Hand Knotted Rugs

What is this blog about?

This blog is dedicated to exploring and sharing the beauty of Natural Rugs. Expect the discussions to be elaborate, sometimes biased but always interactive. From historical insights about hand-woven rugs to discussing rug designs trending this season, you get the enviable advantage of finding all types of rug discussions under a single roof. This platform is largely un-commercialized. We don’t insist on a particular brand of rugs or overwhelm you with promotional offers.

Orientalrugpedia.com should appeal to everyone who is on the verge of buying a hand-knotted rug or is fascinated by the subject. We share every bit of rug wisdom imbibed over the years. Read about different types of weaves, get valuable insight on choosing an authentic handmade rug or dig into finer nuances of the subject. From decoding societal or regional symbolism in handmade rugs to understanding them in a cultural context or debating their relevance in modern living spaces, we provide an interesting perspective on rugs.

Who are we?

We are the creative team at 1800 Get A Rug—rug enthusiasts who scout the world for rugs that come sans chemicals, synthetics, and are made ethically. We take the time to handpick our inventory, ensuring each rug is thoroughly checked for its purity. From antique, Persian rugs to modern & contemporary rugs.

Why this passion for oriental rugs?

We are fascinated by carpet-making history associated with the Asiatic subcontinent, including the Middle East and Southeast Asia—together they form the core of regions that produce Oriental Rugs. These exclusive handcrafted creations cannot be emulated in a manufacturing facility. Without the help of modern machinery or assembly-line setups, craftsmen toil hard to create these rugs. These handicrafts include a wide range of rugs, including:

  • Indian
  • Tibetan
  • Nepalese
  • Caucasian
  • Chinese
  • Tibetian
  • Pakistani
  • Turkish/Anatolian
  • Persian rugs
  • Mongolian
  • Baluchi
  • Afghani

What makes Oriental Rugs so special?

Each Oriental Rug has a unique identity—largely due to the fact that the handmade process is least likely to produce exact duplicates. Hand knotted and Hand Woven Rugs, are one of a kind art masterpieces that can decorate your floors for many years to come. The designs you see today are most likely to have their inspiration from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, or tribes that now exist only in textbooks. Handmade rugs present lesser cleaning and maintenance requirements and just like wine, they transform into a treasured possession as they age. Each rug design is symbolic of a region’s unique socio-cultural dynamics—always an interesting conversation starter! Every knot, weaving style, finishing, warp, pile, weft and method of dyeing has an interesting tale to share…


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