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NEWS FROM DOMOTEX; Spotlight on the Unique Natural Beauty of Tribal Rugs

by nwrugs February 01, 2016

NEWS FROM DOMOTEX; Spotlight on the Unique Natural Beauty of Tribal Rugs

Tribal rugs are known for their unique patterns and colors. Each one of a kind rug represents a culture and story of history. So how do you tie history into a modern, new space? Simple, modern design is classic design; so anything you choose that is timeless will look amazing in your space until the end of time.

"In an interview for Stylepark, Piero Lissoni speaks about his inclination toward handmade rugs. He shares that as a collector of tribal rugs, for him they are an art piece, each with its special story to tell, each with their artistic identity..."

"...They are all made from precious, natural materials and each rug tells the story of the family that created it: entwining cultural symbols, animals, flowers and events in color & design. He finds that tribal rugs become an important element of a contemporary interior design."

We can't resist saying "We told you so." If you are a regular reader here or on our blog #loveofrugs you know we have been sharing the unique beauty and appeal of hand knotted, one of a kind, tribal rugs for  quite some time now.

When it comes to patterns there are variations, but typically lean towards more symmetrical geometry that lend toward balancing a room.You can have tribal bold shapes as will as softer geometric florals.

Our passion for them can be seen in the wide variety in our collections. You will see designs like Gabbeh, Serapi, Kazak, Oushak, Moroccan, Turkomen, and others. 

Manhattan Nest blog suggest “The most important thing is to consider (when picking a traditional rug) is color…rugs tend to have such interesting designs that sometimes you can get so caught up in the patterns that you forget to focus on the palette.” Pick colors that bring out the best in your room and accessories. You can have fun with bright colors or go classic chic with deeper, sophisticated hues.


Beyond design, the natural materials add further appeal to the “green” conscious cosnumer. Being an organic product, and one that naturally replenishes itself, wool rugs are much more preferred than machine made products that do not break down back into the ecosystem.

Wool is very resilient and its texture allows it to quickly recover from crushing or indenting caused by footsteps or furniture. This natural resilience also keeps the rug looking new and fresh for longer periods of time. 

Overall, handmade tribal rugs are an excellent choice for those seeking to express their original one of a kind style through their home décor. Like art on the wall, unique rugs on the floor provide visual interest and a lifetime of enjoyment.

Visit any one of the 5 NW Rugs showrooms in California, Oregon & Las Vegas. Get a peek at a small selection from our collections:




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