The patterns on area rugs that grace the living rooms of the West are mostly Eastern in origin.
Ikat, produced by dyeing a fabric after folding, twisting, or pleating it, and then weaving it, creates a rustic blurriness on such textiles.
The hallmark of paisley is the droplet-shaped motif of Persian origin, which became very popular in the West in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Arabesque, a design with Moorish roots, has interlacing and intersecting flowers, foliage, tendrils, or plain lines that curve and cross each other, often in combination with other elements.
Textiles woven by the Navajos are of geometric form.
What’s common to all of these is their unique vibrancy.