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Oriental Rugs—A Thousand Years Old Legacy… Even Older Than Most Fable Tales
Carrying an old world charm, rugs and carpets have been the part of Oriental culture. They are said to have originated in Russia and matured in Persia over thousands of years. From sitting, sleeping, and gathering, the rugs have been used for various purposes in Persia. In fact, they were considered as one of the most valuable possessions any Persian family has. The carpets and rugs were widely used to accentuate the grandeur of palace floors. Unique designs, organic materials, motifs, and marvelous weaving are some elements that make oriental rugs valuable for home décor.
The trade of rug weaving was flourished between the periods of 16th to the 19th century, thereby being termed as the golden period of rugs. It is said that the art of rugs weaving was introduced to Turkey when the king of Persia visited the nation. The revolutionary tradition of rug weaving was although limited to the East, hence called Oriental rugs.
Italian traders brought these rugs to Europe somewhere in the 16th century. Soon the rugs could be seen in the European courts and holy places. It was the period between the 17th and 18th century when the popularity of these rugs was at the peak in Europe, especially after the great exhibition of Vienna. The heavy demand of the Oriental rugs among Europeans flourished the trade.
In 1949, the Pazyrk rug, the first known Oriental rug, was discovered by Russian archaeological team in the Altai Mountains in Siberia. This beautifully designed carpet is said to be made in the 4th or 5th century BC. It is preserved in a Russian museum.
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Area rug is more than a piece of home décor. It is the heart and soul of your living spaces specially a living room or dining room. Besides adding the luxurious touch to your interiors, they provide warmth and comfort. Therefore, we sell high-quality Oriental area rugs and carpets online which are high on quality and aesthetics. Here are some striking reasons to choose us when you look to buy Oriental rugs online…
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The history of Sultanabad rugs dates back to the 19th century. Counted among the most popular rugs, they are the brainchild of a British firm Ziegler & Co. that was a rug making factory setup in Sultanabad. The firm supplied these rugs to the Western nations. Sultanabad rugs feature fine knots, thick piles and finest quality of wool. The sample of this rug is also used by the designers to show the quality of Oriental rugs.
Also known as the Iron rugs of Iran due to their weight and durability, they are one of the popular rug types in the USA. They are heavy because of their two wefts. They have high knot density to be piled thickly. However, folding them during shipping can damage them. They should be rolled instead. Mina Khani and Herati are the most popular patterns in this category of oriental rugs. They are two of the luxurious and beautiful rugs available on the market.
They have been named after the city of Tabriz that is one of the largest rug making hubs in the world. This rug comes in an endless variety of designs and sizes. Tabriz rugs are the largest selling rugs in the category of Oriental rugs. They are made of cotton, piled with thick wool and the knot density is higher than 150 (even reaches up to 850 knots per square inch (KPSI).
Agra rugs are the perfect blend of Turkish, Mughal and Persian designs. Counted among the popular Indian rugs, they are praised for heavyweight and durability. They last lifetime, if handled with care. The base material used in these rugs is cotton while they have a longer pile and high knot density.
Another popular rug from India! Amritsar rugs are named after the Amritsar city located in North West of India. They mimic Agra rugs with slight modifications. The main manufacturers of these rugs were British and Americans; their designs reflect an interesting combination of Mughals, Persians, and Turkish patterns. Amritsar rugs are known for their weight while they have the foundation made up of cotton. They have a thick pile and higher knot densities, making them durable and long lasting.
A mesmerizing design, durability unmatched beauty—these are some characteristics of Kashan rugs. No wonder why they are one of the most sought after rugs. They belong to the Kashan region of Iran, hence called Kashan rugs. The manufacturing of these rugs in this city dates back to the 16th century. Iranians have mastered the art of knotting these phenomenal Kashan rugs.
Their intricate design makes them more beautiful and provides a classy look as well. They are used by homeowners to add space to their interiors. These are some of the finest of rugs with a foundation mostly made up of cotton, however, a few extraordinary pieces may use silk as a foundation. They feature high knot density ranging from 200 to 800 knots per square inch (KPSI). The most popular colors in Kashan rugs are green, red, and ivory. Blue can be found in the contemporary designs of these rugs.
Understanding the Two Design Categories of Oriental Rugs
Oriental rugs come in endless numbers of design. Some of these designs have been in use for centuries.
The design of oriental rugs is divided into 2 categories—Floral and Geometric. Floral design is generally used in the rugs made in India, Pakistan, and Iran. While the Turkmen and Caucasian mostly use geometric designs on their rugs; in some regions of Turkey, both geometric and floral designs are used in the designing of rugs.
Chinese rugs are known for their popular patterns like monsters, dragons, bird's, etc; these floral, geometric and monster designs have special meanings in Chinese mythology - the palm and coconut are symbols for blessings and self-actualization. Monsters and dragons are symbols of warriors.
What Materials are Used in Oriental Rugs?
The most commonly used materials in the manufacturing of these Antique Oriental rugs are different types of sheep wool, cotton, pure silk, camel's hair, and goat's hair.
Kirman, Kurdistan, and Khorasan are known as the sources of the finest quality of wool. Central Asia is known for providing high-quality wool that is known for luster and strength.
The materials used for twist and weft thread vary based on regions. For example, in Persia and Pakistan, the cotton foundation is used in the manufacturing of the rugs. However, Caucasus prefers wool over cotton foundation. The rugs made from silk are the most expensive ones. The wool of sheep is still considered to be the best choice for the pile of Oriental rugs.
How to Take Care of Your Oriental Rugs
Oriental rugs require a high level of maintenance when it comes to handling. Here’s how you can take care of your Oriental rugs.
Know When to Rotate Them: The rugs should be rotated one to two times a year. However, for a crowded place, they should be rotated every month or two. It will keep your rug in top shape and intact as well.
Protect them from Sunlight: Sunlight can fade your rugs. Therefore, they should be kept away from exposure. Try rotating your rugs more often; this will maintain uniformity and consistency in the fading spots of the rug.
Vacuum Cleaning: Over time, the rug’s fabrics get infused with dirt, debris and pet hairs, damaging the natural appeal and the beauty of your valuable Oriental rugs. Therefore, make sure to vacuum your rugs at least once a month.
Flipping: Most Oriental rugs have fringes on the end that are likely to be twisted and tangled very easily. Combing through those fringes can damage the natural fibers of the fringe. Instead, flip the rug end over end to keep the fringe straight out naturally. You can do it by grabbing one end of the carpet and walking it over the end. Besides, make sure to shake the rug gently during the process.
Padding: Place soft padding beneath your rugs to prevent the wrinkling of your rug, and also aid in maintaining its shape and provides a very comfortable place for you to sit and do your work.
Wiping: Place damped cloth or sponge on the surface of the rug and wipe it down to remove surface dust. Professional washing is highly recommended by experts. The rugs which are professionally washed after 3 to 5 years have an extended life and are more comfortable to use.
Airing it Out: Make sure to dry out your rugs every 6 months. It will protect your rugs from absorbing moisture, increasing the life expectancy of your precious Oriental rug.
Changing the Pathway: To delaying overly wearing down one part of the rug, rearrange your furniture to create new pathways every six months or so. This will increase the lifespan of your Oriental rug.
Oriental rugs unleash upscale beauty, elegance, and craftsmanship across your living room and spaces. It is like an artwork; display it in your room and it will capture the attention of onlookers. ALRUG is a premier supplier of Oriental and Persian rugs sourced directly from India, Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey.
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