Archive for January 15, 2015
Oriental rugs can be a great way to liven up a boring room or bring color to your life. By the most strict definition of the term, oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted in Asia and are often named for the village, town or district where they were woven or collected. Nomadic pieces may be named after the tribe that wove them rather than the location where they were woven.
Generally, your local oriental rug dealers will carry rugs made of two basic types of material: wool and silk. Often the materials used and the way they’re used will differ based on where the rug came from. Persian oriental rugs, for example, often have a very thick pile of up to 160 knots per square inch and feature vibrant col