Classic Tibetan designs exemplify our inspired recreations of an antique collection which once adorned the aristocratic estates of Tibet. Woven in Tibet from handcarved and handspun Tibetan highland wool.
Oriental rugs are fine crafted rugs that contribute nicely to any formal or informal setting in your home. Oriental rugs blend wonderfully with contemporary, formal, ornate, casual and traditional decorating styles.
Southwestern rugs are a traditional style of rug that has been produced by Native Americans. Now, southwest rugs are made all over the world but many indigenous families continue to produce these rugs in the traditional way.
For spreading personality around a room, the area rug has few rivals. What could be more elegant than an heirloom quality Oriental area rug atop a gleaming hardwood floor, or more charming than a handcrafted braided area rug on timeworn pine planks.
Knotting by hand is most prevalent in oriental rugs and carpets. Kashmir carpets are also hand-knotted. Pile carpets, like flat carpets, can be woven on a loom.
Today, hand or machine made pile rugs in graphic, contemporary designs are produced. Although those by 'name' designers and one-offs commissioned for hand-weavers are obviously expensive, cheaper massed produced versions can be very reasonable.
The name Aubusson comes from a small town in the Cruse Valley, France. Carpets made in this manner have no pile and are woven with a traditional thick-thread tapestry weave on looms.
Carpet-weaving in Persia dates back to the Bronze Age. Common motifs include scrolling vine networks, arabesques, palmettes, cloud bands, medallions, and overlapping geometric compartments rather than animals and humans.
Tribal rugs are part of a tradition very different from that of the finely woven floral carpets with which the name Persia has long been associated. Yet tribal rugs have a power and vitality of their own.
Under the patronage of the Mughals, Indian craftsmen adopted Persian techniques and designs. Indian carpets are known for their high density of knotting. Hand-knotted carpets are a speciality and widely in demand.