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How to recognize of hand-made carpet ?
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Did you know?
* The oldest hand-made
carpet found to date is a Persian carpet woven
500 years before Jesus Christ.
The weaving loom exists since 3000 B.C.
* Oriental carpets were discovered by Europeans as early as the sixteenth century. King Henry 8th possessed an important collection.
* King Louis 14th
ordered his craftsmen to learn the technique of weaving. The first
workshop was set up
in a disused soap factory near Paris. The name "SAVONNERIE"( Soap factory ) given to the carpets woven in his workshops comes from here.
* Perisan and Turkish knots are used in 95% of hand-made carpets.
* A prayer rug is not, as it is often thought, simply a carpet of small dimension, but owes its name to the fact that it is oriented.
* Most carpets made by craftsmen have ABRACHES, due to different wool baths. These horizontal bands do not reduce the value of the carpets but prove their authenticity, so much so that, on machine-woven carpets false ABRACHES are made.
* It takes a professional
weaver from one to five months to weave one squared metre of carpet. If
the value of the carpet is underestimated, it is greatly due to the
weakness of the producing countries' currencies compared to that
of Western countries.