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Design Trend: Tribal to the Forefront

Tribal to the Forefront

Loloi tribal rug

Let's Talk! When you hear the word “Tribal”  Tribal Tattoos, Braids, Clothing and Jewelry, probably spring to mind, but what about Tribal Rugs??

Tribal rugs have been a part of many cultures for centuries, and are becoming more and more popular in design spaces too! I will even go as far to say that these Rugs are on fire!

Rug and Home has authentic Bohemians, Persians, Kazaks, Ikats, Dhurries, Southwestern "Navajo" inspired tribal rugs, and lets not forget the Soft and Plush Moroccan Rugs. Just to name a few.

Tribal Rug

First and foremost Let's define Tribal- Tribal art is the visual arts and material culture of indigenous peoples from around the world. These particular rugs have been around for hundreds of years and were all hand knotted and made from wool. They were used for many purposes not only in the cities as rugs; but were used to wrap clothing, tools, and food for the people that made them. Tribal rugs were made into tents to shelter people from the element's. Many people made tribal rug’s rich with their family’s history to sell in city markets and to give as wedding gifts.

Ikat rug

Tribal rugs stand out from the crowd with their large and small medallions, symbols, bold geometric patterns, colors, and styles. All tribal rugs differ depending on what "Tribe" and what part of the world they were made in. Nowadays designers like to refer to these rugs as having an “Aztec" motif, being able to tie into simple but rich interior designs.

Ikat rug

There is so much more I could say about Tribal rugs, but I will leave you with this last piece of advise. You can mix and match different types of ethnic tribal prints as well as accessories together with just about any look out there! If you are going for a home decor that is contemporary, rustic, antique, or all your own there is a tribal rug that will match your style. Know you can choose that Tribal rug with flair and confidence and if its hand knotted you will Love and have it forever!

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