A handmade oriental rug is the ultimate travel trophy, but it can be difficult to know who to trust when on your adventures.
Too many travellers find themselves being taken on a ride instead of returning home with a length of treadable magic in their luggage. Thankfully you don't have to travel to the ends of the earth to find the perfect Oriental rug to show off to your friends. We, at Woven, have already done that for you and scouted the best high quality, authentic, oriental rugs money can buy.
The traditional Persian rug
Oriental rugs come in various designs from traditional to postmodern and everything in between. If you would rather go for a design that is heavily traditional, the Windsor WIN04 rug may be the one for you. Inspired by authentic Persian designs and woven in modern durable fibres, this a truly beautiful rug that would work wonderfully as a centre piece for any room. Crafted by talented designers, the intricate patterns are cleverly balanced with space in between making it easier to style and appreciate each detail in the design. We think this rug would be a great asset for a simple decorated room that is crying out for a statement to be made. On the contrary, if you are an Oriental admirer and have a traditional, organic interior already in place then this Persian-inspired rug will fit right in.
The Medallion Design
Medallion patterns are exceptionally common when it comes to Oriental rugs and this Bronte Shadow rug by Asiatic is a beautiful option that could work wonders for your interior. The central pattern or medallion of this rug is an ancient classic, allowing you to incorporate a piece of history in your home. Bronte is a modern take on a a classical and traditional design. This rug is particularly special as it comes in four colour ways with the two darker options exuding masculinity and power. For this reason, it would look great in an office/work space and with dark, angular decor as exemplified in the image above. Style the rug with rustic furniture for an individual, weathered interior many will admire.
Create a contemporary twist
The Fading World Generation 8638 rugs by Louis De Poortere is the perfect flat-weave; bringing a contemporary twist on a traditional style. With intricate patterns and available in 7 beautiful colour ways, this rug would be perfect for all interior spaces looking to add some elegance. With a beautiful oriental design in modern colours, this rug design achieves the perfect balance of sophistication and culture.
Go with understated Elegance
If the above isn't tickling your fancy, tone it down and upscale the elegance with this darling Lucent Taupe rug by Nourison. This Tiebetan rug brings a sumptuous silken feel and soft glowing light into any room. Hand craftsmanship shines through in the rich abstract colour effects on hand-knotted natural fibres, blending the vintage allure of a beautiful rug with contemporary patterns that complement any interior design. If Oriental rugs are something you have lusted after for some time, but fear the difficulties of styling, then this rug is made for you. Find inspiration with our example above on how well this rug fits into a classically decorated room.
Create a fusion of Eastern eclectic and vintage
If you have been on the search for something more eccentric, then have we got the rug for you. The Vintage 8985 Antwerp rug by Louis De Poortere holds an eye-catching patchwork design, inspired by an eclectic mix of designs from the East, combined with original European archives of the 18th century. This beautiful combination of design gives a rich flavour of our historic past contrasted with the modern and rustic colours. This unorthodox twist on oriental rug designs allow the flat-weave to be teamed with every possible interior style. Each rug has multiple layers of texture, distressed areas and intricate stitching detail to give a true vintage look.
Symbols in Oriental Rugs
Gaining knowledge on Oriental symbolism through choosing what speaks to you the most can add depth and meaning to your interior. We believe that this can add more personality to your room and help you choose the perfect rug for you. Refer yourself to the below information on colour symbolism:
Red: wealth, courage, beauty, luck, joy or faith
White: purity and cleanliness
Blue: the afterlife, solitude and truth
Black: mourning or destruction
Yellow: power and glory, joy, the sun
Orange: devotion, piety, humility
Green: hope, renewal, spring and life