knife with a grapnel on butt, is used in some regions (Azerbaijan and
Western Iran) for carpet weaving. It consists of a handle, blade and
hook. The latter is used to hold warps and blade to cut piles.
of hook are also used in darning to push pile forward or from carpet
face backward. Important reminding is, that hook must be kept in
parallel to warps to prevent contact between blade and warps and to
has various number, feature and quality:
Over Hook is smaller than weaving hook, used in darning to turn a pile
from the face beneath.
Weaving Hook (Weaving Knife): The same hook used by carpet weavers to
tie warp to pile.
Under Kook (Meshed Hook) has a turned-down head. It operates in
contrary to foregoing hooks and pulls pile from before to backward; in
darning works brings up pile yarn from back toward carpet pile.
Sarkash is a saw, to comb carpet piles after each two or three wales
of weaving. Sarkash (ing) picking hair or additional filaments out of
pile and after a few wales of weaving. In some parts of Iran, such as
Aran and Bidgol (Kashan), it is done by fingers, which is harmful to
in addition to picking extra filaments from pile, makes knots smooth
and uniform. when knots are tied in the back, length of piles become
clear and piles of carpet seem uniform in all of the surface.