23 Jan A Guide To: Rugs
A rug has the ability to completely transform a room simply by adding colour and texture, as well as adding warmth and cosiness too.
Everyone has a different preference and style when it comes to choosing a rug because it is a personal item and therefore needs to be special.
Even though there are so many types of rugs out there in the world, there are only a handful that are timeless classics and stand the test of time.
Ones that will never go out of fashion, even when worn out, are still beautiful and full of character.
Those special ones are either Moroccan, Persian or Turkish/Antolian rugs.
Read on for some rug inspiration!
Persian rugs are made in Iran by some of the most highly skilled artisans in the world.
While you are unlikely to find a sample like the Pazyryk carpet, which dates back to 2,500BC,
you will be able to choose between a fine selection of vintage rugs,
or those that have been created in recent years using more modern techniques and materials.
A Persian rug is often considered a piece of art, and some people choose to hang them from their walls
rather than putting them on the floor.
Always ensure that the rug you buy has the genuine Persian rug label on the back,
which should include the country where it was made.
Moroccan rugs are the weaves, carpets, and textiles that have been traditionally hand-woven in Morocco.
Traditionally, Moroccan rugs have been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decorative purposes.
Because of the vastly different climates in Morocco, rugs can be very thick when you are seeking warmth in the
Atlas Mountains or thinly woven if you are residing in the Sahara Desert.
As you can see, Moroccan rugs are colourful and have many different types of patterns, as opposed
to the traditional pattern the Persian rugs tend to follow.
Turkish rugs are usually either hand knotted or flat woven.
They are made in vast array of distinct styles originating from various regions in Anatolia.
The styles can be distinguished in the use of the materials, weaving and construction method, motifs & patterns,
geography & cultural identity, sizes and intended use.
Turkish carpets are known for their complex knots per square meter,
more knots a rug commands, superior will be its design and weavings.
The number of knots per square inch of the rug has a direct impact on the quality and value of the rug.