Egypt is one of the most ancient hand-made carpet weavers. Flourish of
carpet weaving in this country, is the result of sheep wool and
abundance of cotton fields near “Nile” river.
Some of carpet experts have called this country as the cradle of
carpet and also the discovered objects reconfirm the great age of this
Materials for carpet weaving, specially cotton, are provided from
domestic products. Although wool is abundant in this place; its
quality is poor and the necessary wool for carpet weaving is imported
from Australia and New Zealand.
Egyptian carpets are
usually small and there is no standard for this. Knots are both
symmetric and asymmetric and wales is rural and domestic. Carpet
dimensions in Egypt are as follows:
3X2 ; 2.5X2.5
; 3.5X2.5 Sq. m
2X1.4 ; 3X2