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Hand Knotted Persian Rugs

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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Elegant, curvilinear design and an excellent use of color are the classic styles you'll find when buying hand knotted Persian rugs. Persian carpet making was brought about in the 16th and 17th centuries in the great tradition of tightly woven court carpets of the Safavid period. Bring Persia's ancient curving forms of exquisiteness into your life when you purchase Persian classic area rugs for your home.

Persian rugs will overtake those of any other country in harmonious coloring as well as in artistic patterns, and they are untouched in skill. The warp and weft of these rugs are usually wool, except for the regal rugs of silk. Both the Sehna and Ghiordes knot are employed in weaving the finest Persian rug. Choose to decorate your house with only superlative quality!

How Hand Knotted Persian Rugs are Made

The old Persian knot is the single knot. Wind a yarn under your second finger, up and across it and down under your fore finger, then up. You have made a Persian or Sehna knot. A weaver's shears trims the knot ends close to the rug so the pattern details show. Eight to 20 knots to the inch make the fine detailed design. The front of the rug shows the pattern in a velvety pile, the back in close packed knots. The best example of this kind of fine craftsmanship is found in the antique Persian rugs.

Old rugs are all wool, vegetable dyed, except palace rugs of silk, gold, silver and jewels. Modern rugs are rarely of silk. Generally they have cotton warp and woof and wool pile. Hand knotted Persian rugs still beautify our homes with their rich garden colors and life-like flowering patterns why not bring one into your home?

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