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Hand knotted rugs are works of art, many taking several months or even years to create. Each knot is tied by hand in a lengthy process, similar to paint by numbers where colours are changed and selected to create shapes and patterns. The number of knots in a square inch can range from 50 in the simple nomadic rugs to well over 500 for unique city masterpieces, sometimes woven in pure silk. Of course the more work put into the rug the pricier it becomes.
Hand knotted rugs are traditionally in Persian or Oriental designs although in the past decade there has been an increase in rugs knotted in areas such as Nepal, producing modern designs but with the exclusivity and benefits of being hand-knotted. Knotted rugs by nature are extremely robust, with quality pieces lasting several generations often passed down as treasured family heirlooms.
We have a range of popular knotted Persian & Oriental designs as well as some contemporary and modern examples from Iran, India, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, Nepal and China. For a more comprehensive and specialist range of Persian rugs visit our sister website, Little-Persia, which boasts over 1,000 hand-knotted rugs and carpets. .
We have a wide range of hand-knotted rugs including modern Tibetan and Nepalese rugs as well as classical Persian & Oriental rugs.
Persian and Oriental rugs whether made in tribal or city surrounding are all hand knotted, the weaver ties the material (normally wool although for extremely fine pieces silk can be used) around the ‘warps’ (vertical strings) of the foundation using one of several different knots. Each rug is made to a design, whether that design is copied from an intricate design plate or is inspired by the weaver, their surroundings and their way of life depends on the type of rug. After each row of knots is complete, individually tied using a variation of coloured wool to form patterns, a weft (horizontal) strand is tightly packed between the newly completed row and the one which is about to begin, keeping each knot firmly in place.
One rug can take months or even years to complete, ensuring the owner gains a unique work of art which is not only beautiful but practical and often extremely durable. Rugs knotted in Iran are classed as Persian while those made elsewhere in countries such as India, Turkey and Afghanistan are called Oriental rugs. Love-Rugs stock a selection of the more common Persian and Oriental designs, for more unique and individual Persian rugs visit www.little-persia.com, our sister website, who stock over 1,000 individual pieces.
Modern society's throw-away and disposable culture has made it difficult to find quality and stylish furniture but with Modern Hand-Knotted Rugs this problem is solved. The search for quality goods but with modern design has led to the rise in Tibetan and Nepalese rugs, these hand-knotted pieces are woven with the colour palettes and design schemes of the west in mind. Our designers such as Angelo produce some stunning modern hand-knotted rugs - combining the quality of the past with the style of the current day - modern luxury at its best.