The Palmette as Decoration in Rug Design

The palmette (gol-e eslīmī, lit. “patterned” or “arabesque flower”) is one of the most popular Persian rug decorations, and you will find it included in many rug designs regardless the country of origin. A palmette is a freely conventionalized motif resembling a flower without being a copy of any floral species. In ancient Oriental art we find two kinds of palmettes, one…

What are the major types of rugs?

Hand-knotted rugs are the most unique, and since they require more effort and time to create, cost more. The benefit of these rugs is that no two would ever be exactly alike. You’re getting a piece of art. “These types of rugs are produced on big looms, quite similar to other fabrics, which are woven.…