The tradition of making carpets dates back hundreds of years. This art was to have made
its first appearance during the Mughal period. Soon after, these Persian-inspired carpets
were infused with Indian art, incorporating the best of both worlds.
Hand-knotted and hand-tufted are two techniques used to make carpets, each one
unique in its way. The only similarity is that they are both handmade ( well, Hand
tufted is partially handmade). The golden question is, which one to choose? And how
do you tell one from the other? Keep reading to learn more.
Now, let's talk about hand-knotted carpets. The technique is pretty self-explanatory.
Each knot on the carpet is meticulously handwoven to form beautiful intricate designs.
As a result, the carpets take longer to make than hand-tufted carpets. The number of
knots per square inch determines the carpet's quality; the more complex the design and
the higher the number of knots, the higher the carpet's quality. Unlike hand-tufted
carpets, these have no backing. Since the carpet is hand-crafted, it is long-lasting and
durable. Hand-knotted carpets are also passed down through generations as a family
heirloom due to their intrinsic worth and longevity.
Hand-tufted carpets are more common than hand-knotted carpets. A Tufting gun is
used to punch wool strands into a canvas stretched on a frame to weave the carpet. After
piling, the rug is moved into a latex glueing process for its cotton backing, which helps
in keeping the wool fabrics intact and the rug's surface flat.
These carpets, unlike hand-knotted ones, have a backing. They also take less time to
produce than hand-knotted carpets.
So, what should you look for while differentiating between the two?
Here are five factors to consider
Hand-Knotted carpets are the way to go if you want a high-quality carpet. It is entirely
handmade, has intricate detailing, and the quality increases as the number of knots
Hand-tufted is not far behind; these are partially handmade and make excellent rugs.
Hand-knotted takes the cake in terms of quality.
Hand-tufted carpets have a backing, whereas hand-knotted carpets do not. The best way
to tell is to examine the designs on both sides. Hand-knotted carpet designs are so
intricate that they appear the same on both sides. The design is only visible on one side
of a hand-tufted carpet.
Hand-knotted carpets are likely to have fringes at the ends. Hand-tufted carpet fringes
will be sewn or glued in for a clean finish.
If cost is a concern, hand-knotted carpets are more expensive due to time-consuming
handwork. Furthermore, more complex designs and knots will cost more.
Hand-tufted carpet is relatively inexpensive.
Hand-knotted carpets take longer as hand-knotting with great detail takes time.
Hand-tufted carpets require less time to produce.
Choosing a carpet for your room can be difficult with so many options on the market.
There are several different styles and techniques to make a carpet. Make a list of what
you're looking for and what qualities you'd like to see in your carpet. After all, a room's
flooring can completely transform its appearance.
Visit Arattica to check our extensive collection if you want to learn more. We maintain
the roots of traditional weaving while incorporating modern designs to provide you
with luxurious premium carpets.
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