Hand-knotted Paksitan Rug

Hand-knotted Paksitan Rug

SKU: 2127

Regions of what is Pakistan today have been making hand-knotted oriental rugs for about 500 years. Today Pakistan produces a wide variety of high-quality rug designs and weaves, primarily composed of wool for the pile and cotton for the warp and weft. Two main types of weaves are used: the Ghiordes knot and the Senneh knot. These are locally referred to as the single knot and the double knot respectively. Rugs with the Senneh or double knot weave generally, though not always, have higher knot counts and are denser/heavier rugs despite having greater intricacy in their patterns, which tend to be curvilinear. Although single knot rugs are also made with curvilinear patterns, most Pakistani single knot rugs are geometric such as Bokhara rugs, Jalda