1. Traditional style rugs replicate the classic patterns, colors, and styles of antique rugs. Below we outline some of the most popular rugs in the traditional style category.
Oriental or Persian: 'Oriental' is an out-of-date term meaning 'of the East', with 'the East' being defined as a vast region reached by early European explorers when they travelled east over the Mediterranean Sea or by circling the southern tip of Africa. Oriental rugs loosely classify any rug in one of the original styles characteristic of these regions' rug weavers. Rug weaving began due to funcitonal necessity, and evolved into an art. Rugs were originally created by travelling tribes of shepherds who made themselves blankets and floor mats for comfortable sleeping. The craft was developed to include hand-woven flat weave rugs as well as dense, cushiony, cut-pile hand-knotted rugs, and a variety of other interpretations that developed into unique design and manufacturing traditions. Persian and oriental rugs feature intricate patterns, including many that specific to particular tribes of weavers. The motifs and patterns used can identify where an ancient rug was made, and who made it. Western explorers who found these beautifully handmade rugs recognized their exotic aesthetic appeal and purchased them for consumers back home. As demand for the beautiful 'oriental' rugs developed, so did the trade. The oriental rugs were originally made, from start to finish, completely by hand. Wool was sheared from sheep or goats and spun into yarns that were woven or knotted together on ancient loom structures. For hundreds of years this trade progressed, and while the traditional hand-made techniques for rug weaving are being replaced with more efficient machines as well as synthetic dyes and materials, the traditional patterns of the original oriental and persian rugs are still being manufactured today. Handmade imported rugs are usually more expensive than the machine-manufactured alternatives. CSN Rugs offers a wonderful selection of both.
Tribal Flat-Weaves:Many tribal flat-weave rugs are also examples of oriental or Persian styles. Styles like kilims and dhurries were woven originally by nomadic peoples to be used as blankets. However, similar weaving styles are also characteristic of Native American and Central American rugs, including rugs that fall under the often misused classification of Navajo rugs. Flat-weave rugs are made on looms. Warps are stretched vertically from the bottom to the top of the loom. The wefts are then woven through the warps to create a flat textile surface. Patterns in flat-weave rugs must be simple, due to the weaving technique. Therefore, geometric and simple pastoral designs are typical of the tribal flat-weave rug styles. CSN Rugs carries a large selection of rugs made in the traditional flat-weaving techniques and patterns of both the nomadic tribes of Southern and Western Asia and the Native American tribes of the Southwestern United States and Mexico.
Aubusson and Savonnerie:Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs are related styles that originated in France in the 15th century. Elegant, floral, and extremely popular with modern designers, Aubusson rugs are making a resurgence in modern homes. Typically featuring floral medallions in open fields, Aubusson rugs were originally flat-weave rugs. Today the Aubusson patterns have been adapted into more foot-friendly pile rugs. The Aubusson is the model for many contemporary Indian and Persian rug styles. Savonnerie rugs have always been pile carpets, and look similar to Persian rugs from Kerman. Savonnerie rugs have an impressionist quality that many people find to be very appealing. Aubusson and Savonnerie styles have evolved into several main styles over the course of the following centuries, right up until the turn of the 20th century. Other style names for the Aubusson and Savonnerie designs include Antoinette, Josephine and Maison.
2. Transitional style is easy to approach for the do-it-yourself designer. Transitional rugs combine both contemporary and traditional design styles into one, creating a look that is both classic and modern. Transitional rugs join contemporary elements like animal prints with traditional borders, simplify antique patterns into clean lines and shapes, and add bright colors to the antique look of traditional rugs. The versatility of transitional rugs makes them a good choice if you're not sure which of the less flexible styles suits your taste or your home ? transitional carpets work in pretty much any setting.
Solid: Simple yet bold, bright and lively, our solid rugs come in a variety of fun colors. You can find almost any color in our many collections, so go ahead and find something to match your home's d
It's important to apply make-up correctly in order to look your best. Follow these valuable instructions and learn how to properly apply pressed powder.
Pressed powder is a must for makeup wearers. It helps hide blemishes and control shine on extremely smooth areas of the face, such as the nose. It also helps keep oily skin in check. Pressed powder adds a finished appearance to the face, and it gives the skin a more even tone.
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