Each Persian rug is full of unique patterns and colors that make it truly special. Rug makers can design an initial pattern for a rug in nearly any medium, from a sketch on a napkin to a photograph, and then transfer the drawing onto graph paper that is the size of the rug. Each grid of the graph paper represents a knot in the rug.
In this video, you will see that wool and dye are the two most important materials used when making a rug. Without quality wool and dye, a Persian rug will not be as beautiful. Rugs can be handmade or machine-made. Machine-made rugs are not as well defined as their handmade counterparts, but both styles create magnificent pieces of art.
Bring your antique rug to East Bay Oriental Rug Cleaning for cleanings and repairs. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (925) 231-0918.