Kilim from Mugla, Turkey. 235×157 cms.
Jajims, called moj in Iran, are typically woven in square sizes and are most easily identified by their vertical stripe patterns and are woven in horizontal loom. Traditionally, Persian jajims served many purposes. Most frequently, they were used as bed covers in order to protect the wearer from the cold. Freshly-made jajims were often coarse and rough to the touch, but soon softened after frequent use. Often a family would place a charcoal brazier in the center of a jajim and all sit around it. Additionally, jajim owners would often spread them on the ground and sleep on top of them. They are also used for covering the treasured kilims and rugs of the family.
This simple moj is decorated with knotted (carpet) flowers in the border, like a spring field!