As is known to all, hand knotted rugs and carpets are the cream of crop when it comes to area rugs and carpets, that’s because to finish one piece of hand knotted rug, it takes a skilled weaver at least months or even years to tie every single knot to create intricate patterns and designs. That’s really a laboriously and patiently work!
A hand knotted rug is a unique work of art, which also referred to as Oriental rugs that is made by hand.
Then, what’s the detailed process to make the rug by hand, here is a brief introduction:
Once all the material and weaving loom are ready, the weaver begins the tedious job of taking the dyed wool or silk and knotting it around each of the warp thread. After the completion of each row a thread called a “weft thread” is inserted horizontally and then the process is repeated row after row.
And a mental comb is used after several rows have been completed to beat down the knots. Since the rugs are knotted by hand the pile often tends to be uneven and long. At that time, the scissors are used to trim it before it is cut from the loom and washed. The excess warp thread at each end form what we commonly refer to as the fringe.
Once the rug has been washed, it is the shaved evenly one more time to reveal a wonderful new piece of art and a mirror of history.
If just read these words, you may feel the work is very simple, but the process can take the most masterful artisan months and some times even years to create.
And just for this careful construction, hand knotted rugs and carpets will often last for hundreds of years compared to hand-tufted and machine made rugs.
Therefore, what’s the difference the hand knotted rugs from the hand tufted rugs and machine made rugs?
Someone will feel hand knotted rugs and hand tufted rugs are all handmade. But in fact, they are NOT the same thing.
Hand tufted rugs and carpets are usually made by using a tufting tool to punch the yarn into a fabric backing to hid the glue that is holding the rug together. This process is not very time-intensive and does not require the same level of skill that hand-knotting does. And these rugs are cheap and easy to make. In fact, hand tufted rugs are one popular kind if machine made rugs.
About the machine made rugs, they are manufactured quickly with synthetic materials (such as polypropylene, nylon, acrylic and art silk). Typically these rugs cost a lot less and have a much shorter lifespan than hand knotted ones.
Among them, the life span and value of hand knotted rugs stand out. Many hand knotted rugs, especially the hand knotted silk Persian rugs can become the family heirloom and last for generations if they are used with care.
Why Rexrugs is the best source of hand knotted rugs?
Over the years, Rexrugs is always specialized in dealing with only hand knotted rugs and carpets, with over 5,000 pieces hand knotted silk rugs and 2,000 hand knotted wool rugs stock, we are very proud to welcome all of you from worldwide to select our hand knotted rugs in a wide range of styles, patterns, sizes, colors for your interior space!
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