Handwoven carpets explained

Handwoven rugs are one of the oldest methods of rug making. They have been around since the days of the ancient Egyptians and have earned their place in our homes and businesses ever since because of their unique look that cannot be imitated by other methods. Handwoven rugs are known for their intricate patterns and meticulous design, as well as their durability.

Handwoven rugs are not made with a pile, but with an image that appears on both sides of the rug. This is because the warp threads are threaded into a loom and the weft thread is inserted by hand alternately over and under the warp threads. The weft thread is not inserted over the entire length of the carpet, but returns to its starting point one row above. The recessed area is then filled with another thread to create a distinctive look.

Due to the long history of hand weaving, regional specialties have developed over time, including kilim carpets. These carpets have a characteristic pattern where two colors meet: there is always an interwoven slit between them, the so-called "slit". This may sound strict or harsh, but it is actually just another aspect that distinguishes these carpets.

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