To see the difference between hand-woven carpet and machine-made carpet, it will be sufficient to look at the back of the carpet. Machine carpets are not actually made by knotting. Wool fibers are put on the carpet by machine and then the back of the carpet is strengthened with latex. This gives the back of the rug a tough texture and a diagonal line. It is possible to see the pattern of a hand-woven carpet in the form of small rows of knots at the back of the carpet. Creating this design by throwing a knot at a time makes the carpet more intricate and therefore it takes longer to make such carpets than machine made carpets. The result is a better frequency and higher quality and tighter weaving in the carpet. However, there are many types of hand-woven carpets according to their quality. One of the fastest growing categories finds itself among hand-woven carpets and machine-made carpet categories. This category is defined as “handgun-tufting”. The “Handgun” threads the thread diagonally and then the back of the carpet is covered with latex or fabric filling. This process takes less time than hand weaving but gives the appearance of hand.
To understand that a carpet is a quality hand weaving, it is necessary to look at the quality of the wool. The length, elasticity and brightness of the wool fiber are very important. The thickness of a carpet is not important in determining the quality of the carpet. When looking at the back of the rug, the pattern of the carpet should be evident when viewed from the front. A rug that is less apparent when viewed from the back is not a tightly woven rug. Good knots point to higher quality. The more the number of knots per square centimeter, the more effort is made to make the carpet, and this makes the rug a better quality piece. There are more than 180 hand-knotted cm2 in a well-woven carpet. A skilled weaver can throw 800 knots per hour. (The construction of a 9 × 12 rug takes 3500 working hours, which is roughly equivalent to an 8 to 16 month work per day, including weekends.)
Plain weavings: These types of carpets include double-sided rugs and “durry” types. These types are very suitable for the parts of the house, which are used extensively, such as the kitchen and entrance.
Information you can use when buying a carpet: The same hand-woven carpet may have more than one shade darker or lighter than where you put it. The reason for this is the fibers in front of the weaver while weaving the carpet. That’s why the direction of the piece carpets, whether patterned or not, varies according to where you look.
Needlework carpets are very beautiful, but they should not be placed in places where the house is used too much. There are very colorful and fun new types of carpets, and most of these carpets are also suitable for places where the house is used too much. When buying a carpet, choose the carpet by color because the colors determine whether the carpets are used directly on a hard floor or wall-to-wall carpet. Taking wallpapers and fabric samples and looking at how they look in the décor of the room can be a good step you can take to create an eye-catching home. Look at the carpet outside the store before purchasing, because the light in your home and the light in the store may be different and you may not be satisfied with the color of the carpet you take when you take it home.
Antique carpets: Antique carpets are very different from the carpets we print every day in our home. They are at least as valuable works of art as a Picasso painting. Let’s listen to what Dede Moore says about the antique carpets that find astronomical figures in the world’s most famous auctions. Dede Moore, an expert on old and ancient carpets, asked the question “How do you know that a carpet is antique?” Among these materials were vegetable dyes. Today’s carpets are made with chrome paint, which is also used in clothing. Chrome paint creates much brighter and lighter colors. Vegetable dyes make shade more beautiful by shading.
One way to estimate the age of the carpets is to look at the quality of the pattern. Old carpets have more visual elements and are more interesting. Antique carpets are classified according to the lifestyle of the people who weave them. For example, carpets of nomadic tribes have simple patterns that are easy to remember. In addition, the number of colors used in these rugs is very low. These colors are red, blue and elephant female.