Oriental Rug Aesthetics
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The hand-knotted Oriental rug is an unsigned artwork that reflects the tumult conquests, religious upheavals, and great social and technological changes of the past 2000 years; evolving into a commercial product of mixed heritage and quality. It has honored the floors of rough nomad tents and glorious Persian courts, to the modern household. Across centuries, across cultures, and across religions it has endured. Why so humble a product should be?