Carpets Floor Mats- Adornments for Your Home

by Rupa Aggarwal Analyst

A well-furnished home unveils its occupant’s personality to a great extent. Carpets play an important role in contributing to the overall look of the house. They add a rugged charm to your room with their elegant designs and unique fabrics. However, the historical perspective of carpets is quite an interesting one.

Some say that its origin dates back to Neolithic Age (7000 BC) while others account that it was invented to serve the practical purpose of the rough nomadic tribes. They were thickly knotted to protect the people from extreme climatic conditions. Different regions of the world had their own customised carpets which have evolved over the years. The carpets of Egypt were woven with wool and were tied with asymmetrical or Ghiordes knots with motifs like a palmette on the red background of a carpet, etc. These carpets usually consisted of geometric patterns. Chinese carpets are one of the famous carpets in the world. Designed with a beautiful blend of flowers as well as abstract geometrical figures and curvilinear in nature, the carpets display a distinct and graceful style. The woven Chinese carpets generally use symbols, which are inspired from the natural world, ancient local myths, Buddhism, and Taoism in their designs. These speak much more than mere symbols. One of the most famous carpets of the world is a Persian carpet. With its hand-knotted origins, Persian Carpets are best known for their aesthetic and utility value. Continuing the legacy from ancient times, carpets are used to keep you warm during winters by barricading the cold waves. The types of fibers used in Persian carpets are wool, silk and cotton Floor Mats for foundation.

Another renowned carpet of Indian origin is a Mughal carpet. With respect to its meticulous floral themes and zoomorphic subjects used in carpet weaving, these are elegance personified. These carpets generally represented natural themes like flowering plants, animals and so on. Its rich colours made of organic materials, is a typical feature of the Mughal carpets.

Carpets serve a dual purpose of both aesthetic as well as functional value. India houses a variety of carpets to serve every purpose. They include hand-knotted carpets, tufted woolen carpets, pure silk carpets, Persian carpets, Iranian carpets and Kilims. With respect to hand-knotted carpets, the quality depends upon tightness of the knot and shortness of pile. More the number of knots, better the quality. Tufted carpets are made with organic fiber which acts as a stain resistant, thereby paving way for easy and proper cleaning. These luxurious carpets are available in a variety of elegant shades to match your home furnishings. Designed with a high number of knots per square inch, detailed and fine patterns can find a place there. These come in different designs which include intricate motifs and patterns of nature, bird and animal motifs, hunting scenes, or thematic designs like historical romances. Iranian carpets are made with no prescribed pattern or sketch, but are generated from the weaver’s memory. They are usually created for urban and rural areas as per their size and requirements. The designs are mostly representatives of a particular region. Kilims are not measured in terms of knots or pile. They are flat woven carpets made of stretched fibers. These intricately woven marvels enhance your home’s look to a great extent. With their long-lasting properties and sturdy fabrics, these serve a superior value. You can preserve them by regularly vacuuming and once-in-a-while washing with cold water and dissolved soap to maintain the durability.


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About Rupa Aggarwal Freshman   Analyst

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