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Rugs are a valuable addition to any place. Rugs are to a home what shoes are to an outfit. From helping you build a room's color palette to bringing in that homely coziness, rugs are undeniably integral to homes. Talking mainly about loom knotted rugs [our collection], they are unique in touch and countenance. These rugs are strong and are going to last you for years to come.

Unique loom rugs are available in various patterns and designs – checks, Geometric, boxes, and stripes. You will find multiple color options as well. Thus, you can find an exact fit for your home in no time.

What are Loom Knotted rugs?

The loomed rugs are woven on a loom, powered by hand. The process is fundamentally manual. Loomed rugs are available in the market as hand-loomed rugs. So what are these hand-loomed rugs? Read on to know more.

Handloomed rugs are handwoven on the vertical loom with a mounted warp. The weaving process in handloom rugs determines the quality of the mats. The base of a handloom rug is made out of two sets of intersecting threads. A thin line is used to press the strands of the fiber together. The thickness of the rod determines the depth of the pile height. The majority of the hand-loomed rugs are sealed at the ends. However, on the other hand, this process contrasts with machine rugs, where the ends are adorned with fringes.

When the weaving process of hand-loomed rugs is complete, it is subjected to hard washing. Hard washing of carpets helps in softening the yarn. After this procedure, the entire carpet is washed with water and then dried in the sun.

Unique loom rugs are generally viscose, nylon, wool, silk, pet yarn, and polyester. The loomed rugs of superior quality have a high knot count because the weaves are closely knotted. Local artisans create handloom rugs, and the creativity levied in each rug makes it a unique piece of art.

Meanwhile, it takes considerably less time to manufacture a hand-loomed rug as compared to a handmade rug. These rugs have a heavyweight. A good weight is a reason why these rugs do not fold or bunch up.

Core distinction grounds and related terms

Creating a rug is an old yet creative art. Rug looms are used to create these pieces of art. Looms are pretty basic. Imagine two poles with strings attached to each bar in a looping fashion. These strings are where the foundation of a rug is woven. During the process of weaving, a weaver lifts or lowers warp threads to form a shed. Weaver also pushes the weft through the shed using a tool known as the shuttle. Except for primary looms like frame looms, all the looms have a method for creating a shed.

In shaft looms, for example, warp threads are lifted and lowered as they are threaded through the heddles on harnesses. When a weaver uses levers or treadles to raise or lower the saddle, warp threads on these harnesses move up and down to create a shed. In simple looms like backstrap looms, rigid heddle looms, and inkle threatens, the heddles go up and down to build the shed.

The shuttle that carries the weft is much like a stick wrapped with the thread, or it can also be a technical flying shuttle, zooming across the weft with a fast flick of the cord. As the shuttle keeps on moving through the shed across the warp, a trail of weft stays behind. Every pass through a shed is known as a pick. After every selection, the weaver changes the shed by changing the lifting or lowering warp thread and then places the choice using a part of the loom known as a reed, which looks like a giant comb in the frame. When a pick is placed, it is known as beating.

Discovering different types of loom Rugs

The processes in every rug looms are pretty much alike, but the mechanism and weaving might differ in different looms. Based on weaving techniques, rug looms can be identified as:

Hand-Knotted loomed rugs

In Hand-knotted loomed rugs, the loom is a combination of horizontal and vertical beams. Weavers make a cotton foundation on the loom and start weaving. Weavers make use of knots and piles to create one kind of design. Hand-knotted looms can help weavers create modern and traditional techniques.

Hand-tufted loomed rugs

This loom looks similar to the hand-knotted loom but differs in the weaving technique. The hand-tufted loom provides endless possibilities in rug design. Textures like high knots, low knots, and cut piles are possible on this loom. Weavers can also use this loom for a 3- dimensional effect because the carving is done by hand. In this loom, a graphical design starts by making a CAD as per the design and color patterns. The designer also provides Pantone color numbers. The weavers then dye the warp as per the Pantone color, and then they start weaving. Weaver stitches cotton cloth as a foundation, and then they go on to draw designs on it. A gun machine is used to insert the yarn on the frame as per the design. Once the rope is completely injected, the rug is moved from the loom and groomed for the finish. The weavers trim the piles to make the surface even. Weavers can also use secondary cloth or other hard material to add to the strength of the carpet.

Flat loomed rugs

Flat looms are used to make dhurries. These dhurries have no knots or a pile. A single-weft dhurrie is thin and strong and is also known as a flat-woven dhurrie. The loom is made vertically. Dhurries are the cheapest rugs available, and these are available in multiple color combinations.

Customize the hand loomed rugs with MAT The Basics

At MAT the Basics, just like any other rug, loom-knotted rugs [Our collection] can be customized. All you have to do is open your heart in front of us and serve you for customizing. You may choose any material, including natural ones –wool, silk, and cotton, and synthetic fibers – linen, polyester, and nylon. The rugs can be made in loop piles, cut piles, or a mixture of both as per your requirements. It can also alter the size of a carpet without hassle.

MAT The Basics is a legacy name and has been operating since the pre-independence era. Our experience within the rug and carpet industry has garnered a unique nuance and taste for loomed custom rugs.

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