Two basic knots ( in hand knotted rugs )are used in most persian carpets and oriental rugs : the symmetrical Turkish or Ghiordes knot (used in Turkey, the Caucasus, East Turkmenistan, and some Turkish and Kurdish areas of Iran), and the asymmetrical Persian or Senneh knot (Iran, India, Turkey, Pakistan, China, and Egypt).To make a Turkish knot, the yarn is passed between two adjacent warps, brought back under one, wrapped around both forming a collar, then pulled through the center so that both ends emerge between the warps.The Persian knot is used for fine handmade rugs ( hand knotted rugs ). The yarn is wrapped around only one warp, then passed behind the adjacent warp so that it divides the two ends of the yarn. The Persian knot may open on the left or the right, and rugs woven with this knot are generally more accurate and symmetrical. This production is now being used in contemporary rugs bring old fashioned hand knotting mixed with modern contemporary rug design.
All these types of hand knotted rugs and carpets can be found at Rugs of the World in our Yorkshire rug shop, warehouse and on line.