Thursday 14 May 2020

Difference among Hand-knotted, Hand-tufted, Kilim and Durries

Hand Knotted Carpets

They are hand knotted on the stretched weft and fastened with a weft. 


Kilims are woolen flat weaves with slits where the pattern begins or ends in a different colored yarn. 

Dhurries or Durries

These are Indian counterparts of Kilim. These are flat weaves traditionally woven in all Indian families. Here the yarn are joined during the weave so as not to create gaps and slits.

Hand Tufted

90% of the carpets are hand tufted carpets. In tufted carpets the pile appearance is similar to the knotted carpets but has lesser durability as the pile yarn is knot knotted and simply anchored in the base material. 

Hand Woven Carpets

It is a rather broad category that includes hand knotted carpets as well as flat weaves carpets ( Durries and Kilims) 


The quality of a mg is judged by its density. The more the number of knots per square inch, better the quality. Dense carpets are more durable and have finer and more detailed patterns. A very good quality knotted mg may have 350 to 1000 knots per square inch depending upon the material. 

A tufted carpet is not as durable and strong as the knotted one. Since it is a cheaper option, one must judge the kind of backing material and glue are used. Apart from this, the tightness of the tuft is the only thing that can ensure some life of the hand tufted carpets.


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