Kilim rugs is a tapestry rug woven from fairly harsh, thick wool. Kilim artistry is high compared to the price and there is a fantastic variety of Kilim designs. The best prices for kilims are often in long narrow strips rather than room size kilims.
Knotting by hand is most prevalent in oriental rugs and carpets. Kashmir carpets are also hand-knotted. Pile carpets, like flat carpets, can be woven on a loom.
Today, hand or machine made pile rugs in graphic, contemporary designs are produced. Although those by 'name' designers and one-offs commissioned for hand-weavers are obviously expensive, cheaper massed produced versions can be very reasonable.
Tribal rugs are part of a tradition very different from that of the finely woven floral carpets with which the name Persia has long been associated. Yet tribal rugs have a power and vitality of their own.
Turkish carpets (also known as Anatolian), whether hand knotted or flat woven, are among the most well known and established hand crafted art works in the world. The carpets are always hand made of wool or sometimes cotton, with occasional additions of s
Türkmen carpet (also called "Bukhara Uzbekistan") is a type of handmade floor-covering textile. The original Turkmen rugs were produced by tribes who are the main ethnic group in Turkmenistan and are also found in Afghanistan and Iran.
Flat woven area rugs are rugs that are woven on a loom, rather than knotted. Some well known examples of rugs made in this style include aubussons, kilims, sumaks, needlepoint, and tapestry rugs.
Traditional rugs from Afghanistan are tribal style with Blue, Cream, Dark Brown, Dark Navy Blue, Green, Red accent colors.
Antique rugs are worth considering and are available in many beautiful designs and styles for you to look at. Within this section we focus on two of the most popular types of antique rug: the Aubusson rugs and the Persian rugs.