Traditional rugs are always wholly made by hand, each knot tied by the weaver around the warp
threads on a vertical or horizontal loom. A handmade rug can have from thousands to millions of
knots and can take from 2 weeks to 2 years to make.

The materials are generally wool, silk or cotton, or a mixture. The backing- the longitudinal warp
threads and the latitudinal weft threads- of the rug is always either cotton, wool, silk or jute.

The most usual and popular traditional rugs are made in Turkey, Iran (Persia), Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and China. Rugs can be supplied in a variety of colours including Black, Blue, Cream, Green, Grey, Navy, Pink, Red and Teal.
Apart from a wide choice of types and colours available, we can supply many of our Persian Rugs in various sizes, such as, large, medium, small, round, runner and square.


Traditional design rugs are the most classic formal hand knotted Persian and Oriental rugs and come with and without central medallions. They either generally floral or geometric designs and have a pile of wool or silk or a combination of the two.


There are very few Persian rugs with a more modern aesthetic but the ones that are made are from the settled tribal weavers from Central and Southern Iran. They have a wonderful deep lustrous pile and are extremely heavy- therefore they lie very flat without moving- making them ideal for a busy family or kid’s room.


Tribal rugs refer to specific rug designs woven by formerly nomadic tribes of Iran and Afghanistan. Nowadays they are settled but still weave rugs which are for the commercial market in the West. Often a more freeform design than other rugs and sometimes highly artistic, spontaneous and collectable.


My carefully selected silk rugs are all hand knotted in Iran which, along with the fine Turkish silks, are the best in the world. They use true silk – no bamboo silk or mercerised cotton- and often weave on a silk warp and weft. They are made with thousands of knots per square metre and sometimes have gold and silver thread inlaid for added effect for utter luxury!


Kilims are flatweave rugs so have no pile. As a decoration they often have areas of wool pile as a decoration – this is a mixed technique kilim. Kilims were used to wrap the bales of rugs when being shipped to the west and, until about 1980, were not particualrly valued. The design is formed from the weft thread which runs across the rug and is woven in and out of the longitudinal warp threads.