What are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made of?

What are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made of?

There is more to it than what meets the eye in the materials used to make Persian & Oriental carpets. Each of the material has it's own specialities and requirements to meet the highests standards. There is much ado when it comes to the perfect end result.

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How Long Does it Take to Knot a Persian Carpet?

How Long Does it Take to Knot a Persian Carpet?

Traditional hand-knotting of a Persian or Oriental carpet requires a symphony of skills to be in place over time. Skill and knowledge, experience, patience and persistance, as well as the ability to duplicate a pattern. Then of course there is the time these skills are multiplied over.

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How to Tell if a Persian or Oriental Carpet is Fake

How to Tell if a Persian or Oriental Carpet is Fake

Want to know if a Persain or Oriental carpet is genuine or not? It certainly helps to know these 5 tell-tale signs before you buy. And these are all easy to test or apply yourself.

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What do the Symbols and Colours of the designs mean?

What Do the Different Patterns & Colours Mean?

What are the meaning of the different patterns, colours and designs and how to 'read' your Oriental carpet. Steeped in history, geography, culture and tradition, this is one way the weavers express themselves.

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The Difference Between Hand-Knotted & Hand-Tufted

The Difference Between Hand-Knotted & Hand-Tufted

The difference is significant and such that it makes one an 'authentic' Persian or Oriental carpet and the other 'a carpet'. The 'technique', the time, the patterns; all make the difference. Find out why.

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Watch this space as we bring you more facinating facts and trivia about the rich art and craft of Persian & Oriental carpet making. In the future we will bring you the different types of knots, different types of carpets (we will feature 15 - 18 selected few), the four primary 'types' of persian carpets, and more ...