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A Rug Making Journey: After the Loom

Flatweave rugs differentiate themselves by being woven on horizontal looms using a simpler knotting technique. The flatweave is notable for its lower knot count, broad patterns and rougher texture. After the loom/finishing When a rug is finally cut off the loom it is by no means finished. The raw rug is extremely dense and the […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Nakshar & Weaving

“Nakshar”/cartoon Before weaving begins, a “design rendering”, sometimes called a cartoon or “nakshar” must be created. Usually drawn freehand on graph paper, each square represents a single knot. More than just a shape and color pattern, the “nakshar” indicates to the weavers the type and quality of rug to be reproduced. Any variation requires the […]