Oldcarpet Real Persian Rugs
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 *Posted by Robert Clydesdale on February 15, 2004 at 07:54:51:
 *In Reply to: Bijar vs Kashan posted by Mike on November 18, 2003 at 19:55:51:
 *Message was: In addition to identifying the weaving patterns and designs employed by the two types of carpets, you can identify the type of knot.

The BIDJAR is generally woven using a Turkish knot (also called a Ghiordes or symmetrical or double knot). Look at the back of the rug. Generally, if there are two loops tied across the warp, a Turkish knot has been used. Turkish knots are used primarily in Caucasian and Anatolian weaving groups as well as many from the Northwest region of Iran (Bidjar is in this region). Although they are generally not finely knotted (250 KPSI), the style of weaving produces compact carpets.

The KASHAN is generally woven using a Persian knot (also called a Senneh or asymmetrical knot). It may be woven on either silk or cotton foundation with a density of 250 KPSI to 400 KPSI. Finer silk pieces may contain as high as 650 KPSI. The Persian knot is also used throughout China, India and Pakistan and in many copies of authentic Persian carpets originating in those areas. When looking at the back of the rug, if there is a single loop visible across the warp, a Persian knot has been used.

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