Difference between Oriental and Persian plus Over dyed rugs….

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I appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into hand woven Oriental and Persian rugs. Oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted only in Asia with traditional Buddhist motifs and a common colors of blue, red, apricot and yellow. While Persian rugs are made in Iran and you can see the design on front and bottom of rug. Styles range from traditional geometrics to more contemporary patterns with vibrant color. Persian rugs are said to have the finest or highest quality of all oriental style carpets but both Oriental and Persian rugs increase in value over time…

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With that said, I’m more of a fan of Persian rugs because of the color. I like to see them when they’re on display and the focal point. I also like when a traditional rug is a modern vibrant shade. This mustard rug is very pretty to me. I just wish the walls had a mocha color to them to create warmth…

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Which brings me to my current obsession: the over dyed rugs…

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I like the monochromatic look of various blues. When you use the same color throughout, you need to create textures or different shades of the color to prevent it from being stale. You can snatch out hues from an over dyed rug and use those colors for furniture and decor. The rug will keep it all tied together…

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You can purchase some from this collage on Open Sky & Wanelo. The chartreuse and magenta one is my fav. As always, check BBB when making online purchases from unfamiliar companies.

{Images via Fernandez and True, Lilly Bunn, Shirley Meisels w/photo by Stephani Buchman, Callaway Architects w/Photo by Olson Photographic,  Claire Thomas, IDA Architects w/photo by Sean Litchfield}

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