How to quickly identify Oriental Rugs
June 7, 2010
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Rugs are a high fashion and popular interior decorating item. However people are sometimes confused about which Oriental rug is which.
In this blog I will give a brief outline of each design with an illustration of the different rug design layouts and an example of each.
I have written an article called ‘Which Oriental rug is which? Find out which Oriental rug is which and which rug would best suit your interior style’
For those of you who may be visiting this blog from the article link I have created a interior decorating scheme on the Sample Board Online website. I have included this to give you an idea of what I mean about using rugs to work with a particular style of decor. Please see the example below
In the article I outline five different Oriental rug designs; Persian, Turkish, Turkoman, Caucasian and Chinese. I go into a bit more detail in the article.
How to recognise a Persian rug
Medallion in center
Curvilinear floral designs
How to recognise a Turkish rug
Made from wool on wool
Or wool on cotton
Or silk on silk
Come in reds and greens
How to recognise a Caucasian rug
Come in dark red colours
Turkoman rugs have rows of rectilinear octagons and come in a range of dark reddish browns.
How to recognise a Turkoman rug
Rows of rectangular octagons
Dark reddish brown colours
Chinese rugs are decorated with Chinese symbols, cloud bands, flowers, animals and birds. Simple classic circular medallions are usually placed in the center with a wide plain border.
How to recognise a Chinese rug
Circular medallion usually in center
Thick luxurious feel