Rug Weaving Techniques and Construction of Rugs
Rug Weaving Techniques – The weaving of fine rugs and carpets is a centuries old craft. As such, there are a number of long-established methods for weaving, as well as commonly accepted materials. While each artisan will weave a carpet with his or her own unique flair, there are certain things that are always the same.
The processing of the raw materials that are used in antique rug weaving and the general way that the rugs are woven each have an enormous effect on the ultimate overall quality, durability and value that each piece will exhibit. One needs to appreciate these issues to evaluate its worth. Some knowledge of the weaving technique is also indispensable in identifying carpet types as well as the age of a piece.
Such ‘structural’ considerations are far more instructive than the design in assessing the origin and quality of rugs.