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What is a Rug?

A rug is a decor element that came to being as a result of the search for a comfortable and warm floor textile.

What is a Handmade Rug?

Handmade rugs that use threads made of animal wool (such as goat, lamb) dyed with vegetable dyes woven are hand knotted following certain patterns to create motifs and designs on them.

How is a Handmade Rug made?

In the process of making handmade rugs vegetable dyed threads are used to knot strands of warp on a loom and then compressed by the weaving of the weft. The patterns that are followed while knotting the weft create traditional motifs and designs. The distinguishing factor in handmade rugs is the knot density, the quality of the dyes and the wool used. The quality of the overall design is also an important deciding factor when it comes to valuing the handmade rug.

Why should I buy a handmade rug?

The most fundamental materials used in handmade rugs are wool, cotton and silk. In the dyeing of these materials vegetable dyes are used. All of the materials used are natural materials and they last for a very long time. Quality of materials and durability are two important reasons to purchase a handmade rug.

How is a Handmade Rug dyed?

Vegetable dyes produced in Turkey are considered the best in the world and they are crucial in the rug making process. The dye is mixed with water in a caldron in which the wool will be dyed. The water is heated to 70 degrees Celsius. The vegetable dye dissolves in water as water heats up and then it passes into the wool, dyeing it. For the dye to fully color the wool, it is kept in the caldron for 24 hours. After this procedure the wool is washed with soap and dried. The dyed wool is ready to be used in rug making.

What is the difference between handmade and machine made rugs? How do we distinguish a handmade rug?

The easiest method is to look at the back of the rug. Machine made rugs are not knotted. Wool is installed into the rug with the help of a machine and then the back side is reinforced with latex. When you look at the back of a machine made rug you can not see the motif in the front of the rug. Handmade rugs are made by knotting each knot by hand and if you look at the back of a handmade rug you can see the motif in the front also at the back. Another difference is materials used in machine made rugs are synthetic and dyes are chemical. In handmade rugs only natural materials are used.

What kind of rugs are hygienic?

Thread is the building block of rugs. The type of thread used and the technique used in the making of rugs determine their quality. Wool is widely used as thread in handmade rugs and it is a durable, soft and colorful material. It is more expensive compared to threads made of nylon, polyester and acrylic.

The most important distinguishing characteristic of wool is it sucks in humidity if the environment it is used in is humid and releases humidity if the environment it is used in is dry hence it helps keep the humidity in its environment at a desired level. Wool does not create odor and it does not get dusty easily. Another characteristic of wool rugs is they are a sound isolation material, they absorb sound. They are anti allergen and do not contain anything that hinders health. Handmade rugs are hygienic and an excellent piece of home decor.

What kind of materials are used in Handmade Rugs?

The type of thread and the technique used in the making of the rug determine the quality of a handmade rug. Wool is the predominant material used in handmade rugs.

Wool : It is the most expensive thread compared to others used in rug making. It is favored due to its soft touch. Wool is durable, it does not stain or wear easily. It is also easily cleaned.

Silk : Silk is another highly preferred material. Silkworms produce silk. Silk cocoon is processed and turned into silk thread.

Cotton : One of the other materials used in rug making is cotton. It stains easier compared to wool and it is not easily cleaned because it sucks in and keeps humidity. Cotton is more widely used in kilim weavings. Because cotton is washable it is preferred in the making of bathroom kilims.

Animal Hair : Goat hair is a material used in rug making. Lamb hair is softer than goat hair. Animal hair is usually used by mixing it with wool.

Jute : It is a dark brown plant and it is usually used under rugs to cover the floor.

How to choose a Handmade Rug?

A rug is one of the most difficult decisions when decorating a home. The main reason for this is we try to find a rug that will be in harmony with our furniture, curtains and other design elements.

Rugs are the primary element when it comes to adding character and personality to our spaces. Things to take into consideration when choosing a rug is our furniture, curtains, colors of our walls and colors of remaining accessories. You should first decide on which room you are looking a rug for and how big.

Then while deciding on the color of the rug the harmony of the color with the color of the floor should be taken into consideration. If you want the floor to be more visible a neutral rug with no distinct design should be preferred. If you want to attract attention to your furniture pastel colors should be preferred. .

Try warm colors such as orange, yellow and red if you want to create a warm atmosphere in your room. Choosing cool colors such as blue and grey will make your room feel larger. Also leaving some empty floor space on the sides will make the room the rug is used in seem larger. This way you create a feeling of spaciousness.

If you have armchairs and sofas with patterns we recommend a more neutral rug. Another thing to think about is the lighting in the room; depending on the lighting colors on a rug seem differently. Therefore a rug may look different in a showroom and different when it finds its place in your home.

Remember to ask for a photo of the rug taken in sunlight if your home takes a lot of sunlight and a photo taken in spot light if your home uses a lot of lighting and takes less sunlight when shopping for rugs online.

When buying a handmade rug you may be spending more up front; but in the long term this investment will help you spend less.

Overdyed Rugs

Overdyed Rugs are completely changing the carpet business nowadays. Because the originality and the pattern of the carpet is looking old but the natural looking colors are replaced with the modern colors. The over dyed rugs has got some several process. The first process is the taking out the original color tones , it could be made by sun dying in the fields, the second process is the bleaching in order to shortened the pile of the rugs and the final process is the eco-friendly chemical washing. Then, we have a completely new carpet with trendy looking. The over dyed rugs has been all over the world right now.

Vintage Rugs

These rugs are mainly coming out from Anatolia , Middle East and Persia which had produced in the small villages , the main advantage of these rugs is the quality of the wool , the superior wool that they used on these rugs prevents any damage on the rug and the unique (one of a kind ) patterns are exceptional. When customers purchase a vintage rug, it gives a special feeling that the carpet reflects their character.

The age of the carpets can be shown differences between 40-100 years old.

Patchwork Rugs

in order to re-evaluate the Isparta hand-woven carpets in Turkey from different parts of the first aging patchwork carpets has started.anadol to be made Collected Isparta carpets are stored in powder cabinets and then washed. After being washed, the carpets are shaved on the carpet, used in the warp of the rope used in the tufted cotton yarn. The patchwork carpets are painted in different colors. Our natural colored patchwork carpets are their original colors.

The patchwork hand-woven carpets which are popular in a short period of time exceed the limits and soon become fashionable all over the world.

Flag Rugs

The flag carpets made with patchwork technique show the flags of the countries on the carpet as the name implies. These carpets, which are a very hard work product, can be made to any size just like patchwork.

Area Rugs

Area rugs are mostly cover a part of the room , it could be settled under the furniture, bed, table etc.. Area rugs are could be used in any place depends of their size and their matching with the furniture. Most of the rugs can be called as area rugs.

Large Area Rugs

Large Area Rugs are an perfect option for the living rooms and the dining rooms.
It provides a comfort and warmth, their patterns, color and texture creates a decorative interest. They can work as an artwork on the floor and it could match nicely with the furnitures and the define spaces.

Small Area Rugs

Small area rugs can be used for the entrances or enrich the small rooms. That is the final touch of the rooms which could add an additional character to their surroundings. These carpets has got some difficult sizes because of that these carpets are more difficult to find.

Runner Area Rug

If you’re looking to enrich the hallway or the narrow places, runner area rugs are the best options. It can be provide a natural walkway between the rooms and at the same time floors has been covered stylishly. These carpets are mostly long and narrow. The most common sizes are 3 x 7, 3 x 8, 3 x 10, 3 x 12, 3 x 1 4, 4 x 10, 4 x 12, 4 x 13, 4 x 14 and 5 x 12.

Bohemian Rugs

Bohemian style rugs has got an artistic, busy and unique patterns. It can be over dyed, worn or muted colors. Each different patterns has got their own character, it could be romantic, happy or wild. It shows some identities with the Persian Rugs but the bohemian rugs are less traditional.

Persian Rugs

The art of the carpet weaving in Iran started almost 2500 years ago. The Persian Rugs has known as the most exclusive carpets. Persian carpets are renowned for their richness of colour, variety of spectacular artistic patterns and quality of design. In palaces, famous buildings, mansions and museums the world over, a Persian carpet is amongst the most treasured of possessions.
Persian Rugs are mostly made in big sizes, so it’s an ideal choice for the living rooms and the dining rooms. Persian carpets are also one of a kind carpets and their patterns are unique.

Morocco Rugs

Morocco Rugs are could be called as ‘Berberi Rugs ‘. Recently, these rugs has been received a huge interest from the famous interior designers. The superior quality of the wool and the modern geometric and the tribal patterns are one of the most beautiful choices to combine with your furniture.

Tulu Rugs (Shaggy Rug)

Tulu Rugs or we can call them as ‘’Shaggy Rugs’’ are one of a kind 50-60 years old Anatolian rugs. These rugs are mostly 100 percent natural sheep wool and it’s got a thick pile.These are extremely soft pieces so you can feel the comfort when you walk on the rug. Also, these pieces are mostly small sizes around 2.5 to 5.5 sqm.

Oriental Rugs

Turkish carpets and kilims are among the most well-known and oldest handicrafts in the world as hand-woven or plain weaving. Historically: religion in Central Asia, cultural, environmental, socio-political and socio-economic conditions prevalent useful needs in many communities and ethnic groups in Central Asia and Turkey, and I getirdi.t artistic inspiration occur in today's modern include but Turkey's field also especially Turkish peoples living in the east of Anatolia.

Although the great nomad emerged from the traditions of the Turkish peoples, the Turkish carpet, like the Acem carpet, began to be produced in order to give and export to the palaces in the large workshops by taking a multi-faceted urban view in the Seljuk era.

In the period of the early Ottoman Empire, many design types had reached maturity and most of today's modern production is particularly suitable for the style of that period in order to export. The carpets and kilims of Turk (also known as Anatolia) are produced in different and unique species in many regions of Anatolia. The important differentiating properties among these species are: the material used, the method of production, the patterns and the motif, the geography, the cultural identity and the purpose of its use.

Geometric Rugs

These are old antique rugs and mostly coming out from the Anatolia. The patterns are looking like the shapes of the geometry. There are various types of kilims and the carpets which has called as Geometric Rugs, because that patterns are getting extremely popular and well fashioned over the years.