The Different Types of Rug Knots
The Different Types of Knots in Used in Weaving Rugs or Carpets
Rug Knots – The so-called knots that make up a pile rug are not actually knots, but loops, wrapped around pairs of adjacent warps. They may be wrapped in several configurations.
In all cases they consist of the knot collar – the portion that literally wrap around the warps – and the ends that actually constitute the pile.
Jufti knots may be symmetrical or asymmetrical, but they utilize these configurations around pairs of warps rather than single warps, making the pile less dense and quicker to produce. Spanish knots are wrapped symmetrically around every other single warp in an actual knot, the only rug knot that truly merits the term.