Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hunting Area Rugs

I need to Warn readers that this post may not be suitable for the faint of heart, animal lovers, naturalist, and humanitarians.

Surrounding Vancouver Island, where Victoria and Luv-A-Rug is located, are several smaller habitable islands.

One such island is Saltspring Isl. We get lots of area rugs from Saltspring for cleaning.

One such rug order we received included five Persian area rugs, one Pakistan area rug. One of the rugs we were told was at least one hundred years old.

This rug is very loved and treasured by the owner. There is a distinct wear pattern in the rug and the pile has worn away to the point that it looks like corduroy fabric. These are the rugs I love to see because they have a history and a thousand memories contained in every knot.

This is an old Hunting area rug. One of the unique details about this rug is that the pattern doesn't duplicate. The animals duplicate but not the pattern. The hunting rugs that are made today are much milder in design. They feature animals only, not "hunting" scenes. Older hunting area rugs told a story of warriors being triumphant. Every area rug tells a story, hunting rugs just have the pictures to go along with it.

Thanks for reading, RugloverMary