High quality rug and recognizing it is a question that is becoming more and more difficult to answer and find the answer to, due to the increase and growth of machine-made kilims and the decrease of quality handmade kilims. Certainly, the Iranian kilim can be considered as one of the main symbols of the art and originality of the Iranian people, which is why we should try to preserve it and produce it in the best possible condition.
In this article from Farahan Carpet Magazine, we try to give you a brief explanation about high quality Iranian kilims at the beginning of the work and then try to check the features that need to have a quality choice for you, if you want to buy it. You can identify the best option.
If we want to give you a simple definition of kilim, we must say: a simple hand-woven fabric that is used as a carpet in many areas, the material used in which is wool or cotton, while the fabric is wool. In some products, even silk is used to weave a quality kilim.
In kilim fabric, it passes through the warp and in some textures, special designs and fibers are used, which makes their texture very hard and time-consuming, which makes it possible to produce quality products and a high quality rug . Which has a very high price.
In Iran and Persian literature, it is sometimes observed that the name of the kilim is the same as that of Zillow and Jajim, but it must be said that this is completely wrong, and that the kilim is precisely a carpet woven from the weaving of wefts on the threads raised on a hanger. And it is woven and no auxiliary device such as a tube and… is used, unlike Zillow and Jajim.
High quality Iranian rug is woven in different types, the most important of which are as follows:
Simple kilims (without slits and slits), sumac kilims, carpet kilims, plus, zillow and felt, which we try to explain the necessary features for you to find the best kilims.
After giving a general explanation about the Iranian kilim, we try to examine the characteristics of a good and high quality rug for you, this is a completely expert subject, and we tried to state all the points you need to know in detail. .
Of all the things we want to look at, the first thing you need to pay attention to is color fastness, when you can use the word “goodness” for a kilim that uses the colors used in creams. Make sure of that.
In fact, if the kilim of your choice and its creams are not dyed properly and are not washed again, it will easily lose its color.
Now, you may be wondering how do we know when buying that the kilim is good and its color is stable and worth the price we pay?
You can easily understand this with a damp white cloth, just pull this fabric firmly on the parts of the kilim where you feel more color has been used, if the kilim did not transfer the color to your fabric, this issue It confirms that you are comfortable with the quality of the kilim, but only in terms of color stability !!
In general, not only kilims and carpets, but also the materials used to buy any sex can be an accurate guide to know the quality of that product.
In the case of high quality rug or handmade carpets, it can be said that the use of natural fibers is one of the most important and effective things that plays a very important role. Cotton, silk, wool and combinations of these three are the main materials that the type and amount of use are very effective not only on the quality but also on your price.
Experience has shown that woolen carpets and rugs, if woven from high-quality wool of a special breed of sheep or cow, can have a very high quality, if this raw material is silk instead of wool, which is no longer a good thing .
In choosing a high quality kilim, the issue that can be stated with certainty is that any kilim that has more and denser wefts has a higher quality.
If you do not have very detailed information about carpets and kilims, it is not difficult to diagnose this issue, you just need to do this:
Lift the kilim of your choice and select a part of it and pull it to the sides with both hands, this will happen to your kilim, or your kilim will be so thick and dense that it will be completely against your pull. They resist and do not change their shape, which indicates a high quality rug.
In the second case, in the term of your kilim, it stretches and reacts to your tension and opens, and in most cases, the white threads of the kilim are identified. At this time, it should be said that if you have made a purchase, it should be done immediately. Put the kilim in place and leave the place. 🙂
In general, the weight of kilims can clarify interesting points for you, one of the most important points is that; Light kilim indicates the use of finer and stronger fabrics.
Of course, as we said, this is a general criterion for a good kilim and is not correct in all cases, because the area and dimensions of your kilim are very influential in this case.
No matter how much we talk about the quality of raw materials, the first thing that may seem to a buyer at first glance when looking at different models is the design and beauty of the product, although this is more It is more true in Iranian carpets than kilims, but still this issue cannot be ignored.
If we want to mention an example of these cases in terms of dimensions and design, we should point out that in high-quality Iranian kilims, there is usually a difference of a few centimeters in size around the kilim, which is quite natural due to its handmade nature. It seems, however, that the problem is when this discrepancy is too common, in which case it indicates a problem in the kilim.
It is sometimes observed that when choosing and buying a handmade kilim, people become very sensitive to the exact dimensions and roles used in it and make many objections to this issue.
But we must say that in fact, this lack of similarity in the roles or lack of coordination in different drawings in the Iranian kilim sections is not only not their weakness, but it also shows the high artistic value and originality of the texture.
In fact, this sensitivity and accuracy works right when you buy carpets and rugs, and that it is the harmony of pattern, color and symmetry in the designs on the carpet that can be between a cheap handmade rug or a rug Modern handmade make a difference.
The reason for this is quite clear, you have probably heard the name of handmade carpet design, carpets are woven based on this design, while the patterns of kilims in most production areas, originate from the mental creativity of weavers and are influenced by their moods and individual creations. Of course, this is sometimes true of handmade rugs, especially Bakhtiari handmade carpets.
First of all, we will explain the concept of the head to you to understand why a high quality rug should not have a head:
“When you have a kilim, if you put the upper part on the lower part and then go to the longitudinal part and repeat this again and fold the carpet so that the edges of the currency overlap. Then “If you look carefully and see that the corners of your kilim or carpet are not completely on top of each other, in this case, they say that the kilim or carpet has a head.”
When buying your kilim, be sure to pay attention to the fact that a good kilim does not have a head or its size is very low with neglect; Otherwise, it can be said that the kilim lacks quality.
In general, do not forget that any non-observance of the technical point that you can recognize with your eyes is a very big negative for that kilim or carpet, which greatly reduces its price.
The final item that we are trying to address in the review of a quality kilim is a bit specialized and we try to tell it to you in a way that is understandable.
When you look at the colors used in a kilim, if you look closely, you will sometimes see vertical grooves and holes that are located between these colors. If you see this when buying a kilim, know that this The subject is an important negative point.
In fact, you can call it a good kilim when the creams are completely chained together in the place of its color change and there are no grooves or holes between the colors.