You are here:Home»Tips & Tricks»Home & Garden»Rugs & Lights»Rugs: Introduction to Oriental and Persian Rugs - OKTO.com

Rugs: Introduction to Oriental and Persian Rugs

User Rating:  / 0
PoorBest 

Rugs: Introduction to Oriental and Persian Rugs

The craft of making Oriental and Persian rugs is only part of a world-wide industry featuring beautiful design, detailed workmanship and a rich, vibrant history.

Evidence suggests that thousands of years ago, nomadic tribesmen between Eurasia and Mongolia were the first to create pile carpets, weaving them to add warmth and comfort to their simple tent homes. Slowly their skills transformed into an art as more and more tribes mastered the techniques and incorporated their creativity into the designs. Rugs became common among these people, adding personality and beauty to their sparse surroundings.
Today's rug designs may be more sophisticated, but they serve much the same purpose, lending beauty, warmth and personality to enhance a home. That's why many interior designers recommend hand-made Oriental and Persian area rugs to their clients as a final touch of elegance to the decor.

When considering a rug for your home, there are a number of reasons why you might decide upon handmade Oriental or Persian rugs instead of machine-made ones. Quality is the most important consideration. Handmade rugs are much more durable than mass-produced machine made rugs. Handmade rugs are usually made with natural materials such as cotton, wool or silk. These natural fibers last longer and release no harmful gasses into the environment over time. And since each rug is hand-knotted, each strand has been tied individually for greater combined strength and consistency.

Marian Anderson's concert dress goes on view in DC

Marian Anderson's concert dress goes on view in DCWASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago after being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black, is going on display at the Smithsonian.

... Read more...

The Private Sector Tackling Education in Emerging Economies

The Private Sector Tackling Education in Emerging EconomiesAnyone who really wants to understand what is happening with education in emerging economies should look to Sunny Varkey. Born to expat Indian teachers in Dubai, Varkey is now head of the largest operator of private K-12 schools in the world, GEMS Education.

... Read more...

Longtime Substitute Teacher Leaves Job After Being Told To Unfriend Students On Facebook

Longtime Substitute Teacher Leaves Job After Being Told To Unfriend Students On FacebookA New Hampshire substitute teacher is ending her 35-year career because she opposes her school’s social media policy. Carol Thebarge, 79, recently took to Facebook to announce that she was leaving her job after being told by administrators that she had to unfriend students on Facebook. “Today will be my last day at Stevens High,” Thebarge wrote last week. “I was given an ultimatum. To either delete every student from my facebook , and do not post

... Read more...

MLB at Bat for Windows Phone adds push notifications and pitch tracking

MLB at Bat for Windows Phone adds push notifications and pitch trackingOpening day is here! ...sort of. This year's quest for a World Series ring kicks off Down Under today, with the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks squaring off at the Sydney Cricket Ground (yes, they're still playing baseball).

... Read more...

Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang close fashion line

Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang close fashion lineNEW YORK (AP) — Katie Holmes and celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang knew it would happen one day: They've shut down the fashion company they started together.

... Read more...

Greek central banker defends stress test results: paper

Greek central banker defends stress test results: paperAn "unduly conservative" approach in stress tests on Greece's major banks would have scared off investors, the head of Greece's central bank said on Saturday, adding that he believed the results would be close to EU-wide tests due later this year. But in an interview to be published in Sunday's Kathimerini newspaper, George Provopoulos was quoted as saying: "If were unduly conservative and imposed an

... Read more...
You are here: Home Tips & Tricks Home & Garden Rugs & Lights Rugs: Introduction to Oriental and Persian Rugs