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    Oriental Rugs & Traditional Rugs: Pure Fascination

    Many models can be referred to as classic rugs. This category comprises Oriental rugs, but also subtle designs like, for example, rugs with borders or plain models of great quality, which are reasonably also referred to as “classically elegant”. But basically, it is a matter of taste if a certain rug is perceived as classic or not. Nevertheless, we want to offer a wide selection of classic rugs to allow you to select a model meeting your personal preferences. Therefore, you will find vintage rugs decorated with classically inspired patterns, as well as subtle wool rugs of great quality among our range. At our online shop you also have the option to use various filters to sort classic rugs by colour, pattern, material and many other features. This way you can easily find classic rugs in beige, models with floral patterns or made of natural materials such as our sisal rugs. Occasionally, of course, price plays a big role: a hand-knotted oriental carpet can be worth the price of a small car, but fortunately you can also find cheaper models here, so you don't have to dig deep into your pockets to buy your carpet at a reasonable price.


    Oriental rugs

    The Oriental rug is probably the best known and most popular kind of classic rugs. The range is enormous and covers all types of rugs originating from geographic regions commonly referred to as the Orient. These regions nowadays include areas of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. An Oriental rug can be produced in many different ways, using various materials: whether woven or knotted from wool, silk, cotton or hemp. These particular details often reveal more about their quality and origin, just like the design, which also varies depending on its descent. Thus, a North African Berber rug is similar to a modern shaggy rug in regard to its weave. A Persian rug or an Iranian nomadic rug, on the other hand, impresses with its rich colours, oriental-style patterns and exotic flair. Nonetheless, all models share certain features: they are carefully made by hand using natural and valuable materials. Unfortunately, that makes Oriental rugs unaffordable for many. But luckily, we offer suitable alternatives: you can choose among reasonable Oriental rugs, but also models we produce ourselves on the basis of classic oriental designs. These are generally machine woven, using synthetic fibres and correspondingly are more inexpensive than their high-priced counterparts. Due to a robust processing and manufacturing using synthetic fibres, our Oriental carpets are very easy-care and can be used in most places without hesitation. This makes them versatile furnishings that even decorate the hallway of your home in the shape of rug runners. As we additionally offer a great selection in regard to different shapes and sizes, the rugs are suitable for many living spaces, among others also for the bedroom as a bedside carpet that usually have a small-format.

    Traditional rugs

    Traditional rugs have been in high demand for a long time and now even provide creative inspiration for modern rugs and current interior trends with their rich designs and patterns. While traditional rugs are still made by hand, following long-established manufacturing techniques, their modern pendants are mostly tufted or woven by machine and thus are similar to other textile products whose production has been efficiently automated in the course of industrialisation. In regard to its design, a traditional rug is characterized by filigree ornamental patterns, florals and decorative borders; these are timeless and complement every interior style. However, these motifs are not the only distinguishing feature of traditional rugs as rich, intense colours are also very typical for them. Originally, natural dyes were extracted from plant roots, for example, and were used to add a special, colourful look to this particular kind of textile home furnishing. Nowadays, synthetic dyes are used more frequently as these are very intense and at the same time highly affordable. Thus, traditional rugs now come in vivid pink and muted pastel colours, creating a trendy antique look in your home.

    Timeless elegance: Traditional and oriental rugs

    Delve into the world of timeless beauty with our traditional and oriental rugs, where each weave tells a story steeped in history. From the intricate patterns of a Persian rug to the classic design of a royal classic piece, our collection is a treasure trove of handcrafted masterpieces. These rugs are the quintessence of traditional rugs, featuring motifs that have adorned homes for centuries. Whether you're looking for a large traditional rug to be the centerpiece of your living room or a wool rug to bring warmth and texture to your space, our selection caters to connoisseurs of classic style.

    Our oriental rugs are more than just carpet; they are works of art that bring a piece of the world medallion heritage into your home. Skilfully inspired by artisans from Central Asia, each rug boasts a rich palette of colour that complements the decor of any room. The floral patterns and intricate designs imbued in our rugs are reminiscent of starry nights, capturing the essence of traditional aesthetics. Place one beneath a coffee table or beside a seater sofa to add a touch of opulence to your living space.

    With our traditional and oriental rugs, you're not just purchasing a product type; you're investing in a legacy of luxury that will elevate your home's ambiance. These rugs serve as the perfect backdrop for your living room furniture, enhancing the room's character and elegance. The delicate silk threads interwoven with fine wool exemplify the intricate design inherent in every piece. Whether it's a handmade rug accentuating your dressing table or a garous rug setting the tone for modern rugs in a contemporary setting, our collection offers a sophisticated fusion of the past and present, designed to enchant and inspire.

    Classic Oriental Rugs - Our Guide

    What types of oriental rugs are there?

    Oriental carpets can be classified and divided in many ways. One possibility of classification is by style: besides geometric styles, mainly arabesque, froral, curvilinear or even figural styles occur. Another possibility of classification is by the pattern of the main field: a distinction is made between medallion patterning, field patterning, repeat patterning and those carpets with pictorial motifs. The most common classification of carpets is the distinction according to geographical origin. At benuta you will find oriental rugs of every kind:

    How do I clean a hand-knotted oriental rug?

    Only a clean oriental rug can unfold its full splendour in the room. If the contamination of your oriental rug or Persian rug is very high, you should definitely have the valuable carpet professionally cleaned. Of course, this is especially true for very valuable, hand-knotted objects, which you should regard as a work of art. After all, an expensive painting should also be cleaned and restored by a restorer. Even if professional cleaning companies advise against it, it is certainly possible to get your oriental rug clean again yourself in the case of minor stains and soiling. So, if you forgo professional carpet cleaning, you should consider some important points and clean your classic model with care and gently remove stains from the carpet: pay particular attention to the material used, especially silk carpets are very sensitive. For more information, please read our advice article for immediate remedies for carpet stains "Cleaning rugs & removing rug stains". 

    We strongly recommend that you use a professional cleaning service for valuable carpets.

    What should I look for when buying oriental rugs?

    Whether the oriental carpet is hand-knotted can be recognised by various features: First, a machine-knotted carpet usually has fringes on the side. Pull on a single fringe and observe the knots on the back of the oriental rug that are in line with this fringe and connected into the rug. If these move when you pull, the fringes are not sewn on and the warp thread is forming the fringes through the carpet. Machine-knotted carpets are usually flawless and flawlessly uniform. A hand-knotted oriental carpet will always have minimal variations due to the large number of knots per square metre. So look around the back of the classic rug for recurring patterns and watch for small slight variations in the colour sequence or look for knots that show different sizes. Speaking of size, a hand-knotted rug often has minimal size differences in length or width. So take a tape measure and measure the sides of the carpet. A hand-knotted carpet has significant differences in the millimetre range. When buying an oriental carpet, also pay attention to the origin of the carpet, which must always be stated. Genuine oriental carpets come in particular from Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and Turkey.

    Discover now the whole variety of oriental rugs in our online shop for rugs.