Round handmade carpet is one of the most special and special carpets, which has great beauty and charm. Using these types of carpets can bring a unique experience in the decoration of your home, and for this reason, their purchase is increasing day by day.
In this article about the Farahan carpet, we are going to learn about the round handwoven carpet and learn how to weave it, then we will go to how to use it in home decoration and we will try to check everything you need to know about this carpet in detail. do.
In terms of the structure of the carpet, the only difference between the round handwoven carpet and the rectangular carpets is its appearance and dimensions. Circular carpets are one of the decorative carpets, which are mostly used to create attractiveness in the reception area, living room and bedroom, and it is used for environments such as the kitchen and corridor, which are places with high traffic. Not very recommended.
Dimensions and sizes of circular carpets, like rectangular models, have various models. The dimensions of these carpets are calculated based on their diameter and they start from small sizes such as 20 cm in diameter and up, but the standard dimensions for their texture are 100, 150 and 200 cm in diameter (1 meter, 1.5 meters and 2 meters). .
The fibers used to weave these carpets, like the fibers of rectangular carpets, can be made of wool, cotton, and silk, and it depends on you whether you want the carpet for decoration, whether you want to use silk fibers for weaving them, or for spreading in your home. It is better to use wool fibers.
The carpet loom that is used to weave these carpets is also vertical and Turkish (Tabrizi), and after weaving, a part of it is transferred to the back.
In terms of the method of tufting in circular carpets, it should be said that Turkish tufting is used for them, which has a special difference from tufting in rectangular carpets, and that is that instead of adding eight strands to the carpet, instead of adding eight threads for Shirazeh On the side of the carpet, a larger number of threads is considered for the weaving side, the reason for this is that you do not have shiraz in a circular carpet, and it is necessary to weave a 3 to 5 cm rug all around the round handwoven carpet.
The map and designs for the circular carpet texture can be full, half and quarter. This issue depends on the design we intend to weave, if the whole map has symmetry, quarter maps are enough for it.
Before we explain the weaving method, let us give you an explanation about the weaving of the round handwoven carpet. If the map you are using is complete, in these maps, we count the number of large houses on the diameter. Multiply by 10 to get the number of knots and to get the threads, we multiply the knots by 2 to get the required number of threads. But because the circular carpet does not have shiraz, you need to add two to three rows (40 to 60 threads) depending on the size of the carpet to the number of threads.
Example: If we have a map whose diameter consists of 20 houses, we multiply 20 by 10. The number 200 is the number of required nodes. Now, to get the strings, multiply the number 200 by two, the number 400 that is obtained is the number of our strings. And if we consider 20 wires for the extra wire on each side, the total required wires are 440 wires.
The point that we need to point out is that the number of threads that you need to leave around depends on the dimensions of the carpet, and for example, for a map that has 77 knots, it is enough to leave 3 knots on each side. That is, 77+3+3 = 83 total knots for drawing.
After you have done the weaving, it is necessary to secure the lower part of the carpet to prevent it from tilting. For this, we put two sticks instead of the harness thread and weave the threads on the harness in a boat row until In this way, the harness does not move and is strong. (Depending on the size of the carpet, we will weave a few centimeters rug at the bottom of the carpet)
After making the carpet weaving, you need to find the middle thread and color it with a completely separate color. The reason for this is that the texture of the round and circular handwoven carpet starts from the middle, and therefore you need to determine the center of the circle.
In the next step, you need to mark your design on the studs with two circles. A circle that is the same diameter as your carpet map and a circle that is the same size as the stretched chelas, which is a little bigger than the first circle. These circles are drawn on paper and cut, and the larger circle is placed on the face in such a way that its center is on the center of the chalela, and then the circle is marked on the chalela with a colored pencil and it is drawn from the chalela. and then they place the smaller circle in the center of the larger circle and draw colored pencils around it.
Well, after the explanations we gave for the preparation of the circular carpet texture, it is necessary to start the texture:
For this you need to use Turkish knot for weaving. First, you count the number of knots on the bottom of the circle from the map, make sure that if your pattern is a quarter, you must double the number of knots to get the number of knots in your fabric. We start the weaving from the middle thread that we specified earlier and make knots on both sides.
After weaving the first row, you can perform the wefting operation in two ways, if you do the wefting operation all over, your entire carpet will finally have carpet weaving (it is used for carpet panels), but if you do the wefting only in the woven part. Done, your carpet will be rooted all around.
In the previous section, we said that we draw two circles, the distance between the two circles is the place where the weaving process of the circular carpet is determined. To start weaving the rug, on the woven side, at a certain distance from the two sides of the previously dyed central chela warp, they start weaving the rug, and like the line around the circle, on both sides of the rug, counts are added to the circumference of the circle. It will be small and then the important texture of the carpet will start in the same way on the small circle.
Important point: Always make sure that the weave of the important part of the carpet and the weaving around it is on a straight line that is one of the larger diameters of the circle and that the edges of the carpet are not higher or lower, otherwise the carpet is completely circular and round. It is not woven and its quality decreases.
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So far, we have learned in detail about the circular carpet and how it is woven. But perhaps the question that has arisen for you is, what points should we pay attention to in order to use this type of carpet and is it suitable for our home or not?
One of the advantages and special features of the round handwoven carpet is that it creates a visual error and somehow makes the space seem more modern to the viewer unconsciously. In fact, according to the studies conducted on these carpets, it shows that the empty space around the round carpets causes a kind of space division.
Considering that in today’s world, most of the apartments are built in a modern style, the use of these carpets can be an ideal option for use in the reception and living areas. It is interesting to know that since furniture, tables and other household appliances generally have angular dimensions, the use of these carpets can eliminate the dryness and heaviness of the space that is created in many modern decorations. and give them a sense of soul and tenderness.
As much as we talked about the importance of these carpets in a modern and special space, it is necessary to point out that you cannot use these carpets next to classic furniture. If you would like to know more about this, we have already given complete explanations about matching the handmade carpet with decoration.
Since the space of the houses is getting smaller and smaller day by day, you need to use a tool to show their size bigger, one of them is buying a circular carpet. The round handwoven carpet is such that the viewer will unconsciously pay attention to other objects when looking at the curves of the carpet, and this action unconsciously makes the space appear bigger.
Rectangular carpets have standard dimensions of 6, 9, and 12 meters, which may not be possible to use in some buildings due to special designs and lack of space, and we may not be able to match them very well with our apartment. Since round carpets are empty around them, they make the space appear bigger, but don’t forget that you should choose the dominant color of your carpet for this, dark carpet will make your space look smaller.
In the previous sections, we mentioned that it is not suitable to use round handwoven carpets for corridors and kitchens because of the traffic, but one point that we need to mention is that because corridors are usually narrow and dry in Iranian architecture. You can reduce this dryness and despondency by using a round carpet, but if you have financial problems, we recommend that you use machine-made circular carpets instead of hand-woven ones.
This issue is also true for the hand-woven carpet in the kitchen, and buying round carpets makes it attractive and creates a good feeling, especially since the kitchen is a busy environment for the whole family. .
The point that we need to mention is that it is better to choose the diameter of the carpet so that it is 25 to 30 cm away from the edge of the cabinets, and if you use a round table in your kitchen, a round carpet that is completely under the table it is very ideal, but if you still have financial problems, buying a machine-made circular carpet is a better option than hand-woven.
Using a round handwoven carpet in the bedroom is an ideal option. If your bedroom is small, you can spread a round rug under the bed so that almost half of it is under the bed and half of it comes out from the front. so that you can put a sofa inside it, using a round rug can create a great attraction under the sofa by creating a focal point.
Using a round carpet on both sides of the bed is the third method of using this type of carpet.
It is interesting to know that children and children unconsciously get a better feeling and mood from curved lines and circular shapes than rectangular shapes, that’s why you can raise their mood by buying a circular carpet. Just try it once, you can be sure that your child will feel better on these carpets. 🙂
In addition to inducing a feeling of luxury and aristocracy, hand-woven round carpets are also new and modern. In other words, if you spread a round carpet in the reception and living room, it will inspire the feeling of a special and luxurious space in your audience!
You can use a round rug in the living room in different ways.
1. If your furniture is royal and golden, you can spread a round hand-woven carpet with many patterns to double the charm of the work. Preferably, in this case, avoid placing the sofa legs on the carpet.
2. If your furniture is curved, the best way is to buy a round carpet with large dimensions, so that the front legs of the sofa and chairs are placed on it.
3. If your furniture is modern and new, you should spread the carpet so that only the front legs of the chairs are placed on the carpet.
Buying a round rug for a round dining table is one of the most ideal options, the only thing you need to pay attention to is that you pay attention to the size of the table when buying, because when you pull back the chairs, the legs of the chairs should not come out of the carpet. Don’t do it, because in addition to not having a beautiful and tidy face, it causes the seat base to slip.
Remember, if your chandeliers are circular or you use large round mirrors, choosing a round carpet is a very ideal option for you and it will make your home more beautiful.
In the end, it is necessary to point out that in this article, we tried to examine and teach the weaving, use and application of round handwoven carpets and circular rugs in detail, in the context of what has been said about the contents with If you have any questions or doubts, you can share it with us in the comments section.