While sometimes the terms tapestry and rug may be interchangeable, for the most part the difference will lie in the intended use. Rugs are technically woven to be used on the floor while tapestries were made with the intent of hanging on the wall. Many people confuse the term carpet, or antique rugs, as being interchangeable with the word tapestry. A tapestry is usually flat woven and was created specifically to be displayed on a wall just like a painting. The backs of most of the really old examples, will be covered by some type of thin material (like linen) which people would add at some point to protect the tapestry from fraying 😉
Grass rugs are eco-friendly, sustainable, and made with fast-growing plant fibers. Popular options are jute, bamboo, sisal, hemp, and seagrass. Loved for their warm, neutral look, grass rugs lend a rustic, casual style to rooms. Depending on the design, they can work well in any room with heavy foot traffic, but they shine when used on outdoor porches and patios. They are also among the simplest rug type to clean and only need to be shaken out or lightly vacuumed to remove dust and dirt. You’ll need to be quick with blotting liquid spills, though, to avoid permanent staining as the material tends to absorb spills. A downside of grass rugs is that they can be rough and offer little cushioning, so they are not ideal for sitting on for long periods. (we say thank you to Kevia Chapa from Wroclaw, Poland for their insights).
If what you’re looking for is fashion over functionality this is the type of rug you’re looking for. When talking about leather here we are referring to all animal or faux animal skin rugs and fur rugs. This type of rugs may be more difficult to clean and maintain and their durability depends on the quality of the skin and the craftsmanship. If it’s low quality, you should place it in a low-traffic area, while if it’s a high-quality leather rug you can place it in a high-traffic area. They have won’t last long in humid or damp areas. (last emended 64 days ago by Mykah Kellogg from Perth, Australia)
According to Sabrena Wilkes from rugknots.com, there are many different types of Oriental rugs. Certain rug types become more famous than others due to their unique characteristics like where they were created, how they were created, and/or what their designs look like. If you are looking to buy Oriental rugs in the US, then you have come to the right place. Oriental rugs are beautiful, intricate pieces of art that can accentuate any room in your home. Whether you’re looking for a rug to match an existing decor or you want something more traditional, there’s bound to be an Oriental rug on the market for you. That said, with so many options available it can be hard to know which one is best for your needs and budget. Read on to learn more about the different types of Oriental Rugs we have in the market and learn which type of Oriental designs fits your style and budget the best. (revised by Jacob Sanchez from Tamale, Ghana on May 13, 2020)