By Al3xa. area rugs. At Monday, April 16th 2018, 11:10:35 AM.
Initially, area rugs – as we know them today – were used for practical and protective purposes. In cold climates, they provided warmth and a comfortable and cozy bed to sleep on. In more tropical climates, they were often used for protection, from thorns, sharp rocks and even wildlife.
Constructed from various materials found in nature, some tribes would focus on skinning animals for their hides, whereas others would use reeds and plants that they would weave together into a rug. In some areas, these rugs were handed down from one generation to another, and were often the family’s most prized possession due to the work and energy it took to make one.
KARIN BLAKE. My rooms are architectural and spare so I prefer to use antique area rugs as accents. I don‘t like to waste them under beds or couches. People should expect to spend $5,000 and up for an antique rug.