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What is Rug?

What is Rug?

Rugs, believed to have a 4000-year history, are one of the most esthetic weavings of the present century. The rug, popular mainly in Central Asia, Iran, Anatolia and the Caucasus, is also very popular in Europe and America. It should be noted that the origin of the word rug is disputed. According to most historians, it is a Persian term.

Rug is used mainly by nomadic tribes. In addition, in accordance with research, a type of carpet was found that is believed to date back to 6500 BC, as the oldest carpet design. When an average sized rug is woven by hand, it takes about a week, and as you can understand, this is a very difficult job.

Rug weaving is basically divided into two types: two-thread weaving and three-thread weaving. The two-thread weaving is very common in the Central Asian Turkic Republic and the Caucasus, because the two-thread loom can be easily collected and transported. In additional the three-thread weave is very difficult to produce as it is both colorful and patterned and requires a lot of work.

Most Popular Types of Rugs

The most sold rugs today come from Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. The weaving styles and motifs of each country are different. Afghan carpets have mostly dark motifs and consist of geometric shapes, while Iranian carpets are mostly woven with a similar technique to Turkish carpets using wool yarn and silk.

Turkish rugs, on the other hand, are made by hand using the technique of pile weaving (with embossed surface). For this reason, there is a great interest in Turkish rugs all over the world. Turkish rugs from the time of the Great Seljuks are also exhibited in museums around the world.

If you have bought a new house and want to keep your house 'warm', we strongly recommend that you buy a rug.

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