Your perfect rug awaits you. Styles range from Turkish, Oriental, and natural to more modern versions that are geometric, traditional, transitional, and contemporary. Patterns are abundant and can be found in florals, solids, stripes, plaids, and even holiday. From the simplest cotton throw rug to a majestic, intricately-crafted Persian rug, your choices are virtually endless.
Persian styles are the most diverse styles worldwide. A true Persian rug is one that is hand-knotted in Iran, formally called Persia, and features a border to emphasize the main pattern. Several other narrower borders may also be part of the design and this border motif is the signature of all Persian rugs. They are considered an investment and keepsake that can be passed down through generations.
Recognized for centuries for their warmth and intricate designs, Oriental area rugs are handmade, rather than mass produced, and are known to be extremely durable and long lasting. Each one is unique and playful. The pattern changes direction without warning.
Unlike most Oriental rugs, the motifs in Chinese rugs do not unite to create one design. They stand alone. Traditional Chinese Rugs are immediately recognizable by their simple, classic motifs and unusual colors. These rugs often feature a center, circular medallion and are framed with a simple, wide border. These rugs are usually of high quality and extremely durable.
Turkoman rugs are easily distinguished by their three characteristics of a dominant red background color, geometric pattern, and a unique octagonal motif known as gul. Gul is the Persian name for a flower. The layout is generally all-over and guls are repeated in rows.
Caucasian rugs have very common characteristics. The patterns are very geometric. Once common characteristic is the positioning of similar shapes in different sizes next to one another. They are colorful and have a bright palette.
The distinguishable characteristics of Tibetan rugs are their vivid colors, huge motifs, and relatively plain backgrounds. Tibetan rugs are known for their wonderful depth and richness achieved through subtle variation of color and texture. These rugs are woven exclusively with Nepalese wool, which is characteristically flexible, strong, lustrous, and springy. The bold and eclectic patterns and coloration, heightened by a rich texture, reveal a primitive sophistication unique to these rugs.
Indian designs are mainly an all-over layout with very small floral motifs. Often the same motif is repeated through the entire rug. There is not much color contrast in these rugs. Brownish-red is the dominant color.
Native American weaving is mainly associated with Navajo wool blankets. Original styles consist of stripes and simple geometric shapes
East Turkestan rugs have always been rare, and they are only woven on a very small scale. Their pattern is mainly geometric and tends to be long and narrow. The layout can be either medallion or all-over. A very common design is the pomegranate and vase, which is a symbol of fertility.
Kilim rigs are flatwoven textiles made by nomadic people. These textiles are used to cover doors and windows and as prayer rugs. No two hand-woven Kilim rugs are the same in color or size, which give the rugs a unique appeal.
These rugs are constructed traditionally from wool but can be made from nylon, chenille, olefin, or polyester. Braided rugs can be crafted into any size or shape and are very durable, hard weaving, and easy to care for. These are rugs made from heavy strips of yarn or fabric that has been braided into thick ropes and are then sewn side-to-side in spirals, ovals, round, or oblong shapes.
Often referred to as sheep-skin rugs, these are made from 100% hand-woven New Zealand wool. It is a shaggy-looking rug that is very inviting and cozy. Flokati are contemporary rug styles with long pile and natural colors.
Sisal rug fibers come from the leaves of the Agave Sisalana plant that is grown as a renewable resource. These fibers range in color from yellow to creamy white and are spun into yarn and then woven into carpet. Although sisal by itself can be a bit tough on the feet, it can be combined with wool or nylon for a softer feel. Sisal rugs are durable, provide sound absorption, and are naturally insulating and fire resistant.
These rugs are woven with loop or flat construction. Jute fibers are stripped from their stalks and can be spun into yarn or rope and then woven. Jute yarns are strong and often used as warps in knotted rugs.
A product of the paddy fields of China and India, seagrass area rugs are durable, stain resistant, and come in warm beige tones with undertones of green. Different patterns are available, making these rugs the perfect accent to any room in your home.
They are plentiful in supply and make strong and beautiful area rugs. Bamboo rugs are woven from natural bamboo fibers and feature natural variations in color. Bamboo rugs offer texture and style to your room’s décor in a simple and understated way.