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Attributes - Color

area rugsIn creating a work of art, the two most important elements are design and color. We could even say that color is more important than design because it is by color contrast that design is created, whether that work of art is a black-and-white portrait or a colorful handmade rug.

In handmade rugs, colorful motifs are woven into the rug against the solid color in the background and the border, creating even more incredible color contrast. All handmade rugs are identified by their background color and border color.

Colors are also an important factor in determining the origin of handmade rugs. Different rug producing areas use different combinations of colors and different types of dyes. Colors are chosen according to the best dyes available in the environment whether natural or synthetic, and even sometimes according to their symbolic values (traditional and religious meanings).

Background Colorback to top

This is the dominant color in the background of the area rug. Background color is the underlying color of the entire rug with the exception of the border. In some cases, however, the background and the border color are the same.

Handmade rugs contain many different motifs woven with exquisite colors. The motifs rest on a background woven in a solid color. The most widely used background colors are red, blue, beige, and yellow. These colors come in various shades and hues.

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Border Colorback to top

This is the dominant color in the background of the area rug. Background color is the underlying color of the entire rug with the exception of the border. In some cases, however, the background and the border color are the same.

Handmade rugs contain many different motifs woven with exquisite colors. The motifs rest on a background woven in a solid color. The most widely used background colors are red, blue, beige, and yellow. These colors come in various shades and hues.

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