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Persian carpets have a history of more than 2,500 years. This art form carries a sense of tradition from a country which has a very rich and powerful history. The skill and thought dedicated to each Persian carpet adds a unique character to each piece.

Construction

Rows of knots are tied on a foundation of warp and weft and become the pile, which consists of upright yarn. The warp runs along the length of the carpet and the fineness of the weave depends on its thickness and the proximity of the warps to one another. When the rug is completed the ends form the fringes, which may be weft-faced, braided or tasseled or secured in some manner.

Knots

There are two basic types of knots, upon which variations are based.

  • The Turkish knot, which is typically single-wefted or symmetrical
  • The Persian knot, which is typically double-wefted or asymmetrical

The higher the knots per square inch (KPSI) the higher the quality.  Our rugs run from 500 to 1400 KPSI.

Materials

The warp and weft of a carpet can be various combinations of wool, cotton, silk, and these materials themselves come in various qualities and textures.

Source: Bennet, Ian (editor). Complete Illustrated Rugs and Carpets of the World. Quarto Limited. New York. 1977.

The pure silk carpet changes color depending on the angle of the lighting.

Pure Silk Qum Carpet.
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4' x 6'; 1300 KPSI

High quality signature carpet.
Please get in touch to offer comments or request more information.

You can e-mail us at:

P.O. Box 26293
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: 17-713-197
Cell: 3946-0324
Fax: 17-713-197