rugs are relatively new to the rug market -- But why are
they so popular ?
Tibetan rugs are a fairly recent addition to the rug market.
These high quality, handmade wool rugs have been made for
centuries and used as blankets, horse saddles, bed covers
and floor rugs for meditation, but it is only lately that
they have been discovered by western buyers. Tibetan rugs
are traditionally made in the kingdom of Nepal and have many
Chinese and Buddhist influences. These high quality wool rugs
typically depict dragons, phoenix, clouds, floral and lotus
images, although more recent American designs have used more
modern and decorative scenes in order to appeal to the American
Tibetan rugs are typically made in 60-100 knot qualities
from the finest quality Tibetan wools. Rugs made from 100
knot quality are also available in wool and silk blends. The
quantity of silk generally used in these high quality wool
rugs can be from 10-40 percent. The main backing cloth is
normally made from cotton or a cotton and silk blend.
Tibetan rugs are an excellent choice if you are looking for
a stylish or elegant look without the complex patterns found
in persian rugs. This style of oriental rug is ideal where
a simple but classy look is required and these top quality
wool rugs should give you many years of enjoyment.
October 15th 2004
By: Paul Goodwin
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