Hand-knotting rugs is an ancient technique that is unchanged from the process we use today. These rugs are beautiful, unique conversation pieces that can enhance the decor of any room, just like the true pieces of art they are.
While the term "Oriental rug" is thrown around often, 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. Wool and silk are the most common materials used due to the durability, stain resistance, and softness of wool. But not every hand-knotted piece is traditional - many shags are made this way to assure the threads stay together. Modern designs can become family heirlooms as well, especially when they are made with this technique.