The History of Oriental Rugs

When stripped of the age-old mystique of magic carpets, Oriental rugs can be defined as a hand-woven rug of natural fiber made in geographical areas that include the Near East, Middle East, Far East and the Balkans. True Oriental rugs also share a common characteristic - the manner in which they're made.

Oriental rugs are either flat-woven or hand-knotted. In flat-woven, pileless rugs, horizontal and vertical threads are found in both the rug itself and the design.

This foundation developed a variety of weaving styles, designs, and geographic similarities that often confuse purchasers. Dover Rug & Home can help lead you through this complex maze of names, knots and locales.

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