Sunday, December 11, 2011

Orietal Rugs Persian Carpets: Art on the Floor

We have a miniature loom in our rug gallery in Los Angeles. For those customers who are interested (most are), we do a couple of minutes presentation and show them how a rug is made. We show the foundation of a rug on the loom (warps and wefts), the design depicted on graph paper called cartoon,  different color yarns, and the metal comb by which the weaver pounds down the knots after each row of knotting is complete. Each little square (one by one millimeter) on the graph paper stands for one knot on the loom. This is a labor of love and a rug is art on the floor. We should learn more about it, value and appreciate it.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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