Different Types Of Rug Knots

The Different Types of Knots in Used in Weaving Rugs or Carpets

How Rugs and Carpets are Woven

The Different Types of 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.

The different types of rug knots explained:

What are asymmetrical knots?

Asymmetrical knots are rug knots that have the ends coming up singly between each pair of warps with a knot collar around every other warp. These knots are also known as Senneh or Persian knots.

Persian Senneh Rug Knot by Nazmiyal
Persian Senneh Rug Knot

What are symmetrical knots?

Symmetrical knots are rug knots rgar have both ends of the yarn coming up together between two warps, with the knot collar wrapping around two warps. These knots also known as Ghiordes or Turkish knots.

Turkish Ghiordes Rug Knot by Nazmiyal
Turkish Ghiordes Rug Knot

What are jufti knots?

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.

Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Rug Knots by Nazmiyal
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Rug Knots