Displaying and Using Carpets and Rugs
Be expansive about the way in which you use rugs and carpets; they don't have to be confined to the floor. Any insight into traditional uses may inspire creative placing in your own home. The Chinese, for example, designed carpets specifically to fit around pillars; there was no vertical border pattern, and a design, such as a dragon, formed a continuous image when wrapped around a column. In the tents of the nomadic tribes of Asia, rich, warmly, colored weavings provided insulation against the harsh winds of the Asian steppes.
sourced from 'Carpet Style' by Barty Phillips
Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)