Along with hand hooked rugs, hand knotted rugs are some of the oldest types in existence. These rugs are beautiful, unique conversation pieces that can enhance the décor of any room. There are several different types of rugs that feature a hand knotted weave and these are among some of the most popular rugs in the world.
While the term “oriental rug” is thrown around a lot, true oriental rugs cannot be classified as such unless they are knotted. Knotting is a special process that creates a unique look and feel, and results in a highly durable weave. Rugs that have a high yarn content are called thick hand knotted rugs, while rugs with a low yarn content are called flat knotted rugs. Wool and silk are the most common materials used, and hand knotted wool rugs, due to the durability, stain resistance, and softness of wool, are true works of art.
Persian and Turkish rugs are also often classified as “oriental rugs” because they are another very common type of hand knotted area rug. While they are similar in appearance, and can be classified together as one type, there are subtle differences in the style and pattern designs of these rugs that help to distinguish one from the other. Persian rugs, for example, often feature shades of red and deep blue or indigo, and are more likely to contain flowers, birds, and animals in their designs. Turkish rugs typically contain higher knot counts and feature designs that are more geometric. All hand knotted rugs, however, are unique, which is part of what makes them such a joy to view and to own.
At Plush Rugs, we specialize in offering our valuable customers the best selection of hand knotted discount rugs in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Our selection is constantly being updated, so be sure to check back often. If you are interested in hand knotted rugs, you may also be interested in traditional rugs.