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Persian Rugs: Guide to Viss Rugs and Carpets


Persian Rugs: Guide to Viss Rugs and Carpets

Older medallion Vist Sarouk Persian Carpet

Vist or as some spell it Viss is a village in the south of the Sarouk production area that produces geometric medallion or all over Herati design Persian Carpet.

Viss Rug Structure

  • Structure: Asymmetrical knot open to the left. 8 knots per horizontal inch and 7 knots per vertical inch. 56 per square inch (868 per square decimeter)

  • Yarn Spin: Z.

  • Warp: 1 ply ivory, blue, cotton.

  • Weft: 2 shots blue cotton.

  • Pile: 2 wool singles.

  • Ends: Post-hitch wharf binding with 1 inch warp fringe.

  • Selvages: Single cord overcastting blue wool.

  • Handle: Heavy, soft wool, durable, dense, stiff.

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