"CARPETSKairouan is a very..." Tunisia Favorite Tip by SirRichard

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Favorite thing: <BR><font color=green size=+1>CARPETS</font><BR>
Kairouan is a very good place for carpets. You'll see signs everywhere. The <font color=red> hand knotted pile carpet</font>is the best choice, with the typical design of Kairouan, Alloucha, being of natural wool colors with a large border of parallel stripes of geometric patterns and a central lozenge with a floral design.<BR>
Carpets are graded by their fineness ,<font color=red>the number of knots in a square meter</font>,with a normal weave from 10,000 to 40,000, fine weave from 65,000-90,000 and extra fine from 160,000 - 500,000. Silk carpets may be over 500,000 knots per square meter.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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