runner I sent over to my friend, Constanca. She sent back the below photo from Robert Kime’s collection. My rug is so similar in pattern and color. The check feels really fresh. And if Robert Kime likes it (I bow to him) I had to purchase the rug.

Robert Kime, “KARSAMBA”, a woven design inspired by an early 19th Century Anatolian hanging, robertkime.com

So here is my secret source, Turkishkilim. I choose a few of my favorites from their current selections online. I am really drawn to the more pastel versions. A few of them feel similar to a Swedish kilims which can go for thousands of dollars at dealer shops. Scoop these up before they become too cool and none of us can afford them too. Links to buy in captions, happy scrolling!

Vintage Adana Hallway Kilim Runner, $259, ebay.com

Anatolia Kayseri Kilim Runner Rug, $189, ebay.com (SOLD) but similar here.

Turkish Adana Kilim Runner, $215, ebay.com
Turkish Kilim Runner Long Rug Carpet, $129, ebay.com
Turkish Kilim Runner Rug, $179, ebay.com
Adana Turkish Hallway Kilim, $149, ebay.com

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