Have you ever wondered how rugs are made? Here we give you a brief overview on the stages and process that are involved when creating these beautiful and unique items. From start to finish all handmade rugs are given a great deal of attention and care.

 

HOW RUGS ARE MADE

Many people recognise that a top quality Oriental Carpet is like a piece of fine art. However, fewer people understand what is involved in weaving such art work.

The first stage is the most creative and imaginative - planning the design on paper. Following this, the foundation of the carpet begins to take shape by creating the warp threads. These are the vertical threads within the foundation of a carpet. Warp (and weft) threads can be cotton, wool or silk. Once the warp threads are in place, several rows of horizontal thread (known as weft) are woven, to create a flatwoven base.

The weaver then takes the coloured pile fibre and ties a row of knots (tying two warp threads together at a time). Another row of weft is laid, then a second row of knots. The process continues until the carpet is complete. In Persian carpets the coloured pile fibre is usually wool or silk.

Carpets made in different regions can have different styles of knots. The two most common knot styles are the Persian knot and the Turkish knot. Once the colour pile fibre is knotted to the foundation threads, the unique design of the carpet begins to appear. Different carpet weaving regions have their own unique motifs which results in product produced in different regions having distinctive appearances.

We sell top quality handmade carpets from various carpet weaving regions across the globe including Iran (Persia), Nepal, India and Afghanistan.