Monday, November 24, 2008

Oriental Rugs 101

Did you know that to complete the knots for a single hand-knotted 9 x 12 Persian rug, 4-5 artisans will work side by side for 6 hours a day for 14 months? And did you know that it takes a full 7-10 days to complete the washing process for a rug after it has been knotted? For a fascinating and educational look at the elaborate process of creating these very special rugs, I encourage you to view this brief Introduction to Oriental Rugs video. The video was produced by Ten Thousand Villages, a store offering fair trade goods (including rugs) made by artisans from around the world.