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Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You
Good antique, new and vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.
Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin.
The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor.
In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it.
It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans.
With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.
- What is a tufted rug?1 Answer1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021A tufted rug is a rug created using loops of yarn instead of knots. The loops are pulled through the rugs backing material and then sheared to create a smooth surface.
- What does tufted mean in a rug?1 Answer1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021A tufted rug is a rug created using loops of yarn instead of knots. The loops are pulled through the rugs backing material and then sheared to create a smooth surface.
- What is a hand tufted wool rug?1 Answer1stDibs ExpertOctober 5, 2021A hand-tufted wool rug is a hand-made rug using a hand-operated tool. Strands of wool are punched into a canvas that is further stretched on a frame. Then it is removed from the frame and scrim fabric is glued to the back to hold the tufts in place. Find a wide range of antique and vintage rugs on 1stDibs.
- What is a vintage rug?1 Answer
- What is a vintage Persian rug?1 Answer1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021A vintage Persian rug is often a hand-knotted or hand-woven rug that dates from the 1940s to the 1980s. True Persian rugs can only be produced in Iran's middle eastern area. A soft backing is usually included in a genuine Persian rug. Find a wide collection of vintage Persian rugs in various materials on 1stDibs today.
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