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.
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.
Hooked rugs are cheerful, handmade rugs produced using scraps of fabric or wool. Antiques - especially early North American hooked rugs - can be expensive, but their modern equivalents are much more reasonable.
Axminster carpet was a unique floor covering made originally in a factory founded at Axminster, Devon, England, in 1755. The name Axminster, has survived as a generic term for machine-made carpets produced by techniques similar to of velvet or chenille.
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 centuries-old Chinese textile industry is rich in history. While most antique carpets are classified according to a specific region or manufactory, scholars attribute the age of any specific Chinese rug to the ruling emperor of the time.
Moroccan rug generally have bright bands of color alternating with bands exhibiting geometric and mound like forms. They are frequent in Moroccan rug flat weaves and envoke desert scenes.
If you are looking for a gorgeous needlepoint carpet you may want to see Wiltons. The Wilton power loom weaves the wool and creates the most beautiful patterns. If you like a trellis design or an intricate floral there are many needlepoint to choose from.
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.
Flat woven area rugs are rugs that are woven on a loom, rather than knotted. Some well known examples of rugs made in this style include aubussons, kilims, sumaks, needlepoint, and tapestry rugs.
Area rugs made with wool are thought to be much more durable than those made with alternative materials, thanks to the naturally tough consistency of the substance.
An animal print rug is ideal for adding a visual interest to a room. There is everything from leopard print area rugs, zebra print rugs and tiger stripe rugs and many more.Take a walk on the wild side with an animal print rug.
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.
Custom rugs are becoming increasingly popular. Usually, a high quality velvet pile carpeting is cut in various shapes and forms and pieced together to form an overall design. Use any variety of colors or pattern to mix or match with your room's theme.
Accent rugs are probably one of the best accessories that you can add to a room to really accentuate and bring out a theme or style.
Accent rugs can be braided, Persian, Orientals, rag, hooked and just about any other design.
The "axminster" power look was invented in England in the early 19th century. It was invented to simulate the beauty of hand woven carpet. Axminster rugs are unique due to their intricate designs and European flavor.
When softness and comfort are top on your list, plush carpet offers a more luxurious feel than other cut pile carpet. A plush carpet has a dense, deep pile. However, are subject to vacuum cleaner sweeper marks and footprints due to light reflection.
Berber Carpet is Loop-pile carpet tufted with thick yarn, such as wool, nylon or olefin. Often having random specks of color in contrast to a base hue, this floor covering has a full, comfortable feel, while maintaining an informal, casual look.
Whether you choose a room-size loose-laid or wall to wall permanently installed over a cushion, this soft floor covering, offers many practical advantages.
When comfort is the highest priority, wool carpet are the best because of wools unique combination of softness and springiness. Wool carpet is highly resilient, meaning it keeps it shape and maintaining its comfort for years.
A sculptured cut and loop carpet has a combination of high cut tufts and lower loops create a variety of sculpted patterns. Patterned carpet also adds a dimension of texture within a room and hides traffic patterns.
Shag carpet and friezes have highly twisted yarns that give them a contemporary look and make them an excellent choice for any active part of your home. Best of all, they're less likely to show vacuum marks or footprints than other cut pile styles.
Textured cut piles, trackless or foot-print free show fewer footprints and sweeper marks than other cut pile carpets. These constructions curl the fiber to reduce light reflectance and the appearance of footprints.
Padding can be placed underneath the carpet to add comfort and provide some noise insulation. The level of comfort is determined by the type of material used, which can include memory foam and rubber regrind.
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