Modern Area Rugs
If you are searching for modern area rugs cheap, you will be glad you visited Rug Source. As you will quickly see, we have modern rugs for sale at the lowest prices you will find anywhere on the internet. When you buy cheap modern rugs from us, you will pay 60 to 70 percent less than you would at a retail outlet. You will also spend 30 to 40 percent less than you would if you made a purchase from one of our direct competitors.
Contemporary Rugs for Your Home
As you tour our website and view the many cheap modern rugs we have for sale, you will notice we have several different kinds of area rugs for you to choose from, including hand-knotted, hand-tufted and hand-woven. To give you a better idea of contemporary rugs in general, we will explain the most common options that will normally be available to you as you shop for cheap modern rugs.
Here are the options you will often come across when you are looking for modern rugs for sale:
This time-tested rug-making tradition has been handed down from generation to generation in many cultures. This technique involves wrapping and knotting yarn around every one of a rug’s warp threads. Every strand of yarn is cut and tamped by hand, which gives hand-knotted rugs a very tight construction.
With this technique, a skilled craftsperson uses a tufting tool to pass yarn through a fabric that is stretched on a frame. The fabric has a pattern on it, which the artisan will follow to create an eye-catching, often colorful design. Hand tufting can produce cut or looped piles. Modern hand-tufted area rugs normally have a latex backing.
Hand-woven rugs are made with the use of a loom. Tradespeople weave yarns that have different widths and colors together to create hand-woven rugs. Hand-woven rugs typically vary widely in the contexts of design and intricacy.
Instead of being handmade by craftspeople, machine-loomed rugs are produced by machines. In addition to being made mechanically, machine-loomed rugs differ from their handmade counterparts in terms of the materials that are used to produce them. Whereas handmade rugs are often made with cotton, wool or silk, synthetic materials are commonly used in the construction of machine-loomed rugs.
Choosing the Right Contemporary Area Rug for Your Space
For many home and business owners, buying a specially crafted area rug represents a big investment, which is why it is important for you to pick the rug that will work best in your space. Here are some tips that can help you make the right choice:
1) Consider Contemporary Rug Use:
Shopping for an area rug that will be put in a room that is rarely used is different from looking for cheap modern rugs that will be placed in areas that see a lot of traffic. Knowing how you will use an area rug and how much wear and tear it will be exposed to will help you choose the rug that is best for your space.
2) Determine Modern Rug Size:
Since you are looking for cheap modern area rugs, you are not going to cover an entire floor with the rug you buy. Measure the area you want to cover with a rug so you will know what size you are going to shop for.
3) Review Furniture Placement:
It is important for you to figure out how you will position your furniture once you have one of our modern contemporary rugs. Where you plan to put your furnishings will influence everything from the final size of the rug you buy to the type of design your rug’s field has. It is necessary for you to have a solid idea of where you are going to place your furniture before you purchase an area rug.
If you would like assistance with finding the rug that is perfect for your living or workspace, contact Rug Source. Our team of experts will explain all the options that are available to you and go over which type of rug is best for you based on your unique lifestyle. Send us an email or give us a call at 980-422-4080 or 704-763-0979 today.
Handwoven Kilim Rugs: Turkish Weaving with a Storied History
Kilim rugs are a handmade, flat-woven carpet with no piles or knotted fluff. Although the word kilim is of Turkish origin, kilim rugs have been made in Turkey, Persia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Morocco, the Balkans and Scandinavia, proving the flat-weaving technique spread far. Because these antique rugs are found across the globe, each region has a different pronunciation and spelling of the name Kilim.
Most experts believe kilims originated in the Anatolia region of modern day Turkey. The earliest examples of kilim rugs date back as far as the 4th century AD, although there is evidence the flat-weave technique probably began at about 1,000 BC in Egypt.
Qashgahii kilims from the Zagros region, along with Turkoman and baluch kilims from eastern Iran and central Asia, are among the styles now highly coveted by those who buy kilim rugs.
The techniques used to make vintage kilim rugs have changed little over the centuries. Whereas a pile rug is made by knotting short strands of different color onto warps and held together by pressing the wefts tightly against each other, the design of a Kilim rug is made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps.
The simple interlocking strands of wool, hair or fiber requires no backing, so Kilim carpets are thinner than traditional Persian rugs and Oriental rugs, making them popular as tapestries or use as bed coverlets.
The Distinctive Motifs and Colors of Kilim Carpets
Common motifs found in Kilim carpets include serrated leaf elements, zig-zag crenellations, shield medallions, diamond borders, and geometric designs. Many of the geometric motifs in kilims – “ramshorn” motifs and serrated medallions or “ashiks” – traveled with nomads as they spread to the Middle East. Elements such as perennials, pomegranates and fronds are popular in modern kilim carpets and vintage kilims alike.
The wide-ranging palette of reds, greens, oranges, and browns in antique Kilim carpets demonstrate the quality of dyes early Anatolian weavers had at their disposal. Many traditional kilim rugs feature warm, muted colors as the primary hues, with cooler tones used to create points of contrast.
The flat-weaving technique used to make Kilim rugs makes it difficult to produce continuous separations of color, so Kilims often have a stepped or crenelated appearance.
A Traditional Kilim Was Practical Before It Was Decorative
Woolen kilims are known for their strength and versatility. Long before Kilims became decorative pieces, tribal communities used them as floor coverings; as bedding or clothing; as horse blankets; for storage of grains; or draped as a shelter against the weather.
Lightweight and easy to transport, Kilims are especially popular in rug-weaving centers with warm climates, where shaggy rugs were not needed to keep warm.
Buying Antique Kilim Rugs and Contemporary Kilims
For many decades, antique Kilim rugs were considered artifacts of primordial tribal design unaffected by the influence of high art or foreign culture. Once overlooked as low status items, antique Kilims are now cherished as examples of the authentic weaving tradition of the Middle East.
We pride ourselves on a distinctive collection of Kilims. For those interested in buying vintage Kilim rugs, our collection of antique carpets offers an extraordinary range of designs and colors. We also carry a vast selection of more modern Kilims for the contemporary home. Shop online or contact us at our Charlotte, North Carolina location to shop for kilim carpets that reflect your style.