Once the warps are arranged, the weaver uses a length of wool to tie the knots that eventually create an Oriental Rug. An Oriental Rug can be judged by the number of knots per square inch. The higher the number of knots per square inch, the finer the Oriental Rug. A rug weaver uses one of two kinds of knots, Persian or Turkish. The persian knot is used in Persia, India, Pakistan and China. The turkish knot is used primarily in Turkey and Caucusus. Eventhough both knots are tied differently, both produce fine Oriental Rugs. It is important to select quality and not just the country of origin.
Specific Types and Designs
David Tiftickjian & Sons feel that quality is the most important factor in Oriental Rugs. High quality Oriental rugs are hand-knotted in Persia, India, China, Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan. These countries produce similar patterns in a wide range of qualities. Some of the basic patterns and names are Sarouk, Kirman, Chinese Pekin, Aubusson, Heriz and Bokhara. Any Oriental Rug you select, David Tiftickjian & Sons guarantees it will meet our high standards of quality.When you visit one of our stores we will be glad to show you the differences. Remember, David Tiftickjian and his three sons believe in selling better quality rugs for the same price that other dealers demand for lesser goods.
Know Your Knots
What is a knot?
A knot is the term used for a strand of wool yarn which is looped around two adjacent warp threads and then cut to form the pile (surface of the carpet). Learn more about the different knots and the advantages for each.