Handmade Persian Rugs
Persian rugs or Iranian carpet is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety of utilitarian and symbolic purpose, produced in Iran, for home use, local sale, and export. Within the group of Oriental rugs or Islamic carpets produced by the countries of the so-called “rug belt”, the Persian carpet stands out by the variety and elaborateness of its manifold designs.
While starting to weave a Persian rug, it is normally started with a foundation which is made from wool or cotton. The weaving starts by passing wefts through the warp at the bottom, forming the base that the rest of the rug is then built upon. Knots of wool are then tied together to form the beautiful geometric patterns which you can see in many handmade Persian rugs. More rows of knots are added to the base of the carpet becoming the pile of the rug. Each row of knots then has at least one shot of weft which is passed down to secure the rows from moving. This is done very tightly to make sure the rug is durable. At the end of this process the warp ends become the fringes. There are many factors that go into making this type of rug including the knot count, the material and the quality of that material that it’s made with, as well as the skill of the weaver. Knot counts of handmade rugs are anywhere from 16 to 550 knots per square inch, with the higher end of course being the more skillfully crafted carpets. Amir Rugs has Persian rugs for sale from all levels of craftsmanship.
At Woven Rug Gallery, we have the highest quality Persian rugs. There is no other better place to find such high quality, durable Persian rugs than at Woven Rug Gallery, so visit, contact or call us today at 412-343-3977.