Rugs Oriental stocks a vast array of quality handmade rugs in various styles, colors, sizes and prices. We pride ourselves on providing the people of the Cayman Islands with the most impressive and eclectic selection of beautiful handmade rugs. We believe there truly is a rug for everyone at Rugs Oriental…whether you’re looking for a finely woven traditional Persian “city” piece, a tribal village rug from Turkey or Iran, or even an affordable contemporary piece from Pakistan or India.
There is a plethora of Traditional rug options available at Rugs Oriental. We have a large selection of “city” pieces which are made usually in workshops, where weavers work under the direction of a foreman and follow detailed patterns. They are typically made on vertical looms, often with several weavers working at the same time on the same piece. These “city” pieces typically have a curvilinear pattern, characterized by rounded, circular elements, scrolls, flowers, birds and trees. They are generally made from either silk, very fine wool or silk and wool. Most of our traditional city pieces are produced in the major weaving centres in Iran ie. Kashan, Tabriz, Nain, Heriz, Bidjar, Saruq and Sonqor.
Rugs Oriental also stocks a wide selection of traditional curvilinear style “Ziegler/Chobi” rugs. A German company based in Manchester (England), Ziegler and Co. commissioned the development of the original Ziegler back in 1883. Using leading designers and master weavers from Iran and Europe, Ziegler and Co. managed to create a design using softer palettes than those typically found in Iran. Ziegler rugs were designed with the western market in mind and fit perfectly into almost any home. Their muted colors using vegetable dyes and simple, yet striking pattern fit well with modern neutral colour schemes and both contemporary or traditional furniture. Most of our new Ziegler carpets are crafted in Pakistan or Afghanistan and are labelled Chobi. Rugs Oriental also stocks a great selection of similar quality geometric style “Kazak” rugs from Pakistan as well as a gorgeous selection of sophisticated Afghan pieces.
For our customers looking for more geometric style traditional rugs we have a fabulous selection of Tribal/Village rugs to choose from. Tribal or village rugs are typically made in the weaver’s own home, generally on a horizontal loom or simple hand loom. The weavers employ traditional geometric design motifs which have been handed down over generations and often have specific meaning assigned to them.