How are TIBETAN RUGS defined?
There are many of the clients who are not aware as to what Tibetan rugs are, normal perception is that any rug made in Tibet or say Nepal is Tibetan Rug. These are hand-knotted carpets with different weaving technique which has been derived from the areas which were very interior to Tibet.
Are tibetan rugs and hand-knotted rugs same?
Tibetan rug is a rug which is manyfactured through hand-knotted pattern of weaving. No, dont get strange with belief that hand-knotted rugs are made in Iran or Persia. Iran or say persian have persian hand-knotted rugs, by using persian style knots, however, tibetan rugs are manufactured using tibetan knot weaving pattern. There is a huge difference between both styles of hand-knotted rugs. Tibetan rugs are faster in production as compared to persian handknotted weaved rugs.
Different qualities of tibetan rugs :
When we say quality we mean the knots per square inch. This means more the higher knots more dense the rug will be. Though there are different knots like 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 200, most common is 80 or 100 knots. These Tibetan rugs are made in wool, wool-silk, bamboo silk, and such other natural and synthetic yarn. The weaving may be cut pile, or loop pile or a mix of the loop and cut pile.