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Amazing But True Facts About Oriental Rugs!

Oriental rugs utilize the same methods and materials used for thousands of years.

Wool has been utilized in textile production since the domestication of sheep and goats. Even before the Iron Age invention of shears, wool was pulled out by hand or by using bronze combs made for that purpose. The earliest European wool textile (1500 BCE) was found preserved in a Danish peat bog. There is some evidence that wool was being produced centuries prior to this date! The photo to the right shows the ancestor of modern sheep.

The average rug weaver ties more than 10,000 knots per day; each one by hand!

A room-sized rug may take a weaver many months to complete. Some rugs have taken years to complete!

Good quality, room-sized rugs use an entire flock of sheep for its wool!

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