Rugs are a prime focal point of a room. Whenever you improve the overall look and décor of your residence, the variation done by placing an area rug will definitely be attention grabbing as well as a great conversation piece. If you think that with the emergence of cheap and easy-to-get-from-any-where machine made rugs the demand and usage of handmade rugs is decreasing then think again. Handmade rugs are always and will continue to be in vogue. These days you can buy a century old antique handmade rug sitting in your home with just a single click. Thanks to the Internet everything is so easy and convenient to do.
Handmade rugs are made in different countries, it is true that their native country is Persia but they are weaved as beautifully and lavishly in other parts of the world as they are done in their motherland. Handmade rugs are woven and made in varying styles some of these styles are described below.
Whenever anyone is going to make a handmade rug they will start with knotting. There are two types of knots involved in handmade rugs. Basically, one is Persian knot and the other is the Turkish knot. The Persian knot also known as senneth knot is used to make fine designs as it only involves one weave round the medium. This type of knot is used in the regions of china, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan. The rugs made with this knotting reveal very fine designs and are used to express many complex designs such as flowers, patterns and geometric shapes.
The Ghiordes or Turkish knot is the knotting technique of weaving handmade rugs in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Armenia. This is a double knot and is used in abounding designs.
There are four types of rug weaving used in making of handmade rugs. Although all of these do have some similarities; however, each of the designs reveal new meanings and show the description of the era it originated from. Following are some points about handmade rug weaving.
- It is the process of tying knots with hand.
- It is done with the handmade rugs of wool, cotton and silk.
- Number of knots per square c.m will decide the density of the design.
- Very fine and complex process to produce rugs of high quality.
- Most of the pieces are secured with a cotton base cloth to hold the structure however there are exceptions.
- Number of the knots decides about the complexity of motifs and designing.
- Do not show any pile of weaves.
- These weaves are done with cotton, wool, silk and bamboo.
- Handmade rugs made of flat weave are reversible in design.
- The design made of tufted weave resembles with that of handmade knot but it is more easy and less complex.
- Back of The rug is fixed with plant latex rather than handmade knots and is then the handmade rug is trimmed to its required shape.
- The process is similar to the tufted process but the product formed usually has knots showing on the surface of the handmade rug.
- The handmade rug made with this process is not smooth.