Kilim Rugs and Carpets Blog — weaving

Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

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Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

Rug weaving craft spread in Persian and Anatolia(modern day Turkey) during the period of Seljuks and evolved through various stages of development. Since the 13th century high quality rugs have been woven in certain Anatolian districts, becoming a dominant accessory item in houses, markets and palaces and spreading out to Europe. The fact that Anatolian rugs began to appear in European paintings from the 14th century with a further increase in the 15th century (Renaissance) indicates that these rugs were very popular in Europe. Common features of 13th century rugs which included geometric patterns, various figures depicting the tree of...

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Rug Weaving Technique

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Rug Weaving Technique

The outline of a rug loom looks like a wooden frame. Warp threads are vertically wound around the loom parallel to each other, depending on the type and size of the rug. After preparing the warp, a chain like plait is woven, leaving a margin of fringes and then a few cm wide kilim weaving is done so as to prevent the pile knots from shifting and dropping out. Upon completion of this procedure, the rug is ready for weaving. video credit to www.ruglink.com The weaver hangs the coloured knotting threads wound into small balls together with the rug design,...

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