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Rugs are inventions of shepherd tribes whose descendants later crated villages and cities, kingdoms and empires. For them having a floor covering was a “must” and necessity. The need that was primitively fulfilled with leaves and animal skins.
As humans developed a taste for sophistication and beauty and skills and knowledge to weave, the floor coverings evolved over thousands of years to become rugs in the form that we know today.
Rugs are mentioned in scripts, as ancient of bible and always admired as object of beauty and grandeur.
The oldest rug discovered, is known as Pazyryk a Persian carpet that was found preserved in ice, in a tomb in Altay mountains. The rug was among the treasures that was buried with a Saka prince. A magnificent piece, that shows the highest level of technical proficiency and artistry to make us believe that rugs have been produced for thousands of years and treasured as art and luxury.
The inventors of such an ancient craft still continue to weave their rugs in the same way of their ancestors; they produce wool, gather herbs and vegetables that they need for dying while herding their sheep from one place to another, hand spin and dye the yarn all by themselves within the family.
Tribal rugs are always treasured by collectors as objects that carry forward a valuable and historic culture and tradition.
Contrary to city or court carpets that are woven to sell based on market demand by weavers who follow the pattern as ordered, tribal rugs are still made from memory. Knot by knot the tribal ladies create magnificent pieces in which they pour all their feelings and sentiments as they weave their rugs from memory.
Such rugs are true and honest reflections of feelings and characters of the weavers. Many of these rugs are filled with amazing mass of exuberance that is generated by weavers free spirit, beautiful mind and love of life. Such rugs vibrate with life and love that can brighten the mood of every ambient.
As such rugs are one of a kind and impossible to duplicate, each tribal rug is unique and exclusive piece of art.
Hundreds and thousands of years of weaving tradition has resulted in development of designs and patterns that vary from one family to another and passed down from one generation to another. Designs are often symbols, some of which are as ancient as history.
Such symbols make tribal rugs more interesting, charming and more sophisticated. Tribal pieces are not just artistic production of skilful hands but creations of beautiful minds.