Oriental Carpets

The Good Things About Oriental Carpets

oriental carpetsThere isn’t any question about the wonder of oriental carpets. Thus, the art form can be described as achieving beauty through design and colour. The truth is this art form dates back to the 15th century. And with Oriental rugs, the use of colour and design often creates a work of art quite different from what one might have expected. Indeed, it may seem like an unplanned effect, but Oriental rugs are an actual art form. Symmetrical patterns and designs and the repetition of these patterns determine it.

In general, traditional Oriental carpets date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. At the time, traditional weaving occurred throughout Asia, China, and India—then Turkey and Iran. There was even some weaving that took place in Egypt and Spain.

After some time, different regions worldwide developed distinctive designs and styles in their rug-making. These styles and techniques were a consequence of the available materials.

Oriental Carpets Making

Furthermore, the art form of oriental carpets comes with several different elements, including mathematics, Islamic art, and spirituality. Patterns utilised in Oriental rugs are not just a whim but also follow numbers’ beauty. Indeed, the divine origin of the Islamic doctrine, which believes multiplicity is an expression of unity. However, there is no question that the beauty of these tied carpets to creative talent and design. But it also depends on the rugs used to make the yarn. The rugs combine knots, rows, and wefts—eventually part and parcel of the weaving process.

After weaving, the pile of yarn is visible on the carpet’s surface. You can find the design, pattern, and colour in this pile. Even though the Oriental rug is two-dimensional in appearance, it is, in fact, three-dimensional in structure. Use two types of rug knots. The Turkish or Ghiordes knot and the Persian or Senneh knot are the most popular knot forms.

Creating Designs And Patterns

The repetition of the knots, coupled with colour and design, produces familiar traditional patterns. The model consists of the unit, repetition, and system organisation characteristics. For the Oriental design to work, it has to have symmetry. It enables the pattern to have meaning through change and in-variance. By varying the way, symmetry is anticipated to repeat, transforming designs into beautiful artworks.

Oriental weaving uses four fundamental symmetries in repetition to form its patterns. These symmetries can be shaped by how the knots are initiated. This symmetry in design was completed using border patterns—seven combinations employed in Oriental rugs. Field patterns are combined with symmetrical repetitions to form the two-dimensional patterns we understand on Oriental rugs. You will find 17 other systems that can be grouped to create the appropriate designs.

The Four Oriental carpets are a complex art form, practised for thousands of years. The beauty we have all come to enjoy and value is higher than skin in-depth.

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Last updated 21/12/2023 Experienced, researched, and written by  Graeme Stephens