03 April, 2018

Rug of the Month: Kysari Silk Carpets

For over two centuries, Turkish carpets especially Kysari Silk Carpets, with their vivid colors, intricate designs, and delicate weaving — have won worldwide acclaim. In contrast to the frequently used chemical dyes in cities, Turkish carpet makers use natural ingredients to dye the silk. For example, brown comes from walnuts, and yellow comes from saffron. Aside from wool, silk is another important material used in making carpets. And by putting cocoons into boiling water — silk is gradually extracted and rolled. Floral and curvy designs make these carpets to have over 300 knots per square inch. Kysari silk carpets have over 200 different flower patterns.