Oriental Rugs Oriental Rugs
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RugKnots has a large collection of handmade area rugs ranging from those Persian soft heavenly ones to the most durable jutes. Some are known for their beauty and others for their comfort. The most prized possession of RugKnots is the collection of Oriental Rugs. These rugs are known for their unique designs and patterns. These rugs are making a comeback in many forms. We are going to discuss 7 of those very trends in this blog. Let's take a look.

1. Bokhara Oriental Rug

The Bokhara rugs originated from central Asia. They were once made by the nomadic tribes called Tekke who started weaving rugs with strong lines and rich colors. These rugs have existed for 500 years and experts have perfected the art. It’s no wonder the designs are so eye-catching. They are being crafted in Pakistan and India. A trade center for these rugs was established in Turkestan. Trade of the rugs was made all over the world from these centers. Soon, the subcontinent started taking up the trend and weaving these rugs.

2. Ikat Rugs

Not many other rugs combine tradition with today’s trends as well as the neutral-toned Ikat. But how do they do it? And why are so many homeowners rushing to buy them? Ikat rugs originated in Italy in the seventeenth century. They get their name from the process in which they are made. It came from the Malay-Indonesian word for "tie". It’s an ancient dyeing technique that results in blurred lines of cloth. These rugs are made by weaving the yarns and then dyeing them. This process is repeated multiple times to obtain different beautiful colors.

3. Kilim Dhurrie

The texture of Kilim Dhurrie rugs is what sets them apart from others. The name is actually from a Persian word meaning ‘spreading roughly.’ These rugs go way back in the past that we might never find their origin. The first proof of these rugs goes as back as 2000 BC. These rugs are pile-less and have a flat surface. This is why they are easier to create.

4. Ziegler

In 1883 a small company in Manchester, England came up with a new design out of the traditional rugs. This company, which was importing clothes from Persia, took inspiration for rugs from there. Since there was a high demand for oriental rugs, Zieglar rugs became a trend as well. After the successful introduction of these rugs in Manchester, more outlets open in other parts of the world too. The pile of these rugs gives a more washed away feel.

5. Pak Persian

Pak Persian rugs are a mixture of Persian designs and Pakistan rug quality. They originated in the era of the Mughals and are still being weaved. These rugs are really hard to find today but RugKnots have them imported from some of the best weavers in Pakistan.

6. Soumak

Soumak rugs are said to be originated in the Shirvan region of the Caucasus. Their origin goes back to the 17th century and became a tradition in Iran. Kurds were the first ones to use these in their homes as area rugs. These rugs are mainly found in India and now are also weaved in Pakistan. What we can say for sure is the Soumak rug is a finely woven, hardy rug that brings with it a real sense of luxury. Just like Kilims, these rugs are also flatweave. They are mostly misunderstood to be the Kilims as they resemble them in many ways. These rugs are absolute quality and a treat to have in any room of your house.  

7. Moroccan Berber

In the most southern parts of Morocco, beneath the Atlas Mountains, the Berber people have long created some of the finest rugs in the world. Women of this tribe were responsible for making these rugs. They passed on the knowledge of the weaving of these rugs to the women of the tribe. The origin of these rugs goes back to the seventh century AD. Everything about these thick rugs is inspired by those snow-capped mountains pointing out of the Sahara. So you can expect a rug that will bring warmth to even the chilliest room. These rugs were also used as blankets and covers for the animals of the tribe in that weather.

Note: We hope you have a better idea of exactly what Oriental runner rug is best for you after taking a look at our list. Sometimes even I get a bit dizzy looking through all of the Oriental rugs on offer. I definitely feel a bit clearer about my preferred designs now, it’s the Pak Persian. So good. If you have any more questions or have your own favorite,  just let us know in the comment box below. Get all the type of Oriental rugs you need from RugKnots and contact us in case of any query!

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