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Hanbel carpets, also known by its Turkish name Kilim, are the wool rugs which are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. Unlike the (high) pile knotted rugs, hanbel ones are reputed to be lighter and more durable. Although their use varies considerably among the different regions, they usually decorate Berber homes during national or private feasts. Each rug and its unique decorative style represents a symbol of the identity of a specific tribe. Triangles and diamonds are the usual geometric shapes used in their designs. Altough they are usually less colourful than other kinds of rugs they usually show a richer decorative design.