Persian rugs produced in various types according to materials, patterns and designs. Natural materials like silk and wool used both in handmade and machine-woven carpet. Machine-made rugs are very different from handmade rugs; firstly, On the back of the rug, you’ll find a cross stitch pattern. There is not a single knot on this rug, they are tied together by building stitches.
Furthermore, this rug is perfect for customers on a budget and is ideal for high-traffic areas, such as living rooms, playrooms and TV rooms! If you have small children or pets, this rug is the best; They are strong and durable, and easier to clean than handmade or antique rugs.
Finally, they may not be as good as handmade rugs, but they are still beautifully designed and their vibrant colors will unite any room; In fact, to the untrained eye, it is often very difficult to distinguish a handmade rug from a handmade rug!
Due to their ease of manufacture, we have a wide variety of sizes, colors, and designs; You’re sure to find a rug to match your room and home! Overall, Persian machine-made wool rugs are very affordable for customers than handmade rugs which are very expensive and hard to maintain.
A Persian carpet or Persian rug is a dense textile woven for a range of utilitarian and symbolic uses and produced in Iran (historically known as Persia) for home use, local sale and export. Weaving rugs is an important aspect of Persian culture and Iranian art. The Persian carpet distinguishes out among the Oriental carpets produced by the countries of the “rug belt” because of the variety and complexity of its many designs.
One reason which distinguishes the Persian carpet from its counterpart, related to its historical backgrounds. Various varieties of Persian rugs and carpets were manufactured in parallel by nomadic tribes in village and urban workshops, as well as many manufactures. As a result, they represent diverse, concurrent lines of tradition and reflect Iran’s history, Persian culture, and various peoples.
Namely, the carpets woven in Isfahan’s Safavid palace manufactories during the sixteenth century are known for their ornate colors and artistic design and are now prized in museums and private collections around the world. Their patterns and designs established an artistic legacy for palace manufactories that was carried on throughout the Persian Empire and up to Iran’s last royal dynasty
Furthermore, Carpets woven in Tabriz, Kerman, Ravar, Neyshabour, Mashhad, Kashan, Isfahan, Nain and Qom are distinguished by their unique weaving techniques and use of high-quality materials, colors, and designs. Tabriz’s town manufactures have played a key historical role in resurrecting the carpet weaving heritage after decades of collapse.
Fine wool, vibrant and intricate colors, and specific, traditional patterns differentiate Iranian rugs woven by communities and various tribes. In contrast to the creative, pre-planned designs of larger companies, nomadic and small village weavers often produce rugs with bolder and sometimes more rougher motifs which are regarded the most authentic and traditional rugs of Persia.
Gabbeh rugs are the most well-known carpets from this genre. In conclusion, Persian carpet and frugs are world-famous and best-preserved globally. These rugs are unique and distinguishable from other products for its long historic background and various patterns
Oriental machine-made rugs can be classified into the following four groups in terms of the fibers from which they are produced as below: acrylic, wool, polyester, and polypropylene. One of the most widely used fibers in the textile industry is wool, which is usually obtained from sheep.
Wool is graded by fiber type, elasticity, and length. In general, the term wool refers to the protein fibers that grow from the skin cells of some animals. Machine-made and all-wool rugs are carpets that use wool threads for their construction. In the continuation of this article, we have tried to put all the things you need to know about machine-made carpets along with their prices and features which you can read below.
What is a woolen carpet machine?
The machine-made woolen rug is a type of machine-made carpet in which the warp, weft, and pile threads are as follows: warp and weft are 100% cotton carpet, 100% hemp or hemp yarns, and 100% pure wool yarns. New, anti-moth, zigzag root thread made of acrylic with nylon sewing thread. Manufacturers use wool in the production of machine-made carpets of all threads (warp and weft).
The price of the woolen rug
Since the most expensive machine-made rugs are usually the same as woolen rugs, it must be borne in mind that all consumables in this rug must be pure and of excellent quality. Especially that the wool used should be of good quality and uniform and it should be noted that the tanning of wool was not used in the carpet.
The durability and quality of woolen carpets
What distinguishes woolen carpets from other automated carpets is its design, color, and design. The design of this type of rug is more delicate and the use of colors is more modern and vibrant and resembles handmade wool rugs.
Woolen carpets are more durable than machine-made carpets which means that if we want to keep the machine-made carpet product for a long time, woolen carpets are the best option available.
We have to keep in mind that because wool fibers are usually short, they have as much pile as acrylic carpets, but the fine nature of the material trumps this. To conclude, as Persian machine-made woolen rugs are produced from natural material with best-preserved patterns and designs, and high quality, its price is relatively high.
Turkey machine-made and other rugs, like other neighboring countries in Iran, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, are of the handicrafts and cultural relics of this ancient country.
As a crossing point for different ethnic groups and a crossroads of the history and culture of East and West, the tradition of carpet weaving in this country was influenced on the one hand by Iran and on the other hand by the Greeks who in the past dominated the production of carpets in their vicinity.
The invading tribes also introduced their own art and type of carpet weaving into Turkish culture in different historical periods. Here is short description of Turkish rugs, their characteristics like, colors, patterns and major producers of machine-woven carpets.
Although very few of antient carpets survive today but their image can be seen in the paintings of famous European painters. In the 15th century, a large variety of animal motifs appeared on Turkish carpets. A new type of Turkish rug appeared with a mixture of animal patterns and geometric shapes at the same time.
These carpets are called “Holbein carpets” because they were used in the paintings of the German artist Hans Holbein. During this century, the cities of Bergama and Osaka became important textile centers in Western Anatolia.
At the end of 15th century, the carpet pattern became similar to the patterns used in the ceramic tile production of that period; Twigs, leaves and intertwining designs of tulips, carnations, lavender, irises and palms are woven in a natural style and establish the original composition of the rug. This pattern continued in other regions and is still seen in Turkish carpets today.
The 16th century marked the beginning of the second successful period of carpet weaving in Turkey, which was called “Ottoman Palace Rugs”. In the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, other cities became important as centers of carpet weaving, besides Usak and Bergama.
At the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries, the silk carpets woven near Istanbul, Herki, became world famous. These carpets were originally woven only for the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. To get acquainted with Turkish carpets, we examined the salient features of this type of carpet in the following ways: Turkish carpets in all their colors and Turkish carpet designs
Turkish carpet colors
Two types of dyes are used in dyeing Turkish wool and carpet fibers: natural dyes and chemical dyes. Natural dyes come from three sources: plants, animals and minerals. The use of plant resources in the production of handmade Turkish rugs is more common. Some examples of colors taken from plant sources are: red, purple, pink and orange from rhubarb, and blue from indigo.
Anatolia has a great variety of flora, as a result of which the art of dyeing has developed greatly over the centuries in that region. The most important difference between Turkish and Iranian carpets is their color.
Traditional Iranian carpets are usually woven in eight dark colors but Turkish carpets are woven in fewer colors with light backgrounds. The rugs of each region and ethnic group usually have their own colors, and each color evokes a specific concept.
Turkish carpet designs
The composition, composition, color and role of each rug indicates the origin and culture of its weavers. From this point of view, carpets can be considered a cultural good. There are different types of patterns and markings on Turkish rugs categorized into 4 groups:
Broken or abstract geometric patterns that arise from the weaver’s mind and cultural origins.
Designs of flowers, birds, animals and celestial bodies originating from nature and sometimes human faces. the designs and maps of the altar were influenced by mosques and religious places. The designs used in Turkish rug weaving each have a special meaning and no part in the design of this rug is accidental.
Understanding the meaning of each role is a challenging and specialized process because many meanings have accumulated in each design over the centuries. Some of the most common patterns on Turkish carpets are trees which are a symbol of longevity and rebirth. Animal horns are also used in Turkish carpets as a symbol of strength.
Women’s hands are a symbol of a woman’s fertility and candles are a symbol of divine and sacred light. All of these characteristics exist in Turkish machine-woven carpets and rugs. To sum up, Turkish machine-made rugs, and other country’s carpets, reflect the history and culture of the region according to colours, patterns and other characteristics.
Silk carpets, as the name suggests, are woven with silk fibers. Although silk carpet is known as a handmade carpet, but there are many types of machine-made carpet produced in the world. Silk carpet weaving dates back to the Safavid era when many silk rugs were passed through Iran for export.
Iranian artists also took the opportunity to test carpets woven by hand with silk fibers. The result was amazing. Very beautiful, fluffy, and shiny rugs attract everyone’s eyes. Initially, silk carpets were only produced by hand, but with the growth of machine-made carpet weaving technology, machine-made silk carpets also entered the market.
The type of silk used in machine weaving silk carpets is divided into two categories: Natural silk and Rayon.
Depending on the part of the carpet made of silk fibers, they are divided into several categories:
Carpet silk machine for floors
In this type of carpet, silk only is used in the background fabric of the machine-made carpet, and the flowers and bushes of the carpet are woven with other fibers such as polyester, acrylic, down, etc. The weaving of silk floor machine rug is very hard and time-consuming.
Fully machined silk carpet
All components of fully machined silk carpets are made of silk, such as carpet yarns, piles, and yarn. The most expensive and most durable machine-made rug is the all-silk machine-made rug.
Rose silk rugs
When carpet flowers are woven only with silk fibers, our machine carpets are silk flowers. Among all kinds of silk carpets, the silk flower machine carpet is the cheapest silk carpet and has a very special beauty. The rest of the rug is woven using other fibers, such as acrylic fibers, which are the best fibers.
Features of silk machine carpet
As silk fiber is one of the most expensive fibers in the world, carpet which has been made of silk is one of the most popular carpets. from the past to the present, silk has a great deal of softness and smoothness that doubles its charm. The following are the features of the silk rug:
The silk machine rug has a shiny and attractive appearance.
Silk fibers are extremely thin and extremely durable. Therefore, the silk machine rug has a very high elegance and longevity.
The silk machine rug is very soft and delicate.
Silk rugs, apart from the attractive and cheerful colours, also have light shades that make the rug appear more.
Gives a beautiful and unique effect on home decor and style.
To conclude, silk is used in many types of machine-woven rugs and these types of machine-woven carpets commonly have the following characteristics: shiny, thin, soft, colourful and stylish.