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