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Oriental rugs

All hand-knotted carpets are classified as Oriental Rugs. Oriental Carpets stand for quality and originality. Every single hand-knotted carpet has its own history and is a unique one. They were woven several centuries ago by nomads and are made of sheep or goat wool. The nomads used the rugs to sit on or as wall hangings and also as blankets on cold days.

Hand-knotted carpets and their origin

Carpets who have their origin in the Orient have different patterns and colors depending on the country they come from. Each country has its own style. The most famous oriental rugs are the Persian rugs from today's Iran. The carpets are named after the city in which they were knotted. The most famous Persian carpets are: Moudh, Nain, Baluch, Gabbeh, Hamadan, Isfahan, Keschan, Loori, Ghoum, Tabriz and Tehran. They are characterized by the high number of Knots used. The higher the number of knots, the better the quality. The production of a high-quality hand-knotted carpet can take up to several years, depending on the effort involved. The prices are based on the number of knots and the material used. The patterns of Persian carpets are mostly ornaments, floral,animals   and abstract figures. Oriental rugs do not only complete classic interior but also go along with modern and abstract furnishing.

Hand-knotted rugs from Afghanistan

Oriental rugs from Afghanistan are easily recognizable by the strong shades of red or brown. Because of their high quality they are very robust and durable. They have a flat pile. The Afghan carpet is hardly unused to get. It is decorated with round, square to octagonal patterns. As a rule, only a few patterns are used in the Afghani rug, usually the same pattern is tied up in rows and side by side. It design is beautiful and timeless. The Afghani carpet is therefore very popular in the carpet world. For the Afghans, the carpet plays a very high role in the culture and is indispensable. In Western countries, the Afghani rug is now one of the most wanted models.

Hand-knotted carpets from Turkey

The Turkish and Persian carpets have a similar knotting style. It will be very difficult for a layman to tell the difference as colors and patterns are similar. The knot style of the Turks is symmetrical, the knot style of the Persians asymmetrical. Unfortunately, not many hand-made Turkish carpets are produced anymore, as Turkey is now mostly focused on the machine production of carpets.

Hand-knotted rugs from India

The Indian oriental rugs are among the best-known hand-knotted rugs. Tie-pieces of all kinds were introduced by the neighboring countries. Currently, most carpets are still knotted there by hand and are comparatively cheaper than in other countries of origin.

Known knotting arts

The best known knotting arts are the Gördes knot (the symmetrical knot) - (Turkish) and the Senneh knot (the asymmetrical knot) - (Persian). In the symmetrical Gördes knot, the yarn is placed on both sides of the warp threads and pulled out again. In the asymmetrical Senneh knot, the yarn is looped around the right side of the chain, only one of the two warp threads looks upwards. So both knot threads point upwards. This makes the rug particularly durable and stable. For the layman, it is a bit difficult to tell the difference, but a practiced eye of a carpet lover and a carpet expert instantly recognizes the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical carpets.

Hand-knotted carpets from China

China, a country known for its art and culture! China has been carried away by the beautiful oriental rugs and has not missed this trend. It is also said that China is the land of real silk! Chinese silk carpets are a real treasures today and are hardly to be found.

Hand-knotted carpets from Pakistan

There are also countless hand-knotted carpets in Pakistan. The Ziegler carpet is often declared "Made in Pakistan", although in Pakistan it only gets its "finishing touch". The beautiful Ziegler rugs are knotted in Afghanistan. From there, they are exported to Pakistan for finalization due to the political circumstances and completed.

Hand-knotted rugs from Morocco

A thick wool rug that looks oriental and feels very soft and cozy? Yes! This is the Berber carpet from Morocco. It is covered with simple rhombus patterns on a mostly white or beige background. But even in the colors red, orange or brown, the Moroccan Berber carpets are not uncommon.