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Tibetan rugs are a favorite choice of interior designers and are very different from a traditional Persian hand-knotted rug. Often collectors or designers who love Tibetan rugs, adore them because they are hand-knotted from the wool of sheep that graze in the highlands of Tibet. Tibetan wool is rich in lanolin and once woven can be one of the softest textures ever your feet can encounter. Not really like the Wool Shag rugs but it does resemble the Wool and Silk rugs in their feeling.

What are Tibetan Rugs?

Contemporary Tibetan rugs are tied with a different knot than Persian hand-knotted rugs. When comparing a handmade Tibetan rug with a hand-knotted wool Persian rugs, a few differences will become glaringly apparent.

 

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What makes them different?

The construction of different area rugs differ with their types which eventually determine their value and price. Because they are knotted different they do not possess the traditional designs of Persian rugs and instead have a more modern and plainer design motif. The knots in Tibetan wool rugs are actually faster to tie, and so a Tibetan carpet will also appear thinner than a traditional wool Persian rug. The second biggest difference between a Persian rug and a Tibetan rug are the natural materials used to make their dyes. The most popular colors in Tibetan rugs will be yellows and grays. Persian rugs often feature bolder color shades of reds, blues, golds, black, and all variations of the brown families of hues. A true antique Tibetan rugs are very expensive. When we say a “true” Tibetan rug we are referring to a rug that was actually hand-knotted in Tibet. When you think about the country of Tibet and how very small it is, you can understand that the number of Tibetan rugs that are being hand-knotted and sold today are small in number. However, the popularity of these rugs is great, so rug weavers in both India and Nepal are copying the Tibetan rug designs and their colors and selling them on the market as a true Tibetan rug, even though the rug is not at all from the area of Tibet. Due to these points explained above Tibetan tiger rugs are different from Persian rugs. We hope that you got the differences. 

 

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Be Sure it's the Real Deal 

When considering the purchase of a Tibetan rugs 12 x 15 and Tibetan rugs 8 x 10, be sure that you are really purchasing a rug from Tibet. Ask the country of origin. Turn the rug over and make sure the rug is actually hand-knotted and not hand-tufted. Hand-tufted knots are made by machine so their lines are straight and standard and easy to detect. Hand-tufted rugs are not knotted but instead stitched. They will not last as long as a hand-knotted carpet, and they do not have the lasting value of a hand-knotted carpet. Hand-knotted rugs are done by hand so their rows of knots will vary in size as will the straightness of their lines.

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