Two basic knots in handmade rugs ( 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.In the production of handmade rugs 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.
Types of handmade rugs found at Rugs of the World :
Sultanabad rugs - Ziegler rugs - Kazak rugs - Khan rugs - Gabbeh rugs - Bokhara rugs - Ushak rugs - Nepalise rugs - Indian rugs - Tibetan rugs -
Rugs of the world have become a leading source for distinctive contemporary handmade rugs ( modern rugs ) and carpets. The contemporary collection gathers everything ‘non-traditional’ influences from Deco through geometric to floral. At Rugs of the world we work with many suppliers worldwide to ensure we get the best wool, colour and contemporary designs available. All the contemporary rugs we offer are hand woven, many using naturally dyed wool. We source all our contemporary handmade rugs from all the main weaving areas, including Turkey, Iran and Nepal. Each piece is individually handmade either made using in house contemporary designs or chosen on the strength of design and use of colour.
Types of contemporary rugs found at Rugs of the World :
Nepalise rugs - Contemporary gabbah rugs - Wool and silk contemporary rugs - Contemporary Kilim rugs - Afghan contemporary rugs - Designer contemporary rugs - Ushak rugs - Nepalise rugs - Contemporary Indian rugs - Contemporary Tibetan rugs - silk contemporary rugs -
Aubusson rugs and Needlepoint rugs are all still hand woven using the same techniques as the pieces seen in the palaces of Louis XIV. Renowned for their elegance and flowing floral designs, these rugs and carpets are timeless pieces of arts. Aubusson rugs woven in Aubusson were at first based on Persian models when a center of French carpet production began in the mid 17th century. From the mid 19th century, Aubusson rug designs began competing with those of the English. These flat woven wool carpets were created mainly for the sophisticated wealthy European client. The Savonnerie carpets from their creation were woven by the royal manufacturer for Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Only the king was able to own or rarely sell a Savonnerie carpet, leading to the development of the Aubusson. These flat woven carpets emulated the designs of the Savonnerie carpets. This lead to its vast popularity with the wealthy European community. Aubusson rugs graced the floors throughout all of Europe in the 17th and the 18th century.
All these types of hand knotted oriental rugs and carpets can be found at Rugs of the World in our Yorkshire rug shop ( York ) , warehouse and on line.