The patterns on area rugs that grace the living rooms of the West are mostly Eastern in origin.
Ikat is a kind of textile, which is dyed after being folded, twisted or pleated and only then woven. This is what gives it a rustic blurriness.
A decorative motif of Moorish roots, Arabesque has interlacing and intersecting flowers, foliage, tendrils, or plain lines that curve and cross each other, often in combination with other elements.
Paisley is a composition of droplet shapes. Persian in origin, it became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Navajo rugs and fabrics are woven by members of the Navajo tribe and have a geometric appeal.
What’s common to all of these is their unique vibrancy.