That we approach any element of a carpet, the differences between a mechanical rug and a real Oriental carpet are as great as between the earth and sky!

  Mechanical carpet Oriental carpet
Origin End 18th century ± 5th century BC
Place of manufacture Industrialized countries Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China ...
Production Industrial mass production by weaving machines Weaving and hand-knotting on the loom
Materials All textile fibers Wool, silk or cotton
Dye Homogeneous and stable Often imperfect. Providing variation phenomena
Colours A limited number Numerous
Strands* Simply past around the warp

Hand knotted around two warps

Patterns Reproduction Traditional
Contours Parallel edges
Straight angles
Not parallel edges
Not straight angles
Fringes Usually added or absent

Are an extension of the chain

Edges Overlapped sewed border

Woven edges

*The surface material, called pile, consists of small strands of wool or other material, in the form of points on the back of the carpet.


To summarize, let us remember that the mechanical aspect of carpet is regular, it is an industrial product.
The Oriental carpet is a handmade work, its irregularity is his characteristic, its manufacture is still manual.