Sunday, 27 May 2012


This is a pure silk carpet in shades of blue.
They only work on the bottom of the loom
up to about one foot before wind on.

While in Turkey we visited a carpet co-operative, the women work four hour days and knot carpets so fast it was difficult to see what they were doing, some of the larger silk carpets take up to four years to weave, imagine that, I get fed up if a weaving takes me more than a month. They also make some miniature pieces, about 12 x 12 inches which have 2500 knots per inch,yes really, they are made under a magnifying glass and can only be work on for 45 minutes per day. We also saw wool being dyed, all natural dyes and silk spun.

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