Our oriental rugs are something very special. They are not only hand-knotted unique pieces, but tell the stories of One Thousand and One Nights. The Orient is an incredibly large area, which stretches from Morocco, through North Africa and the Middle East to Central Asia and India. Depending on the region, the rugs are made with different colors, patterns and types of knotting. This also tells you exactly which region the oriental rug comes from. The knotters knot their oriental rugs without a template, freely from their memory. Therefore, oriental rugs are special unique pieces with soul and character.
What are the types of oriental rugs?
As already mentioned, oriental rugs are divided according to different regions. Thereby, most of the oriental rugs come from countries like Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Our kilim rugs and hand-knotted nomadic rugswhich come from Iran and are mostly made of virgin wool and knotted by nomads, strictly speaking also belong to the category of oriental rugs. Kilim rugs are different in the fact that they are mostly flat woven and woven by hand. However, there are also kilim rugs that are partly woven and partly knotted, our Soumakh rugs offer the best example of this. The nomadic rugs from Iran, on the other hand, are hand-knotted and have a higher pile.
Other oriental rugs like a „Nain“ are mostly made of silk and the best virgin wool. Nain rugs can be incredibly valuable depending on how finely they are knotted and the amount of silk in the rug. The "LA" classification indicates how densely and finely a rug is knotted. While an oriental rug with "6LA" is already very finely knotted, an oriental rug with "4LA" is particularly rare and can hardly be found nowadays. Predominantly Nain rugs have the colors beige, white and blue and come from Iran.
The "Tschobi" rug is one of the classic hand-knotted oriental rugs and the word means root wood in Persian. In the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region where our Tschobi rugs come from, the word gives a hint to the vegetable dyes used for the rugs. The beige sections are often made of undyed and hand-spun virgin wool.
Since the Orient stretches over an enormously large area, there are of course also countless types of different oriental rugs. With us you will find a wide selection of different oriental rugs, real rarities and distinctive unique pieces.
Are oriental rugs still in vogue?
For a while oriental rugs were lost sight of, however, the classic unique pieces are now fashionable again.
A modern living space will be especially enhanced with an oriental rug, because the oriental rug will look like an antique treasure in your home. The classic rugs give the interior design a touch of distant culture and ancient history. Very popular nowadays are, for example, the flat offshoots of the classic oriental rugs, the Kilim rugs, which fit perfectly into a bohemian style of living due to their ethnic patterns.
Oriental rugs know no boundaries, as they range from classic to modern and from colorful, to plain, so you too can find the perfect oriental rug for your interior concept.