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Mystery of Rug Weaving

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Mystery of Rug Weaving & Oriental rugs dating over 2500 years with the discovery of the "Pazyrk Rug found" in Siberian burial site, from Nomad to Kings, people have taken advantage of warmth, inspiring colors and patterns, prizing their long lasting beauty and art of Rugs..  

in Today homes, and businesses, accenting rugs, completes decor, and they are master of design elements.

Generally Oriental Rugs, will increase in value with age and proper care. A purchase of a lifetime, woven by ordinary people with artistic eyes, in villages, cities and ateliers. Unless is weaved by well known weaver, the design is from a paper pattern, represents one quarter of the carpet.

The velvet appearance of a Gorgeous Rug, achieved by knotting wool around threads, of the warp, and leaving the rail protruding. (The specifics has been gathered from unknown resources and catalogs). .. beneath the beauty, craftsmanship and artistry, the Oriental Rug , stimulate appreciation,explores creativity, and  Labor intensive process captivates yearning, to ownership of treasure. It's an experienced journey to another time and place. In case you want to buy Oriental Rugs, also (Persian Rugs) the following specifications would familiarize you with these phrases, and terminologies, in terms of Origins, And Patterns : 

Abrash: A change in the color of a rug due to differences in the wool or dye batch. The color change runs across the rug , likely occurs at the top 

boteh: A pear shaped figure often used in Oriental rug designs.characteristic of the paisley pattern , boteh represents leaf, bush or pine cone.  

chain stitch: A crochet stitch used in rug construction that consists of successive loops to lock the final weft in place at the end of rug. 

Dhurrie: A flat woven rug from India usually made of cotton or wool.

Endless Knot: A Buddhist emblem symbolizing long duration, often used with other symbols. 

Field: The part of the rug's design surrounded by the border. The field may be blank or contain medallions or an overall pattern. 

Fringe: Warps extending from the end of a rug, which are treated in several ways to prevent the wefts and knots from revealing.  

Gul: A medallion either octagonal or angular in shape, used in Turkoman designs. It is often repeated to form an overall pattern in the field. 

Herati Pattern: A design consisting of a flower in a diamond, with leaves outside and  parallel to the diamond sides.

Jufti Knot: A knot tied over four warps instead of the usual two. 

Kilim: A tapestry like woven rug.

Medallion: The large enclosed portion of a design, usually in the center. Typical shapes are diamonds, octagons and hexagons. 

Merino:A breed of sheep that produces very fine wool. Originally raised in Spain, merino sheep wool is used in rugs are also raised in Australia & England. 

Mori: The weaving technique of certain Pakistani and Indian rugs. 

Persian Knot: Looped around one thread, with only a half turn around the other thread. 

Pile: Is the nap of the rug, or the tufts remaining after the knotted yarns are clipped. 

Plain Weave: The simplest interlacing of warp the arch's apex.

Prayer Rug: A rug with a representation of mosque or arched prayer area. Columns may be shown supporting the arch with a lamp hanging from the arch's apex. 

Soumak: A flat weave rug made from a technique that produces a herringbone effect. 

Tapestry Weave: Any variety of weaves where the pattern is created by ground wefts that do not run from end to end. 

Turkish Knot: Tied around two adjacent warp threads. 

Warp: Comprising the structure, parallel warp yarns run the length of the rug, and are interlaced with wefts. 

Warp Faced: A rug where warps are more closely spaced than wefts, and wefts are concealed. In a balanced plain weave rug, warps and wefts are equally visible. 

Weft: The yarns woven horizontally through the warps. 

Weft-Faced: A rug where the weft yarns are more closely spaced that warps. 

Weft Twining: A weft wrapping method where two wefts pass across warps, twisting together after each warp or at regular intervals. 

Whip Stitch: A stitch used to over-case and to lock the final weft in rug ends.


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