Handmade Carpets

Its amazing! A matter of pride! The mark of tradition that has been carried down over hundreds of years still remains as it is even in the technological upheaval of todays world. Handloom carpets maintain that traditional weaving pattern following the same style and techniques with the use of the same tools that were practiced years ago.


Handloom carpets are actually hand knotted carpets that come up invariably in three different styles. Traditionally woven on the wooden loom with a mounted warp on it, where cotton is the most common fiber used as warp. Even silk warps are used but cotton is preferred. The primary reason is its low cost and easy availability.

Cotton used in the handloom carpets can be of various thicknesses which decide the stiffness of the end product. This quality of cotton doesnt allow the weaving process to get loose and the shape of the carpet thus remains intact.

The woolen and silk handloom carpets are woven in a special technique. It is an alteration of knots and wefts where the knots are wrapped around the warps. In the horizontal movement of lines, the weaving process is conducted. The combination of silk and wool is always formulated in a ratio and thats vital because the softness and the neatness in weaving largely depend on this proportion.

Well regarding the three patterns of knot, Sneha, the Persian knot, is very famous. This is basically a single knot named after the Sneha, town of Persia. Traditionally these carpets were made there although now, artisans of other places do weave the same.

Ghiordes is another hand knot popular among the Turks. This name too has come up from the weaving city of Turkey. Unlike Sneha, this is a double knot but with lesser neatness and refinement than the single knots.

The technique that separates the single knot from the double knot is a very fine difference. Actually carpet weavers tie the single knot without any imposition. It is done uniquely for a single time to maintain the clarity of design patterns and order of the surface. But in case of double knots, the clarity of distinct patterns and shapes are omitted.

Single knots are more used for wall carpets and Persian wall carpets are known all over the world. Handloom carpets for flooring, etc. are mostly made of double knots. Apart from these knots, a third pattern of handloom carpeting is the Tibetan knot. This is yet a special technique where the carpet forms a creased pattern with uneven cutting of pile.

 

Various types of carpets-

Handknotted Woollen Carpets
Bright glowing colors, hand-knotting technique allowing high number of knots per square inch and exquisite design sense have made Indian Hand knotted woolen carpets a cherished products in a home decor apart from the fact that they spread warmth.

Tufted Woollen Carpets
Tufted carpets have created affability in color, design and texture. The tufted woolen carpets are made using special needles called the tufting guns. They may be hand tufted or machine tufted. A good quality woven fabric is required as a base.

GABBE Woollen Carpets
Hand-knotted Gabbe Woolen Carpets portray a unique tradition of Tribal Design. The continuity of superb artistic tradition of Tribals have made these carpets a product of a living and thriving art.

Handmade Woollen Dhurries
Woolen Dhurries are one of the least expensive yet very elegant 'Hand-Woven Flat Floor-Coverings'. Dhurries are just perfect to use anywhere: in a room, in a formal setting, or casually in a balcony echoing its democratic antecedents.

Pure Silk Carpets
Our silk carpets are very competitively priced and available at reasonable rates. Exquisitely designed with attractive colors, they provide aesthetic beauty. Kashmiri silk carpets hold a special place in the arena. They are made in the Persian style and are known for their intricate patterns.

Staple/Synthetic Carpets
Staple/Synthetic carpets are synthetic hand knotted carpets with a feel of silk. These finely knotted carpets (256 knots per square inch) imbibe all the aesthetic characteristics of classical and contemporary designs and colors.

Chainstitch Rugs
Decorative handmade embroided floor coverings or Chain stitch Rugs are made of wool or Silk yarn and cotton yarn. Intricate needlework by creating a variety of traditional and modern designs and colors in these rugs reflects a fine craftsmanship of the worker.

In handloom carpets, the thickness is regulated by the nature of yarn and density of knots. Even the ply and pile height play significant roles. For a woolly designing pattern the height of the pile used is more. Generally in he woolen carpets the knots vary from 30 to 170 I numbers per every square inch. Thus you can make it out from here, that for a more sophisticated look and fine quality more knots are preferable.

Silk or art silk used in handloom carpeting require much tediousness in the making of knots. For achieving the utmost refinement, knots per square inch can reach till 625 in numbers. The minimum is 225 to bring out the pattern of style in silk handloom carpets.

Salute to those weavers who have dedicated their whole life in creating such wonderful patterns. Reflection of tradition and great pieces of art! What else can these handloom carpets be better known as?

 

Choosing the right carpet for your needs.

Carpet durability is dependant on purchasing the correct carpet for the floor area you wish to cover. The carpet pile itself, the fibre, the weight of the fibre, and the density of the pile, will all contribute to the performance of the carpet. We have a great choice of carpets, available in various weights indicated as follows:
Medium Domestic Carpet

Medium Domestic quality carpet is suitable for light use areas of the home, for example, Bedrooms, Dining Rooms, and Studies etc.

 

Kashmiri Carpets Silk are Beautiful Kashmiri Craftsmanship.

Kashmiri carpets silk are beautiful kashmiri craftmanship. Our Silk Kashmire carpets possess beautiful design and our Silk kashmiri carpets are woven with very fine silk fibers and have superb luster, permanent shine and entirely knotted by hand. We have finest collection of Silk Kashmiri carpets in wide range of design and sizes. These Silk Kashmiri carpets reflect Persian design and these silk rugs are rare than wool or cottons and generally fewer are made and normally took more than 12 months to complete.

Qualities of Our Silk Kashmiri Carpets or Rugs: Our Silk Kashmiri carpets are woven with very fine silk fibers

Our Silk Kashmiri carpest has hundreds of hand-knots per inch

Our Silk Kashmiri carpest are tightly-knotted silk very durable

Our Silk Kashmiri Carpets has beautiful color patern and persian desin.
 

Beautiful Silk Kashmiri carpet is always part of Kashmiri craftsmanship. Silk Kashmiri carpets are known the world over for two things: Obviously Silk Kashmiri carpets are beautiful beside that, they are always hand-woven and they are always hand knotted.

A Silk Kashmir carpet is a long life investments-it is expensive but worth it…no other carpets in world can match the beauties, perfect ness, and dedicated craftsmanship of Silk Kashmiri carpets or rugs. A relatively simple Silk Kashmiri carpet of size 2 feet by 3 feet would took up to 5-6 months to complete. Each Silk Kashmiri carpet is considered to be a never-before seen piece of hand-made art. Hence the life of these Silk Kashmiri carpet is 80 – 100 years making them virtually a lifetime purchase.

Most important aspect of determining its durability and value of beautiful Silk Kashmiri carpet is knotting of carpet. In addition to its design. Basically, the more knots per square inch, the greater its value and durability. Count the number of knots on the reverse of carpet in any one square inch.

Silk Kashmiri carpet weaving in Kashmir was not originally indigenous but is thought to have come in by

 

way of Persia. Silk Kashmiri carpet weaving is therefore strongly reflective of Persian styling. Till today most designs are distinctly Persian with local; variations. One example, however, of a typical Kashmiri design is the tree of life. Persian design not withstanding, any carpet woven in Kashmir is referred to as Kashmiri. The Silk Kashmiri carpets are made predominantly in the Srinagar area of Kashmir , and generally confined to the men of the family, though nowadays, women are also entering the trade. These exquisite creations are hand-knotted on the warp threads, one at a time, in accordance to a strict code of colors in the order of their appearance in the pattern. Often the code is lyric into a song, which is hummed by the knotters at the time of weaving. The knotted product is clipped with shears to smoothness, and then treated with several brightening and protective chemical washes. The color-way of Silk Kashmir carpet and its details differentiate it from any other carpet. And while on the subject of colors, it should be kept in mind that although the colors of Silk Kashmiri carpets are more subtle and muted than elsewhere in the country, only chemical dyes are used-vegetable dyes have not been available now for hundred years.

KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A SILK KASHMIR CARPETS OR RUGS


* Whether it has been made of silk pile on silk base, silk pile on cotton base, silk and wool on cotton base or wool on cotton base. Our Kashmir carpets or rugs are made on silk base.

* The number of knots on the reverse of the carpet; whether one or more line in the design has been omitted completely in which case the pattern looks lopsided.

* Whether any element in the design has been wrongly woven so that one motif is larger or smaller at one end than the corresponding motif at another end, etc.

* Whether each motif or element of design has clear, crisp outlines; blurred edges indicate a fault in the weaving.

* Whether the edges of the Silk Kashmiri carpets or rugs are crooked as if it had been incorrectly mounted on the frame, so that one end is broader than another.

 

Manufacturing & Processing

Looming The fascinating Kashmiri carpet is a product of painstaking Shetting knotts workmanship. From the blueprint taleem to a finished carpet is a saga of an art perfected over centuries

Kashmiri carpets are indeed beautiful and aesthetic works of art and their history can be traced back to their more famous brethren from Persia. Intricate and lush spreads of design and delicate weaving, Kashmiri carpets are born out of the hard work of many Kashmiri craftsmen.

A fascinating aspect of carpet weaving in Kashmir is its blueprint called taleem. The taleems are long, narrow pieces of brown paper covered with interminable rows of twists, curves and hieroglyphs. A taleem for a seven foot long carpet is about three inches wide and runs into a hundred meters. This is then Clippingcut into meter-long strips for ease of handling. The intricate carpet design takes months toWashing Carpet learn. The actual weaving begins after that. Kashmiri carpets are hand- knotted. A hand-knotted carpet takes several months or more than a year – depends on the size - to make.


We manufacture carpets in Silk as well as in Wool. Silk carpets are delicate, have a distinct sheen, are velvety soft to touch. There are a few qualities in silk, ranging from pure ( silk on silk ) to a mixture ( silk on cotton ). These carpets have 400 to 900 knots per square inch and can rise up to 1,600 knots per square inch.

Woolen carpets are available in range of qualities. The better the quarpet. Woolen carpet could have 100 to 600 knots per slity of wool, the softer it is to touch. It makes thinner folds and is more flexible. It also has the sheen of silk. The finer the carpet, the more are the number of knots per square inch of the caquare inch.

The range of Kashmir carpets comes in widely famed designs named after Iranian cities like Kashan, Kirman, Ardabil, Meshad, Qum, Faraghan, Hamadan, Bokhara, Tabriz, Isfaan, Neen, Zamanshah etc.

Kashmir carpet is a craze, a connoisseur’s delight, a cherished acquisition and, above all, an intimate friend. It givens years of wears and yet provides an aura of elegance. It floors homes and yet adorns the décor.
 

Kashmiri carpets are a long time investments .It can be as cheaper as u pay for a handkerchief or it can be the most expensive purchase of your Kashmir trip . But one thing is sure if you didn't buy a carpet during your visit you are surely missing the art of Kashmir , for what it is world renowned.

Kashmir is not the origin of carpet weaving the art come from Persia. These carpets are famous for two things- they are hand made and they are always knotted, never tufted , the more knots per square inch, the greater its value and durability. Also there are single and double-knotted carpets. A single knotted carpet is fluffier and more resistant to touch than the double knotted. Knotting of the carpet & yarn is the most important features. The yarn used normally is silk, wool or silk and wool. Woolen carpets always have a cotton base.

The fascinating combinations of colors & artistry makes the Kashmiri carpet a prized possession.