When you think of a traditional area rug, the image that probably comes to mind first is one of an Oriental rug, Persian rug or Turkish rug. Considering the fact that traditional area rugs originally came from the Middle East and Asia, you wouldn’t be too far off. In fact, Persian, Turkish and Oriental rugs are three of the most common types of traditional rugs. In the beginning, traditional rugs were made of woven reeds and animal skin; and the family area rug was a prized possession indeed. These days, traditional area rugs are anything but traditional and can be found in a variety of materials, shapes, sizes and designs. The traditional area rug has evolved into more than just a floor covering; it’s become an essential element to a home’s interior design.
When you think of a traditional rug, the image that probably comes to mind first is a rug in rich jewel-tone colors with elaborate patterns seen in the palace or an estate. Rugs have been created and prized by humans for hundreds and thousands of years. The comfort, warmth, and beauty of the rugs continues to enhance our homes now. Over the hundreds of years the major weaving areas developed in Iran (Persia), Turkey, China, and Europe. Each center had its own weaving traditions, techniques and design inspirations.
In the beginning, rugs were made of plants and wool. They were primitive with usually simple stripes or geometric designs. In time, more sophisticated designs have appeared, usually inspired by the beauty weavers see every day. The family area rug became a sophisticated prized possession. Some motifs even depicted folktales, messages, animals, and human images woven into the design of the rug.
Evolving The Traditional Style
These days, traditional design area rugs can be manufactured on modern, computer-driven looms as well as hand-woven by artisans the old-fashioned way. Traditional rugs can be found made in a variety of materials, colors, shapes, sizes, and designs.
The traditional area rug has evolved into more than just a floor covering; it’s become an essential element of a home’s interior design. Rugs manufactured today are more affordable, utilizing modern synthetic and natural yarns and dyeing techniques, which makes them last longer, easier to clean and maintain a refined appearance.
Traditional Design Carpets And Asian Rugs
View our curated selection of traditional rugs to determine which ones are right for you. We have an online calculator to determine the length, width, and yardage that will fit a room or hallway. In addition, shape options can assist if you want an item that serves as a welcoming mat or sets the tone for a larger space. If you still aren’t sure, please check out our handy rug size buying guide found here https://shop.carpetmart.com/rug-buying-guide-sizes.
For a hand crafted option, consider the Kaleen Chancellor CHA04-68 Graphite Area Rug – Carpetmart.com. Deliberate distressing of a brush technique makes these new rugs look well-worn and vintage. You get a mix of a classic style with new, updated coloration and design elements as well as modern materials.
The term “Oriental” refers to items that are woven in Asian countries. Oriental rugs can range from primitive made by nomads to painstakingly beautiful created by master weavers of Persia and Turkey. Traditional patterns were refined by many generations of weavers and passed down as a well kept secret. An expert can clearly see where the particular rug came from based on the design elements and weaving technique.
The Dynamic Rugs Quartz 27064-195 Ivory/Grey/Blue Area Rug – Carpetmart.com is a light-colored design that looks like a vintage silk masterpiece,only available to royalty in the old days. Today it is produced on the modern Wilton loom in Turkey and made affordable for everyone. We recommend ordering this option when you want to create a soothing sophisticated room, to entertain your guests or create a sanctuary for you and your loved ones.
Do you prefer a Traditional Persian rug design? We offer a wide array of options for your selection. One of our go to favorites, Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines has an extensive and an incredible collection of traditional design rugs made in various styles and techniques.
Moving Beyond Established Color Palettes And Floral Patterns
We love her innovative and inspiring sense of style and color and can recommend the Elise ELI-05 Navy Red Area Rug as one of many great examples . It’s made of polypropylene and is power-woven so that you get some modern benefits of synthetic yarns with the sophistication of inspiring traditional design.
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To find out more about these Traditional or any other rugs, please reach out to us today. We will answer all of your questions at Carpet & Tile Mart about what traditional rugs are the best to fit your decor and active lifestyle.