The tradition of rug knotting goes back thousands of years and probably originates in Central Asia. This handicraft has always fascinated people and today, like centuries ago, brings fascinating rugs to life. The craft has been perfected over countless generations and is today the embodiment of tradition, sustainability, quality craftsmanship and, last but not least, an important legacy of different cultures. These are values that are again highly valued, especially in today's fast-moving consumer society. They help to create consistency.

We provide fundamental information about the origin and properties of handmade oriental rugs. After all, a hand-knotted rug is never just a rug. Every single piece is the result of months of manual work, years of experience and an highly individual history. Here you will gain a small insight into the history of the different oriental rugs.

Origin of the first rugs
The probably oldest carpet probably dates back to the 5th century B.C. and already possessed a knotting density beyond those which are usual today...
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Main Regions
The tradition of hand-knotted rugs comes from the East and has always been anchored there...
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Additional Rug Types
Kilims and Ziegler rugs are just two examples of types that are now being knotted in different countries...
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An experienced knotter is able to knot about 1,000 knots per hour, thus a carpet of 3x2m and 300,000 knots per sqm takes almost a whole year...
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Comparison to machine-made Rugs
A higher richness of detail, higher colour spectrum, natural materials, value retention - these are just a few of many differences...
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Tips for your Rug Purchase
How often is your room entered and what kind of furniture is going to be placed on it? Important questions limit the choice of rugs...
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