condition: new make / manufacturer: Shiraz size / dimensions: Size: 5'9" x 3'7"
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Shiraz carpets are hand knotted on ground looms by the nomadic and semi-nomadic peoples living on the Fars tableland. The warp and weft of these carpets are wool except for some types knotted by semi-nomadic people who use cotton. The weft can be either single or double, according to the tribe, but the pile is always wool. Some tribes use the Persian knot, other use the Turkish knot. In both cases the number of knots per square inch is rarely more than 100. However, it is impossible to be precise about the average knot density of Shirazs because their quality varies enormously from tribe to tribe. The best Shirazs are those that are hand knotted by the Arab and Basiri tribes, which are known as Shiraz Extra.
Size: 5'9" x 3'7"
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