Oriental Rugs & Carpets

Hand Knotted Oriental Rugs & Carpets

Hand-knotted Oriental Rugs
Hand-knotted Oriental rugs are rugs woven by hand by a weaver on a specially designed loom. Every single knot is individually tied to the warp threads, then cut and tied again to secure the knot and create an intricate pattern. They are always made of a natural material such as wool, silk, or wool and silk.

Depending on size of rugs, knot density and intricacy of the design, it can take anywhere between one month to many years to weave a hand-knotted rug.

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We are continually expanding our websites to show more of our inventory online, however, only a small percentage of our inventory is on display or immediately accessible.
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Needle Work Oriental Rugs & Carpets
(the most fragile of the hand made rugs)

Chainstitch Rugs

Chainstitch Rugs
A sewing and embroidery stitching process with looped stitches applied onto a backing. This stitching provides unique flexibility in rug design.

Chainstitch rugs have recently experienced a tremendous resurgence in popularity, often European-inspired, executed in a full range of contemporary colorations.

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Embroidery Rugs

Often called needlepoint rugs – usually stitched onto a cloth foundation with a variety of stitches in length and design.

Petit Point Rugs

This slanted needlepoint stitch crosses over a single horizontal weft.

Needlepoint Rugs

Needlepoint Rugs
Usually stitched onto a cloth foundation using slanted stitches – also referred to as embroidered rugs, they exquisitely recreate the look of 18th and 19th century English and French Needlepoints in a vast spectrum of colors. Designs often inspired by tapestries.

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Loom woven, welt faced weaving on mostly natural fibers.

Flat Weave Oriental Rugs & Carpets

Dhurrie Rugs

Dhurrie Rugs
Most popular in the last decade Indian rugs have been wool Dhurries, now mainly characterized by floral designs in an array of fashionable coloration including pastels and more vibrant hues.

Flat woven – usually wool or cotton.

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Kilim Rugs

Kilim Rugs
Flat tapestry woven rugs made from the Balkans to Pakistan. Turkish Kilims mainly feature a broad range of geometric patterns characteristic of Anatolia. They are also available in Karabagh variety and bear more Western-looking stylized floral motifs reminiscent to Bessarabians.

Also spelled Kelim.

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Soumak Rugs

Soumak is an old tapestry weaving technique – traditional flat weaves.

Also spelled Soumakh, Sumak, Sumac, or Soumac.

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Contemporary Commercial Tufted Oriental Rugs & Carpets

Tufted Rugs

Pile injected into a backing material, then bonded with adhesive and covered with canvas to prevent the tufts from being pulled out. The loops of the face are sheared to create a cut pile very similar to the pile of an Oriental rug.

As with all rugs, qualities of wool and production vary. Overall, a fast production process yielding a piece with a short life.

Miscellaneous Oriental Rugs & Carpets

Hooked Rugs

Hooked Oriental Rugs
A historically American craft.

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Looped Rugs

Loops of fabric or yarn pulled thru a stiff woven base such as burlap or linen.

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