Area Rugs – A Variety of Styles

Area rugs come in so many different and unique styles it's sometimes hard to decide which type would best suit your needs. You may have an idea in mind as to which type of rug you'd like to purchase. Or you may need more detailed information to make the right choice. Some styles are named after the region or area where they originated. Others are known for certain characteristics or specific uses. Let's look at three different styles that hopefully will help you make an informed decision when shopping for a special rug.

Persian area rugs are accredited far and wide for their intricate design and deeply hued colors. Originally crafted for the use of wandering tribes, they provided instant flooring over the sand floors of tents. These types of rugs are made in the Middle Eastern areas of Persia in modern day Iraq, Iran, and Turkey. They are well known for their typically ornate, deeply pigmented patterns. Persian rugs are produced both in hand-knotted and machine woven methods. The hand-knotted types have been known to last for over one hundred years.

Oriental area rugs can include Persian ones and were originally made in China. Now they can come from rug-makers in India, Iran, and Romania as well. Since these areas have low labor costs this style of rug is of a great quality at an equally great value. They are resilient and durable and will add a sense of luxury to any area. They can be hand-knotted, hand woven, or hand loomed. They can also be more affordable when they're made using a combination of both handcrafted and machine made techniques. The can be made even more affordable when they're completely machine loomed. These can be so well made that they appear as handsome as handmade rugs.

Tibetan area rugs originated in the mountain regions of Tibet and just across the border in Nepal. They are carefully hand crafted using Tibetan knots, traditional knots, or a combination of textile weaving methods. They are generally made of the finest natural silk fibers and the softest refined wool. This combination of fibers produces a luxuriously soft pad with a light catching luminescent sheen to it. Artisans use numerous designs of common plants that have symbolic meanings like bamboo fronds, forsythia branches, plum blossoms, and cypress trees.


Source by Ang R.