Traditional rugs emerge with the most conventional design in the art of handmade rugs.
Rug weaving, as a form of art, comes in various styles, designs, shapes, and color palettes. Considering how old rug-making is, which dates back around the 11th century, traditional rugs embrace the natural colors and motifs from the wilderness.
Traditional designs on rugs are mostly native to the Mesopotamian and Anatolian territories. The society living in these regions, which are now Iran and Turkey, have transferred their daily rush, history, culture and folklore to the traditional rug designs including motifs. In a traditional rug design, you are most likely to see animal motifs including a snake, scorpion, bird, or dragon. The other common motifs used in traditional rugs are arrow, evil eye bead, cross, burdock, hook, chest, and earring apart from the floral patterns, which are mainly wheat, pomegranate, tulip and rose symbolizing abundance and fertility.
The Use of Color
Persian and Turkish traditional rug patterns are usually harmonized with the rich color palette of the Anatolian and Mesopotamian regions. Often it is possible to see red tones on a traditional rug, on the other hand, blue tones from the Mediterranean area, rich green tones from the fertile soil of the region, yellowish, beige tones like ivory from the arid, dry lands of the central Anatolia are also common in traditional rug palette.
Matched Interior Design Trends
For the past few years, even though their nomadic background, traditional area rugs are successfully integrated into the modern interior design trends such as Coastal, Bohemian, Shabby Chic, Rustic, and even Industrial interior designs. In whichever style you include traditional rugs, they will give the essence of a timeless design.
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