The Turkish knot

The Turkish knot

Also called the "Ghiordes or symmetrical Knot." In this knot, the pile thread is looped under both warp threads and come up between the two threads. The Turkish knot viewed from the pile side will appear as a short thread across both pile threads The symmetrical knot is used in Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran by Turkish and Kurdish tribes. It is also used in some European rugs. To form this knot, yarn is passed over two neighboring warp strands. Each end of the yarn is then wrapped behind one warp and brought back to the surface in the middle of the two warps.