|...e backing material for greater durability.
Terms that are good to know:
BORDER - The design that forms the outside edge of a rug and surrounds, or frames, the field.
FRINGE - Extension of the wrap threads on two opposite ends of the rug.
HAND - The tactile aesthetic qualities of carpet and textiles; ho...|
|...y area in
your home, except bathrooms and kitchens.
As the name implies, sea grass carpet is indeed a grass and sea water does
play a part in its production. It is grown in China in paddy fields and at a
certain point during the growing season, the fields are flooded with sea water.
After harvesting and drying, the sea grass is spun into strong yarn, suitable
for weaving. Its imp...|
|... Nepal. During this period, most of the carpets produced were traditional designs in small sizes.
In the late 70's, floor-covering buyers from Germany came to Nepal and began purchasing plain field (border only) designs in larger sizes. Within a short period, the German market became the hub of distribution throughout Europe. Due to the high demand of European buyers during the 1980's, Tib...|
|...nued to devote his life to innovation -- 35 separate patents were issued to him between 1839 and 1876. Bigelow introduced the first broadloom carpet in 1877.
Industrialist / retailer Marshall Field had a traditional Axminster weaving loom modified to create what no one else had ever created -- a machine-made rug woven through the back, just like a handmade Oriental, featuring intricate des...|
|...e of floor covering from about 1895 until the teens. Their wide range of patterns developed from the versatility of Axminster construction. The basic construction was adapted slightly by the Marshall Field & Company, which set up an Axminster mill in North Carolina to manufacture oriental patterned carpets now known as Karastan.
These Axminster rugs, with patterns that were recreated f...|
|...y finish that almost looks like silk. Fine examples are often closely clipped (so that their intricate designs are crisp and clear), but some are left especially thick for their quality. Red and rust fields are most common colors, but can have ivory, navy, green, slate, teal, peach, rose or orange backgrounds. The most common design consists of rows of "Tekke" guls or medallions (the Tekkes were o...|
|...ft and lush and very similar to one another, and very distinguishable from other Persian rugs. The patterns are normally all-over geometric details, known as 'guls', repeated in straight lines on the field, with the most popular color being a rich burgundy, exclusive to the Turkomans. These guls vary from one tribe to the other, and also appear in the Bokhara pattern of Kashmir where they are ofte...|