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.
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.
Braided rugs are an American tradition that, as with many crafts, developed out of a need and then developed into an art. Braided rugs made today, are still enriching homes with a timeless quality, compatible with decor of many styles.
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.
Call them what you please ... area rugs, throw rugs, scatter rugs ... there's a vast assortment available from every part of the world. The term "rug" generally applies to a handmade piece, while the term carpet refers to goods made by machine.
Juvenile and kids rugs can be used to designate a warm, comfortable setting to meet your special needs. Whether your school, church, home or agency needs a cozy reading corner with books on the floor.
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.
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.
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