Most Americans refer to any wool area rug with geometric designs and flowers, as an “Oriental Rug” or “Persian Rug”. At one time the ancient Persian Empire extended from North Africa to India, and included Turkey and Armenia. The world of rugs and carpets includes over 10,000 different types, identified by the patterns of the [...]
The interesting thing about Chinoiserie is the tremendous range and variety of Oriental scenes and fantastical decorative details. Individual artifacts to make a room interesting and show off the sophistication of the homeowner.