Best Knotted Carpets in Jaipur The art of making carpets was probably developed on the plains of Central Asia several thousand years ago. The nomads needed some protection from the cold winters, something more easily handled than the sheepskin coverings. At the same time they were also making decorations for their tents. The materials used for the warp, weft and pile came from the herds of goats and flock of sheep. The looms, in their simplest form, were made of two wooden ribs which were secured to the ground and between them the warp was fastened. These horizontal looms, which are still used today by the nomads, have the advantage that they fold easily and can be moved to the next camp ground.

The patterns on these early carpets were composed of geometrical or curvilinear motifs. The handmade carpets are made of transient materials and very old discoveries are rare. The oldest known carpet was found in the year of 1947 at excavations in Siberia. After its place of discovery the carpet is named the Pazyryk-carpet or the Gorny-Altai carpet. It measures 183×200 cm and has a knot density of approximately 360 000 knots per square meter. Its making is tremendous and the carpet has a higher knot density than most carpets seen in stores today. The pattern is very interestering, the middle consists of a ribbon motif, in the border you can see a procession with deers and in another border warriors on horses. This carpet was probably manufactured in Armenia or Persia around 400 B.C. Best Knotted Carpets in Jaipur

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