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Designs on Rugs Chapter Two

     Flatweaving designs have here been grouped according to their most traditional appearance in weaving. Arrested designs    Certain designs, oft...

Designs on Rugs Chapter One

     It would be an imposibble task to trace the origin of desing back to its source. It is as old as the imagination of man. All primitive peoples...

Motifs

 MOTIFS    The formal elements of a flat-woven rug design or composition are its motifs grouped together in a number of ways. Certain groups or arr...

Symbolism on Rugs

SYMBOLISM The Symbol as image    Flat-woven rugs are woven without the use of design cartoons. The designs are carried from one weaving generation ...

Saddle Bags

SADDLE-BAGS AND PILLOWS    Saddle-bags are the travelling equipment of the Orientals, replacing trunks and every sort of travelling bag. They are m...

Kilim Rugs

KILIMS    Kilims, the oldest product of the weaver’s loom, are very extensively used in the Orient. They replace rugs almost entirely in the houses...

The Nomads

THE NOMADS    Carpet, being an invention of nomads, was an important means created to insulate.the cold ground wich was an important problem when t...

Tips for Sizing an Accent Rug

Tips for sizing an accent rug Getting the right size accent rug for your home means a little bit of forethought. It's not always easy to just pick ...

Tips for Choosing Area Rugs For a Small Room

Tips for choosing area rugs for a small room If you are picking out a rug for a smaller room or even for an apartment, you need to make sure that y...

The Loom

THE LOOM    Flat-woven rugs in their basic form are woven on a simple loom. The same type of loom is also used for knotted-pile rugs in fact, since...

How to Choose an Area Rug That Suits Your Living Room

How to choose an area rug that suits your living room If you have a living room that looks a little bear without a featured rug, there are many ele...

KILIM RUGS - THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF TRIBAL FLATWEAVES

THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF TRIBAL FLATWEAVES Historical evidence suggests that the knotted-pile weaving technique was brought westwards from Central...