Medallion rugs versus All Over Pattern rugs

Home Decor, Interior Design

Choosing a rug design can be quite cumbersome. In today’s fast paced world, picking a rug for your space should be the least of one’s problems. However, it is important to know what kind of carpet would one want to pick to adorn his or her living space. A traditional rug can be usually be categorized in two types. On one hand, there are rugs with a medallion in the center of the piece that is generally a large floral pattern.  On the other hand, there are other types of pieces that have an all over floral or geometrical pattern. There are various factors to consider as deciding what kind of rug should one go in for.

Medallion Rug:

A medallion is also know as the centerpiece of the rug and is a big motif design pattern placed right in the center of the rug. When choosing a rug with a medallion pattern, it is highly recommended not to place a table on top of it. Placing any piece of furniture right in the center of the carpet not only covers or hides the medallion design but also ruins the whole look of the room.

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It is best to place furniture like a table, a decorative piece etc. on the sides or corners of the rug. This way the middle design is visible and the look of the entire room is also enhanced.  Some experts are of the notion that the medallion designs stems from religious nature of the craftsman or weavers. It seems that their inspiration probably came from domes of the mosques or its artwork.

All over Pattern Rugs:

All over Pattern rugs are those types of carpets that do not have a medallion in the center of the piece. Such rugs have an all over running pattern and can either be geometrical or floral. These rugs are formed by repetition of the same motif. The design is woven by nomadic weavers and the motif of a carpet can be used to determine the particular tribe, or place of origin.

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Experts highly suggest placing a piece of furniture when placing a rug with an all over pattern and without a medallion. Placement of such furniture or decorative items in the center of the rug, break the monotony of the running design pattern of the rug and also create more room to place other items on the four corners around it. In such rugs, all parts of pattern are interconnected and usually drawn without the designer’s hand being lifted.

Hence, though it is an individualistic choice to pick a rug with or without a medallion, it is highly suggested to choose one according to the look of the room and place the furniture accordingly.

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Yak Carpet: Best Handmade Carpet Store in India

Home Decor, Rugs and Carpets

As a discerning buyer, one is often confused when it comes to buying a good quality handmade carpet. Considering there are several factors that help decide upon that big purchase, the carpet really needs to speak to oneself. Behind each rug there is a story that speaks volumes and involves intricate workmanship. Given the fact that bargaining is nothing new to the Indian market, buying a rug can be quite cumbersome. A buyer is often lured by rug dealers selling skills and gets carried away by the same.

Carpets

One such carpet store that spells total quality and is one of Asia’s oldest and largest handmade carpet establishments is Yak Carpet. The company is synonymous with its name where the animal “Yak” is considered loyal and reliable. Similarly, Yak Carpet is amongst the only few that guarantees quality products and provides prompt service to its customers. More than selling products to their clients, they believe in providing in-depth knowledge to their clients and ensure that the customer is fully satisfied and knows what he is buying.

Yak Carpet : India's No 1 Handmade Carpet StoreThere are several types of handmade carpets namely silk, woolen, Afghans, kilims, modern or contemporary rugs. A pure Kashmir silk rug is considered to be fine and provides extra opulence to any existing space. Many a times, for a layman it is hard to distinguish between a pure silk and artificial silk rug. Yak ensures to educate its buyers by showing them how to test the two types, count the number of knots and learning about the weave of the rug.

Yak often holds seminars and “Carpet Talk Sessions” to educate rug enthusiasts and carpet connoisseurs about the fine art of carpet weaving. Since their inception in 1976, Yak has shipped more than thousands of rugs to clients worldwide and till date, they are highly recommended through word of mouth by satisfied customers. For customers, who are physically unable to visit the store, one can shop online through Yak’s e-store www.rugsandbeyond.com

Hence, with an establishment like Yak around the corner, one doesn’t have to worry about buying a good quality rug. They say it is crucial to be genuine enough to stay in business. Similarly Yak only sells rugs and not “Ethics”