Kashmir Carpets and Rugs
Kashmir Carpets are hand-knotted carpets that primarily have oriental, floral styles and come in a variety of sizes, colors and qualities. Hand-knotted pure silk rugs are well famous for their flexibility, smoothness and fine craftsmanship. The quality of the carpet is predominantly defined with the count of the number of knots per square inch. These exotic carpets come in magnificent designs and intricate patterns to enhance the interior decoration quotient of your premises.
According to history, It is said that a Kashmiri named Sultan Zain-ul-Abidin who was very much attracted by the Persian Carpet Weavers brought the craftsmen from Persia and Central Asia to Kashmir to train the local inhabitants and since then, the Handmade Kashmiri Carpet Industry began to flourish. Kashmir Carpets comes in a range from 200 knots to 900 knots/sq. inch weaved with both – wool and silk yarn. Kashmiri Carpets are weaved between two horizontal beams and the rest of the stitching is done inside these beams which may either be floral or a different type of knot popularly known as Farsi baff by using very basic tools like wood or a metal comb to give them unique designs. Popularly labeled Kirman, Tabriz, and Isfahan, Meshed and Bokhara Carpets which are appreciated for their unmatched artistry designs are the origination of Kashmir Carpets only.
The weaving of Kashmir carpets takes time, depending on the intricacy of design pattern, size and other factors such as material and knots per square inch, it takes almost 6-12 months for two weavers to get one fine rug out.