Those of us who purchase, collect, and admire Oriental rugs don’t need to be convinced of their worth. From the interesting conversations they start to the warmth and color they add to your home, we are well aware of the value they add. But what if you have a friend who needs some advice on purchasing a rug, or you’ve met someone who just doesn’t understand and wants to know more about Oriental rugs or, more to the point, why you love Oriental rugs so much?
These 10 reasons may help them understand why Oriental rugs are worth buying.
When you own a handmade Oriental rug, the rug may well outlast you. Some of the most beautiful and intricate designs are antiques that have been in families for generations. With the proper maintenance, Oriental rugs can last for decades, and are often passed down to the next generation as family heirlooms to be treasured.
Great Art Never Goes Out Of Style
When you buy an Oriental or Persian rug you’re buying more than just a rug – you’re buying a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork. Each artist works with the materials they have at-hand, and because the available materials vary considerably from one region to another, each piece turns out completely different from the others.
Warmth And Style
An Oriental rug may help reduce home heating costs – it’s true! Wool rugs can help cut down drafts on wood floors, and because heat won’t escape as quickly, it may actually reduce your heating bills. Better still, it will do this without compromising on your interior décor.
Every Oriental rug has history behind it, from the region it was made in, to the meaning of the motifs, and the inspiration the weaver must have used to create the designs. Those who know and understand this and appreciate each and every conversation their Oriental rug has started, and
Oriental rugs are hand-woven from materials such as wool, silk, and cotton and the best ones have many knots per square inch, making them just as durable as they are beautiful.
Because the best of these rugs are made from natural and biodegradable materials with no chemical derivatives in their dyes, they are the perfect eco-décor for those who want something that is environmentally sustainable and beautiful.
Good For The Global Economy
When you purchase a hand-made Oriental or Persian rug, you are helping people who live in remote locations to provide for their families, while getting something valuable in exchange.
For some people, the way they prove to the world that they’ve “made it” is by purchasing something for their home. Often, this type of home décor is considered a status symbol for those who exude good taste and decorative flair.
Easy To Maintain
A light brushing with a broom, a quick shake, or an extremely gentle vacuuming is all that is necessary to keep it in top shape. Only rugs that are kept in high traffic areas may require to be cleaned more regularly.
An Investment Piece
Oriental rugs really are investment pieces of décor. These aren’t carpets that have simply rolled off an assembly line somewhere. Some rugs are considered to be antique, and the best ones are on display in museums all over the world. Buying a genuine Oriental rug is like an investment that will get you handsome returns in due time.