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In this post:

1. Value development of a carpet
2. Handmade carpets: Perfect imperfect
3. How do I calculate the node density of a carpet?
4. What does the name 35, 50, 60 or 70 RAJ mean at a tank?
5. What does the NAIN carpet mean the
Designation 12, 9, 6 or 4 LA?


Reading period: about 4min


1. Value development of a carpet

Carpets are our passion. A piece of long tradition accompanies this craftsmanship. Countless hours of work for each individual.

Normally, the difference in value between two similar carpets is determined by different snap densities of the nodes. The knotting density is measured in the node number per m². However, the node density for oriental carpets is not the sole argument for their value. It is also important which materials were used and how well, for example, the wool quality is. Furthermore, the real silk fraction is of importance for the value of the carpet. Likewise, it also depends on the processing and beauty of the manufactured patterns. There are many different factors that should be considered for the value of a carpet.


2. Handmade carpets: Perfect imperfect 

All carpets are the finest handicraft. A tradition and technology, passed on and taught over generations. It is precisely and detailed, very hard and long worked to create a carpet. So you do not need to worry about the quality of your carpet. Light irregularities are for original, handmade carpets can occur and are quite normal. Our handmade oriental carpets are made individually without drawings or models from the respective stops and always have deviations in design, straightness, processing, color or size. That makes it to what it is, a work of art.

Different lengths of fringes, a slightly warped shape or irregularities in the colors are thus a proofFor the authenticity of the carpet and should be considered as part of the charm and the uniqueness of the carpet andcontribute to the total value.

A particularly beautiful example of this are the pattern of Kelim carpets is created by the colored weft threads that are woven in the warp threads. For everyNew color must be used in each row a new thread. The thread ends are incorporated. That hasFollow that a narrow slot in the tissue is created between two different color ranges. Therefore, these becomeHand-woven carpets also referred to as slot clads.


3. How do I calculate the node density of a carpet?

The node density of a carpet is the number of nodes per square meter and can be used for any hand-knotted carpetbe easily calculated. Just select a straight spot on the back of the carpet and count the number of nodes along a 1 cm long line, both vertically and horizontally. Multiply the numbers with each other and then multiply your answer with 10,000. An example - three nodes horizontal and four nodes vertically = 12 x 10,000 = 120,000 nodes per square meter.


4. What does the name 35, 50, 60 or 70 RAJ mean at a tank?

At a tabriz.Teppich, the fineness of the carpet is measured in rows (also called Raj). The number of node seriesMeasured at a length of 7 cm. A quality 35 tank has an approximate node density of 300,000 nodes per m². 50 RAJ are about 500,000 to 600,000 nodes per m². In the class of the 60 Raj tabiz, the carpets come to 55 to 60 node rows, which corresponds to a node density of approx. 750,000 to 900,000 nodes per m². Highest quality with 70 RAJ is very rare and means a node density of 1 million nodes per m² or higher.


5. What does the name 12, 9, 6 or 4 LA mean at a Nain carpet?

In a Nain carpet, the fineness is described with reference to the number of thread layers per warp thread. The lower theNumber, the finer the knotting quality of the Nain carpet. The La of a Nain can be easily controlled by counting the threads of a carpet fran. A Naain with 12 LA has a chain consisting of 12 basic threads with about 150,000 - 250,000 knot / sqm. A NAIN 9 LA has a finer structure with about 350,000 - 550,000 knots / sqm. Nain 6 LA is one of the finest Persian rugs. The knotting density is about 850,000 - 1,200,000 knots /QM. Also extremely fine 4 La Nain can be found. Most Nain come from the East Iran until today.

There are more history and interesting carpets than seeming to believe at first glance. It is an incredibly old traditional culture, many entanglements and historical development in the topicOrient carpets. Follow our blogs for more interesting topics around oriental carpets. Knots of Love!

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