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Comparison Between Turkish Rugs and Persian Rugs

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Comparison Between Turkish Rugs and Persian Rugs

Handmade rugs are made in many different places all around the world such as; East, Central and South Asia, Scandinavia, Balkans, Caucasia, North Africa and even in the Americas by the Natives but among all other rugs Turkish and Persian rugs have a different and special status because of their quality, diversity and historical background in rug weaving. The first difference we need to know between Turkish rugs and Persian rugs is the knotting technique. Turkish rugs are knotted with "double knot" technique also known as "Turkish knot" and Persian rugs are knotted with "single knot" also known as "Persian...

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Selendi Kilim Rugs

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Selendi Kilim Rugs

SELENDI KILIM RUGS     Selendi is a disctrict of Western Anatolian province Manisa. Weaving tradition in the district dates back to 14th century. On 14th Century Turkish tribes from Central Asia settled in the district and since then kilim weaving has been a very important part of the regions culture and economy. Selendi kilim rugs are mostly very colorful, Weavers always use hand spun wools on these rugs, patterns on the kilim rugs are embroideried by hands knot by knot. It is very rare to see small sized Selendi kilim rugs, they are mostly woven in medium or large sizes.

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Tree of Life Motifs on Kilim rugs and Area Rugs

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Tree of Life Motifs on Kilim rugs and Area Rugs

   Tree of life motifs are used often on Handmade kilim rugs and area rugs, let's take a close look at it and see what it represents; Tree of Life is a tall tree which is believed to have grown out of the center of the world, living for centuries, knowing the secrets of the world and being close to the universal powers. It is a tree which is regarded as the stairs of human journey from the underground to the sky. On some cultures, mainly in Turkish and Persian weavings they are mostly woven with seven branches which represents...

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