Persian and Oriental rugs are unique, no two are alike, even if several are created using the one design map, or ‘cartoon’ as it is known in the rug world. There is a myth going back the ages that weavers intentionally place mistakes in their masterpieces out of respect for God; as there is only one supreme being and only God can achieve perfection. Whether or not this is true or a charming excuse for any errors in a rug is debatable, but when tying hundreds of thousands or millions of knots at brisk pace small mistakes are bound to be made, meaning even if a rug is to be produced 10 times each will have slight variations from mistakes, to dye density, to wool quality. That being said, it is almost always possible to find a similar rug which will suit your tastes and requirements.
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Made of wool from the Atlas Mountains’ sheep, Beni Ourain rugs feature traditional and contemporary patterns in colors that contrast with the naturally white or ivory wool on the other parts of the rugs. The wool used in the various patterns was dyed with natural materials. A series of geometric shapes, such as diamonds, highlight some of the rugs. Others display a design that conveys a cultural story or event. Some of the textiles include fringe.
Often serving as focal points and artwork in interior design, the handmade rugs hang on walls and cover floors. They also are used as clothing decoration, saddle blankets, shrouds for the deceased, prayer mats and to sleep on or under. Certain Beni Ourain rugs bear symbols that identify their purpose. For example, some of the rug users believe particular symbols promote fertility or guard against evil. Likewise, some rug makers burn the sides of … Read the rest
Fabric or material used to manufacture the rugs – There are many reasons why choosing a suitable rug in terms of its pile content is important in keeping your wooden floors unharmed and charming throughout the years to come. First and foremost, the fabric should be breathable, especially the backing of the rug. You should opt for a non staining material, as this would mean that any color or dye used in the manufacturing process is not going to bleed through or leak to your hardwood. Wool is considered to be one of the most widely used fiber, and is indeed valuable due to its features like durability, long-lasting and breathable woven structure providing sufficient ventilation to the floors.
Choosing a suitable backing is considered even more important as it is the back of the rug which is in direct contact with your hard wooden floors. PVC backing (Polyvinyl-Based) is … Read the rest
They are extremely soft and comfortable
If you love relaxing at home and feeling comfortable, then you will love the softness of a cowhide rug. They are very durable, but they also feel silky and warm when you walk on them in bare feet. They can add a little bit of luxurious comfort to any room.
They look amazing
Cowhide rugs aren’t just functional, they look amazing too. They aren’t like ordinary rugs that people will simply walk over and ignore, they are really eye-catching and they become a focal point of a room.
They warm up cold floors
Cowhides look great on wood floors and they add a bit of warmth and colour to bare floors. They work equally well in a room with classic décor as they do in a room with a more contemporary feel to it. They also work really well as a wall hanging, to … Read the rest