ORIENTAL RUG TERMINOLOGY

Call With an Expert 1-888-810-8120

rugprtsm

Warps – these are the strings that stretch between the beams and on which the knots are tied. Cotton is mostly used for warping as it is simpler to weave straight; flat rug using cotton warps than wool warps. However, where cotton is not available especially among pastoralist communities wool is used instead of cotton.

Weft – this run across the rugs width. They go under and over the warps and in between knots. Wefts are usually made of silk, cotton or wool. They hold in place rows of knots and strengthen the rugs structure.

Knots – tied by making loops of yarn round paired warps and cut the standing end off. The knot ends make the rug nap or pile.

Edge bindings – several warps are wrapped at the rug’s edge together with yarn to make the edges of the rug strong.

End finishes – hold wefts and knots in place so that they do not work off the warp strings of the rug. The edge of many rugs has woven selvedge at the ends.

Fringes – This is done by gathering warp strings into bundles and then knotting them. This is done after removing the rug from the loom. Knots in these warp bundles keep knots of the pile. They also provide tight finishing at the end of the rugs.

Our Clients

Contact Us



    Get IN Touch

    For a free estimate
    please call 
    1-888-810-8120

    We Proudly Use Green Seal Products?

    Follow Me

    Our Service Areas:
    New York: Manhattan, NY (New York County) | Brooklyn, NY (Kings County) | The Bronx, NY (Bronx County) | Queens County, NY | Staten Island, NY (Richmond County) | Nassau County, NY (Long Island) | Suffolk County, NY (Long Island) | Westchester County, NY | Rockland County, NY

    New Jersey: Bergen County, NJ | Essex County, NJ | Middlesex County, NJ | Mercer County, NJ | Monmouth County, NJ | Passaic County, NJ | Sussex County, NJ | Hudson County, NJ | Morris County, NJ | Somerset County, NJ | Connecticut: Fairfield County, CT | Hartford County, CT | Litchfield County, CT | New Haven County, CT

    Our Locations

    19 west 74th st
    NYC,NY 10023
    917.731.4999

    370 S 4th st Unit 102 
    Brooklyn NY, 11211
    718-388-4575

    74 South Moger
    av Mt kisco
    Westchester NY 10549
    914-775-5699

    222 Post Rd, Fairfield,
    Connecticut 06824,
    203-993-6181