There are several types of knots used in handmade rugs, being the most commonly used: the persian knot, turkish knot, tibetan knot and flatweave (kilim). Our rugs are handmade in wool, natural silk or the combination of both materials. The design and color vary depending the country or region. Today´s rugs emulate century old techniques by using hand-spun wool and naturally dyed materials, which gives different colors and textures to every rug.
The quality of a rug is mainly judge by the amount of knots a weaver uses to produce it. The higher the density of the knots will translate to a sharper design and finer weave. The intricacy of each design will determine the amount of knots needed to make it. More knots means more work, time and expertise were applied to make it.


Persian Knot or Senneh Knot

The asymmetrical or persian knot is wrapped around one warp only, then the yarn is passed open behind the adjacent wrap so that the two ends are divided by a single wrap


Turkish Knot or Ghiordes Knot

In the symmetrical knot the yarn is passed between two adjacent wraps, brought back under one, wrapping around both forming a collar, then pulled through the centre so that both ends emerge from between the same warps.


Tibetan Knot

This is distinctive weaving technique. A rod, which establishes the length of the pile, is put in front of the wrap. A continuous yarn is loop around the two wraps and then once around the rod. When a row of loops is finished, the weaver cuts the loops, thereby freeing the rod and creating the pile

A loom can be horizontal or vertical, their structure is basically the samel.

Weavers in Cavdarhisar, Turkey_____
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