Jean-Léon Gérôme, The Carpet Merchant, 1887
It is color palette, texture, pattern and history brings balance so seamlessly into almost any décor, they make rooms look wonderful, and they do it instantly, without any trouble at all. Besides that, they’re practical. They’re easy to care for and they last for decades.
The term “Oriental” refers to rugs coming from Asia.
Iran, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal are
some of the biggest exporters of Oriental rugs.
The term “Persian” is reserved for those carpets made in Iran, formerly known as Persia.
There are ten basic rug types.
Hand knotted rugs, dhurrie, kilim, chain-stitch, soumac, needlepoint,
hand tufted, rag rugs, machine made and wall-to-wall.
Here are examples of how oriental and Persian rugs can serve as both backdrop and standout in modern and contemporary decor.
INTERIOR DESIGN IMAGE CREDITS:
apartmenttherapy.com and anordinarywoman.net
Ethiopian Coronation Rug Tapestry, Photo Credit: Rasadam simeon
Wishing you all a lovely week, and stay warm out there.