How Long Does it Take to Knot a Persian Carpet?
Discover the mystique of the designs and patterns used in Persian carpets as well as their colours and the materials they are made from, what they mean, how they are influenced. Enrich your knowledge and appreciation for this wonderful art form
Here we have gathered some of the interesting facts and information about what is behind the patterns of the carpets, the colours and the materials used in their creation. Every carpet tells a unique story in itself.
Persian carpets originate from Persia (Iran), and Oriental carpets come from different regions and include Iranian carpets - some of these areas being Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, India and China. Persian carpets, however, are also Orientals. To find out more about the countries of Persians and Orientals ...Read The Article
The process of making a Persian or Oriental carpet has not changed if at all. There are two ways in which these carpets are made; hand-woven (kelims) or hand-knotted (pile carpets). Both instances require a loom, skilled weavers, patience, experience and ...Read the Article
There is more to it than what meets the eye in the materials used to make Persian & Oriental carpets. Each of the material has it's own specialities and requirements to meet the highests standards. There is much ado when it comes to the perfect end result.Read the Article
Traditional hand-knotting of a Persian or Oriental carpet requires a symphony of skills to be in place over time. Skill and knowledge, experience, patience and persistance, as well as the ability to duplicate a pattern. Then of course there is the time these skills are multiplied over.Read the Article
Want to know if a Persain or Oriental carpet is genuine or not? It certainly helps to know these 5 tell-tale signs before you buy. And these are all easy to test or apply yourself.Read the Article
What are the meaning of the different patterns, colours and designs and how to 'read' your Oriental carpet. Steeped in history, geography, culture and tradition, this is one way the weavers express themselves.Read the Article
The difference is significant and such that it makes one an 'authentic' Persian or Oriental carpet and the other 'a carpet'. The 'technique', the time, the patterns; all make the difference. Find out why.Read the Article
Watch this space as we bring you more interesting infromation about this wonderful art and craft.