When considering investing in a new decorative piece for your home, nothing is better than the fullness and quality of a rug to fill floorspace, furnish a room and bring it to life with a warm, exuberant, cultural experience that will have visitors marvelling in admiration of your good taste and worldly appreciation. While these pieces are well known and renowned for their quality and style, there are several key differences to be aware of when identifying what type of rug is right for you. This blog post is your ultimate guide to the rugs of the world and what kind of special finishing quality they can bring to your home.
Handwoven by nomadic tribes across the western Asian regions who spend their lives travelling and crafting their wares from whatever resources are available to them. Whether the materials are bought in trade or sourced from the animals the tribesmen keep to sustain themselves, these unique rugs are woven from the travels and experiences of each individual weaver in a caravan, and as such bring individuality and uniqueness never seen before. These rugs tell an individual story in both their craftwork and design.
A mix of handwoven and machine-crafted rugs from the ‘Orient’. While this term traditionally denotes countries specifically from the Asian region (such as China and India), it has been extended to include Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus and Cyprus. Though traditionally handwoven, due to the rise in worldwide popularity for rugs of this style, some cheaper variations have emerged from countries engaging in machine craft style production. Oriental rugs are known for their richness in variation and design due to the many cultures that have begun to produce these rugs. Rugs tend to carry individualistic markings, stylings and symbols specific to the region in which they are made.
An ancient art in Persia (Iran) for thousands of years and one of the country’s biggest and most well known exports to this day. Persian Rugs are hand crafted by the most skilled artisans and produced to only the highest quality. The weaves are produced with such precision and strict standards that rugs can take from anywhere from a month to several years to complete depending on size.
Each rug has its own origins, background and processes involved in bringing it to life.
To see for yourself what makes these beautiful pieces of workmanship so special, drop into our West End store located at 222 Montague Road, Brisbane or start shopping for tribal rugs or Persian rugs online.