Hand-knotted carpets are produced by one of the most customary and fascinating techniques of weaving Indian carpets. This style of weaving was primarily seen in oriental countries and was later imitated by the Europeans. Hand-knotted Indian carpets are made on specially designed looms in a carpet factory. In this technique, once a particular design for the rug is decided, the rug is placed on the loom. Warps are then made vertically on the loom. The weavers make knots on the warps and then cuts it before moving on to subsequent knot. The weaver then arranges horizontal rows of wefts across the warps. This creates a pile effect. After weaving all the knots the weaver inserts the wefts which give suitable thickness to the rug. These wefts are made of Wool or Bamboo or silk or cotton. The weaver starts creating knots. He takes warps in the same row and ties a knot around them. More the knots, the more sophisticated the design.
Each rug later goes through the process of carpet finishing process like washing, leveling, adding luster,stretching,binding, footki . They are produced using deluxe materials like wool and silk. Producing Hand-knotted rugs is time-consuming but they become crafts of admiration, items of possessions by people who value craftsmanship. They are priceless collectibles. Even hand-knotted rugs are classified into many categories like weaving rugs with Tibetan knot invloving steel rod to make knots, Turkish knots involving symmetrical weaving of knots, Persian knots involve asymmetrical weaving of knots, Jufti knots are a combination of Turkish and Persian style and Spanish knot technique involves solo wrap symmetrical weaving.
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This weaving technique is a little less cumbersome than the hand-knotted weaving technique. This weaving technique involves a tufting gun with needles on its front. This tool facilitates and speeds up the weaving process. Unlike hand knotted technique, this technique saves on time and money. It is cost and time effective. As compared to the hand-knotted technique, carpets are produced in a much lesser time through the hand tufting process. This technique involves medium – lower quality materials and also creates precise detailing of the design patterns of the rugs. The gun used in tufting leads to faster production.
As the name suggests, this technique uses a device called Loom, to weave cloth and tapestry. Loom grips the wrap threads enabling the interweaving of the threads. This uses medium or low ranged fibers like jacquard.
This is the flat weaving technique. Kilims are the flat woven rugs and pile Kilims are with a certain height. This weaving produces lower range of indoor flat weaves. For instance, Pile Kilims or Jute durries which are used in places which are prone to tripping. They are made on flat looms and are ready in a couple of days.
Unlike the so-called oriental handmade rugs, advent of modern technology resulted in rugs made from power loom in carpet factories (in contrast to hand loom – made from hand) which is electrically automated and is controlled by the computer. Computers have revolutionized the carpet making today with the help of C.A.D (Computer-aided designing) and computerized tufting machines creating rugs with precise and complex patterns. Power Loomed woven rugs are made very quickly with mostly synthetic fibers like Wool, Viscose, Real Silk etc.