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Oriental Rugs And Designs

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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The origin of Oriental rugs and designs is still quite an ambiguity. No one really knows with confidence the meaning of most of the patterns found in Oriental style rugs, including the weavers. There was a time when the pattern of an Oriental rug told, with some level of sureness, the city and country, the district or village, where the rugs were woven. That is only in some measure true today.

There are many buried significances in the patterns if we knew the secret to read them. We can be certain that the patterns and figures are symbolical of matter in the weavers' daily lives. The Iranians love a garden. It is their Paradise. Undoubtedly many of their rugs signify a garden, full of many sorts of trees and flowers even hedged in with borders. Animals and birds are often found in Oriental rugs and designs.

Interesting Facts about Oriental Rugs and Designs

One of the most fascinating points on Oriental rugs and design is the manner in which the weavers obtain certain color effects. If you will examine a rug closely, you will discover that each design is bordered by a color, sometimes so delicate as to be almost undetectable. Yet, this subtle outline has an astonishing effect on the field of color it encircles. The same color will have a totally different shade or look, according to the color of the little outline.

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about design is the fact that no two similar designs in the same rug are exactly alike. It is the many little nuances and variations that make the Oriental rug so appealing and so stunning. If each pattern were exact, then handmade oriental rugs would look more machine made and lose much of its charm. Bring home unique, Oriental rugs, and be a unique yourself.


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