Sunday, March 9, 2014

Carpet and Rug Construction

The construction of a rug or carpet determines its surface appearance.

1. Pile – soft, velvety, raised surface produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material.
a) Cut Pile - produced by shearing the loops and untwisting the yarn to achieve the plush effect.
b) Uncut Pile - retains the yarn loops for a pebbly, harder texture
c) Combination Cut and Uncut Pile – uses both types of pile
finishes to create interesting textures and appealing patterns
d) Sculptured Pile - produced by fastening the yarn loops at
different heights so that patterns may be formed.
e) Shaggy Pile – a variation of cut pile where the pile is extra

2. Flat – designates a rug or carpet without pile that has the same surface texture on both sides and that is reversible.

Rugs for cleaning valued more than 200,000 USD


Just got this rug in for cleaning. Beautiful old Serapi. I would #appraise this #rug at $250,000. Funny thing is , it came with the house when they #purchased it.:)

A new version of the oldest rug ever discovered....

A new version of the oldest rug ever discovered......

The Pazyryk carpet
In a unique archaeological excavation in 1949, the exceptional Pazyryk carpet was discovered among the ices of Pazyryk Valley, in Altai Mountains in Siberia. The carpet was found in the grave of a Scythian prince. Radiocarbon testing indicated that the Pazyryk carpet was woven in the 5th century BC. This carpet is 283 by 200 cm (approximately 9.3 by 6.5 ft) and has 36 symmetrical knots per cm² (232 per inch²).  The advanced weaving technique used in the Pazyryk carpet indicates a long history of evolution and experience in this art. Pazyryk carpet is considered as the oldest carpet in the world.