Carpets & Rugs

The two words carpets and rugs, are usually used interchangeably. Both are floor coverings, rug being smaller in size of the two.

Rugs do not usually exceed the length of 2m (6.5ft). They usually have multiple uses. They may be used as centrepiece flooring, or hung on wall. They may be used as foot rugs sofa or bed throws or as table decor. They usually have an artistic or stylish touch in terms of patterns, shape or colour. They may be as per the themes for a kids room, prayer rugs, for a lounge for a dressing room etc.

The style of the rug varies with the purpose. Hand knotted rugs may have intricate patterns of traditional Persian style or more contemporary types but have a rather fine finish. As per the size and purpose, they can be used as wall decor, on table tops and sofas or to give an accent to the flooring. Tufted and felt wool rugs are also used in the same manner. Shagged rugs are more commonly used as bed or sofa throws or corner foot rugs.

 Rugs have the following categories:

       Woollen Durries
       Cotton Printed Rug
       Turkmen Rug
       Afghan Tribal Rug
       Persian Rug
       Caucasian Rug
       Chinese Rug
       Indian Rug
       Kazakh Rug
       Ensi or Woven Door
       Namazlyk or Prayer Rug
       Afshar Rug
       Ardabil Rug
       Bidjar Rug
       Ferahan Rug
       Isfahan Rug
       Joshaghan Rug
       Lavar Rug
       Mashad Rug
       Nain Rug
       Qum Rug
       Sarab Rug
       Tabriz Rug
       Armenian Rug
       Akstafa Rug
       Avar Rug
       Borchalo Rug
       Chelebred Rug
       Chonderesk Rug
       Gendje Rug
       Seating Rug
       Sleeping Rug
       Dining Rug
       Door Rug
       Floor Rug

Usually anything larger than 2m or 6.5ft is termed as carpets. They are primarily used as floor coverings. They accentuate the theme of the room. They may form the plain wall to wall covering to the wide centrepieces.

They may be hand-knotted, tufted, machine made or felt wool. The hand knotted carpets may have intricate patterns or simple geometrical ones over all, in centre or in the corner with the traditional appeal or the contemporary style. Machine made plain or with an overall patterns are used for wall to wall coverings.

 Carpets have the following categories:

       Woollen Carpet
       Silk Carpet
       Jute Carpet
       Synthetic Carpet
       Coir Carpet
       Hand Knotted Carpet
       Hand Tufted Carpet
       Hand Woven Carpet
       Braided Carpet
       Namada or Felted Wool Carpet
       Kashan Carpet
       Kashmar Carpet
       Kashmir Carpet
       Persian Carpet
       Nepalese Carpet
       Kerman Carpet
       Mahal Carpet
       Chinese Carpet
       Indian Carpet
       Kazakh Carpet
       Pure Silk Carpet
       Chain Stitch Carpet
       Tufted Woollen Carpet
       Gabbe Woollen Carpet





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