When stripped of the age-old mystique of magic carpets, Oriental rugs can be defined as a hand-woven rug of natural fiber made in geographical areas that include the Near East, Middle East, Far East and the Balkans. True Oriental rugs also share a common characteristic-the manner in which there're made.
Oriental rugs are either flat-woven or hand-knotted, In flat-woven, pileless rugs, horizontal and vertical threads from both the rug itself and the design. In hand-knotted rugs, strands of yarn are tied into flat-woven fabric, creating a pile and pattern.
From this foundation had developed the variety of weaving styles, designs and geographic similarities which often confuse purchasers. ABC Decorative Rugs. can help you lead through this complex maze of names, knots and locales.