We offer you the convenience and creativity to design your own carpet in any pattern, motif, and size, and with the materials of your choice. In addition to creating jobs for the hardworking carpet makers, designing your own carpet allows you to express your creative and artistic talent in the form of a work of art and magnificence enhancing your home with a personal character. Your creative expression in the form of a beautiful carpet will contribute to the richness of this art and promotion of this traditional and time-honored industry among art aficionados.
It is worth mentioning that the process of crafting a handwoven carpet is one of the longest in any handicraft. Therefore, delivery time will depend on the design and the size of the carpet or rug you request to be woven. However, we will keep you updated on the progress of your order from the beginning and can even invite you to see in person the workshop in which your order is being taken care of and see your carpet in the making. Your input throughout may shorten the weaving and delivery time.
Dye color choice
The substance used in the making of dyes for the carpet materials are sourced either from plant and organic origins (natural dye) or synthetic colors. The pros and cons of these different dye materials, based on our experience, is that a carpet woven from naturally dyed threads has a higher level of brightness and contrast compared to synthetic dyes, but with higher cost of production and limited choice of dye colors. On the other hand, synthetic dyes have a richer variety and are more likely to be obtained once the current stock runs out, preventing color disparity.
However, both types of dye (natural and synthetic) are long lasting. We recommend that you order natural dye for the background of your rug and synthetic dye for the rest of the motif. Therefore, a combination of natural and synthetic dyes will result in a more balanced aesthetics and cost.
Composition of dyes
Carpets of different patterns and styles use a minimum of 2 dyes and may use up to 20 or more dye colors in more sophisticated patterns. Nevertheless, there is no limit in dye choice. You are only limited by your taste but helped with our experience. It is noteworthy that some dye colors have high demand in the market, including cream and navy blue, and crimson and navy blue. So, including these dye colors is a wise investment in your rug.
Selection of motifs and designs
We are pleased to inform you that we have a comprehensive archive of authentic designs from the founding days of the Arsalani carpets company to modern day designs. Upon demand, we will be happy to make available to you our selection of the finest carpet patterns and designs for you to choose from. Selecting a design from our in-house and approved catalogue adds the bonus guarantee.
2. In addition to our catalogue designs, you may also order a design by sending us an image. We will craft a carpet precisely matching the picture you send us.
3. If you already have a carpet which you wish to have a duplicate of, you can send us a picture of that carpet and we will deliver an exact duplicate.
The regular sizes of the carpets include Zar-charak (80 cm x 120 cm), Zar-o-nim (150 cm x 100 cm), Ghalicheh (150 cm x 200 cm), tapestry ( ), six square meters (200 cm x 300 cm), nine square meters (2.5 m x 3.5 m), twelve square meters (300 cm x 400 cm), eighteen square meters (3.5 m x 5 m), twenty-four square meters (4 m x 6 m), and larger sizes. In addition to these regular dimensions, we are able to craft handwoven carpets of any size and shape.
Carpet materials (thread materials)
In a woven piece, there are two types of thread: the warp and the weft (as in fabric or kilim). Warps are the vertical threads and wefts are the horizontal threads used. The difference between a carpet and fabric is that in addition to the weft and two types of warp (the upper or the thinner warp and the lower or thicker warp), they have knots which tie crisscrossing warps and wefts. In fact, the motifs or the patterns on a carpet are formed by these knots. These knots, which add thickness to the rug and make them suitable to be stepped on, are also called the roots of the rug or carpet.
Threads used in rugs are basically four types: silk, kork, wool, and cotton. Silk is usually used for making the knots or sometimes as the warps or the wefts. Kork and wool are exclusively used for making knots. However, in certain tribal rugs with lower raj (a measure of the fineness of knotting: this refers to numbers of knots in 6.5 cm length or width; the higher the raj, the finer the weave), wool may also be used as warp. Cotton is used for warp or the thinner weft.
Full-silk carpet: A full-silk carpet has the warps, wefts and knots all made of silk with only the thinner weft possibly made of cotton thread. Such a carpet will be very delicate, with a raj number of 70.
Chele Abrisham carpet: A carpet which has warps made of silk and knots made of kork (fleece softer than wool and usually from the chest area of sheep) or rarely wool. If some of the floral patterns in the motif are made of silk, the carpet is called Gol Abrisham. Gol Abrisham is more flexible than Chele Abrisham.
Kork Carpet: A carpet in which the warps and the wefts are made of cotton thread and the knots made of kork (fleece softer than wool and usually from the chest area of sheep) or wool.
A wide selection of all types of the thread materials is available to you. You are welcome to order any material, dye color, and size that fits your taste and befits your home.