Have you ever pondered the difference between traditional, classic, contemporary and modern carpets? Traditional designs originated in the Middle and Far East such as Persian carpets which have been regarded as an icon of luxurious style for centuries. The weaving of Persian and Oriental carpets dates back some 2,500 years and to this day, remains a closely-guarded “secret” skill that is handed down from family to family and from tribe to tribe. This is why the huge variety of regional styles, including Kashan, Heriz, Tabriz, Luri and Baluch, have retained their famous characteristics over thousands of years. Classic designs usually refer to the most popular and most commonly used designs which can withstand the test of time. These are found amongst the distinctive traditional styles that came from Persia (now Iran) and Afghanistan, as well as India. A fine example is the Kashan. However, Western influences have introduced contemporary twists to traditional designs thereby invigorating carpet design; this is helping to bring statement-making carpets back onto the market for modern homes. Contemporary carpets, just like the ones found at Heriz Gallery, have become hugely popular. These designs feature abstract interpretations of familiar patterns in non-traditional colours, such as the Lexus featured above. These modern designs now stocked by Heriz Gallery are right on trend with a striking 21st Century appeal, still hand woven in naturally-dyed wools and silks with sumptuously thick, velvety piles. The exquisite modern Tibet carpet was woven in India. In light of its colossal clearance sale, Heriz Gallery is slashing prices up to 60& on all current stock. As specialists in hand woven and pure wool Persian carpets, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for among the brand’s extensive range – no matter what your style.Be inspired by these images: Visit: www.herizgallery.co.za
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