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Antique Oriental Rugs

We commonly divide Oriental rugs into those nomadic, cottage industry, and city rugs. The nomadic and cottage industry rugs overlap since many rug weaving ethnicities have people both nomadic and settled. However, both are distinctly different from rugs woven in city workshops. In the nomadic and cottage rugs, often lumped together under the "tribal", the weaver and designer are the same person. In the production of city rugs, a draftsman prepares a knot-by-knot design on graph paper for the weavers to follow. As a result, tribal rugs tend to be more direct . City rugs, on the other hand, are more intricate and may have a wider range of colors.

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