Carpet weaving and rug making are among the most ancient domestic arts in the world. The skills required to craft beautiful traditional rugs have been passed down for centuries and are essential to the cultures and lifestyles of many peoples in the Middle East, Northern Africa, and Asia. An exquisite traditional rug from Weavers Plus can become the focal point of your hallway, living room, or dining room, and add timeless artistry to any Toronto home.
Where Do Traditional Rugs Come From?
Although Persian and oriental rugs are the most easily recognizable types of traditional rugs, weaving has been a widely spread and important part of many cultures for centuries. With a little research, you might even be surprised to find patterns and practices that are unique to your ancestral heritage. Throughout human history, rugs have remained an international symbol of community, home, warmth, and sharing. They bring together friends and family just as they bring together the personalized look and feel of your rooms.
Here are just a few traditional rugs listed by their place of origin and distinguishing styles and features:
- China – Dragons, birds, and other animals.
- Europe – Art Deco, Art Nouveau, modern.
- Israel – Judaica, religious images and symbols.
- Kurdistan – Bright colour palette, extensive use of natural symbols.
- Morocco – Abstract, modern, geometric.
- Scandinavia – Solid colours, stark geometric shapes.
- Spain – Classic, Renaissance European.
- Turkey – Striking colours, large and symmetrical patterns.
What Can You Expect from Traditional Rugs at Weavers Plus?
The rug experts at Weavers Plus curate a vast collection of finely crafted, high-quality traditional rugs from all over the world in our Toronto showroom, selecting only the best for our customers. One of the best qualities of traditional rugs is that they come in such a wide range of shapes, sizes, colours, patterns and designs, so every piece is unique to the owner and the room. Hand-made traditional rugs take months to produce, from refining the wool to weaving each shape and dying each thread. Weavers Plus brings the same care and dedication to our rug selection, cleaning, and repairing processes, preserving the fine art of rugs and carpets for future generations to enjoy.
In addition to traditional rugs, Weavers Plus carries a diverse collection of modern, contemporary, and antique rugs to satisfy every taste and predilection. Call 416-861-1480 or visit our Toronto location and let us help you to begin your around-the-world journey for the “just-right” rug.