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Publication Date: 2015-02-17

Design Insights

Get It On the Floor!

Here is a little history lesson for you all. As early as 7000 B.C., evidence has shown that civilizations wove fine materials together in an assortment of colors to create vivid and texturally unique carpets and rugs. Knotted carpets are considered the earliest type of material flooring, and these carpets are produced from a horizontal loom or a long handed weaving process. A horizontal loom is essentially a tool with pedals that allows weavers to meticulously interlace threads together to create fine rugs. Interestingly, the horizontal loom evolved from the vertical loom, and in both types of loom, threads revolve around a cylinder at the peak. The threads are gathered together on the loom, and the finished piece is then collected once the weave is complete.

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