wool, good dye and high quality of water in Kerman, have resulted
shiny colors, which along with magnificent images and in the capable
hands of skillful weavers, have made Kerman rug, one of the most
valuable carpet in the world.
cities, Persian knot is used, which are used in fine rugs. In rural
regions, both Turkish and Persian knots are used.
particular knot, which is known as "Yek-Chin" or "Kaman
Bala", makes this rug distinguished. Like many other regions,
some weavers use "double Knot" or "Neqabi Knot"
(mask knot) or weave rugs without knot or with "Kamaneshi
Knot" (Kamanshib knot).
double knot weaving, speed is double; for example, if somebody weaves
2o wales with Yek-Chin knot (Kaman Bala) per day, with double knot (Kamanshib)
will weave 40 t0 45 wales per day. The problem with these rugs is,
that those are neither beautiful nor as steady and durable as other
are various ways to recognize rugs with Kamanshib knots from original
ones woven by "Yek-Chin" knot. Rugs woven by Kamanshib
become useless before getting worn, although worn-out rugs woven by
Persian knots are much more precious and valuable.
general, weaving with Kamanshib knots is not common in all regions of
Kerman and is used only in Jouibar Mahan and some foothill regions.