Q&A: what determines the quality of a woolen rug and which county makes the best quality woolen carpets?

April 29, 2013 by
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Question by madhuriitd: what determines the quality of a woolen rug and which county makes the best quality woolen carpets?

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Answer by northernlamb
The tightness of the knots and whether natural dyes are used. Turkey makes the best rugs.

If the knots are loose and uneven it is carelessly made.

Ask what was used to make the colours. It the answer is a list of natural dyes that is best.

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  1. yowza on Mon, 29th Apr 2013 5:50 am

    “Persian” rugs (made in Iran) are the best. An authentic Persian rug or carpet is hand knotted. Persian rug designs were once named after the city in which they were created. As their popularity increased, these patterns became produced elsewhere and kept their original names. Tabriz, Hamadan, Gabbeh, Heriz and Dubba are some of the most popular designs that have kept their regional namesakes.

    Characteristics of a Persian rug include an unusually thick pile (up to 160 knots per square inch), extremely rich color combinations and unique designs.

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