Woven fringes are one of the most difficult types of fringes to weave. This style picks up where the plaited (kilim) fringe style stops. When finished with plaiting fringe, weavers add a thin strip of pile material to the kilim.

How is Fringe Attached to a Rug?

This thin strip typically flows from the bottom to the top rug fringe. The material runs about mid-way between the beginning of the rug body and the end of the fringe.

Fringes such as those on Mir rugs, Jaldars, or Bokharas are long extensions of the weft yarns, and generally ivory in color that extends out beyond the body of the rug.

Oriental Rug Fringe

Knotted Persian area rugs with fringe is a strong indicator to verify that the rug is a Persian/Oriental rug, but this is not always the case. Some modern hand knotted rugs, and traditional style rugs like the modern Gabbeh rugs come with no fringes. Although they do not have tassels on them, these rugs are authentic hand knotted rugs because technically, the natural fringes are present, but not easily visible.

Caring for Woven Rug Fringes

In any event, they are part of the rugs structure and need to be treated with care. Vacuuming without a beater bar is ideal and will greatly extend the life of your rug and the rug fringe.