The Meanings Given to Colors in Persian Area Rugs

Persian rugs are frequently absorbed into the generic description “oriental,” a class of fine, patterned rugs woven throughout Asia and the Middle East. Strictly defined, Persian rugs come from Iran, although historic Persian rugs originated in that entire region, not just within present-day geographic boundaries. The rugs are characterized by dense weaves, unique knots and opulent colors. The…

Flatweave Rugs Tribal Traditions Fit for Today’s Interiors

Kilim is the Turkish word for a flatweave rug or a rug with no pile.    These marvelously decorated tribal weavings from the Kurdish peoples of north-west Iran to the exotically colourful pieces from Afghanistan, not only retain their distinctive, strong character and value, but have become spectacular and useful features of modern western interior…