What made carpets? Three main material used in carpet weaving – wool, silk and cotton. Some carpets also occurs goat and camel hair. In the vast majority of handmade carpets work sites and, consequently, the pile – from sheep’s wool. A distinctive feature of the wool is soft, durable, relatively low compared to the price of silk, besides, it is easy to operate. Such a set quality makes fleece unique and irreplaceable material for oriental carpets. Adding to the yarn of goat or camel wool carpet can give an extra shine, but these tend not abuse: goat and camel hair badly stained. The highest quality wool differs sheep grazing on alpine pastures.
Highly prized wool from Iran and the Caucasus mountain. Great hair buy in China, Australia and New Zealand. Yarn of wool can be machine-and hand-spun, the latter, of course, much more expensive. In the field of Oriental carpets rooted division between the highlands and lowland wool. For example, sheep from New Zealand are fine fleece of them get ‘Baikov’ merino wool. The value of wool may be dependent on many factors such as time of cutting (spring haircut considered high-quality), etc.
Silk has long been considered one of the most valuable and respected natural foods. Such products are particularly elegant and emphatic grace, they are characterized by specific silk gloss and shine. Silk – the most expensive natural fiber used for making carpets less than wool.