Formal Floral Oriental Rugs

FORMAL FLORAL designs, often referred to as “Curvelinear Floral” or City rugs, have a pre-planned design drawn on graph paper or a written document called a talim, which can then be faithfully copied by the weavers. This pre-planning becomes evident in the four corners of the border of the rug which are identical.

An integral aspect of this style of intricate weaving is that the Oriental rug is being made expressly for sale. Formal Floral rugs like this are produced by a team of people. They include designers, dyers, weavers, and those who shear (trim), wash and finish the carpet.

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