That we approach any element of a carpet, the differences between a mechanical rug and a real Oriental carpet are as great as between the earth and sky!
|Mechanical carpet||Oriental carpet|
|Origin||End 18th century||± 5th century BC|
|Place of manufacture||Industrialized countries||Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China ...|
|Production||Industrial mass production by weaving machines||Weaving and hand-knotting on the loom|
|Materials||All textile fibers||Wool, silk or cotton|
|Dye||Homogeneous and stable||Often imperfect. Providing variation phenomena|
|Colours||A limited number||Numerous|
|Strands*||Simply past around the warp||Hand knotted around two warps|
Not parallel edges
Not straight angles
|Fringes||Usually added or absent||Are an extension of the chain|
|Edges||Overlapped sewed border||Woven edges|
*The surface material, called pile, consists of small strands of wool or other material, in the form of points on the back of the carpet.
To summarize, let us remember that the mechanical aspect of carpet is regular, it is an industrial product.
The Oriental carpet is a handmade work, its irregularity is his characteristic, its manufacture is still manual.
Modern, classic or prestigious, the rug or carpet of your dreams can be found at Mengal Orient, the real oriental carpet.
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