IDENTIFYING ORIENTAL RUGS (style and design)

Traditional and genuine Oriental Area Rugs have a unique look that is immediately recognizable. They are hand-woven, knotted, and beautifully designed with cultural patterns.

A rug design can be described as either rectilinear (geometric) or curvilinear (floral). Curvilinear rugs show floral figures with fluid drawing and complicated weaving. Rectilinear rugs are bolder, more angular, and highly stylized. Rectilinear rugs are associated with nomadic and village weaving, while curvilinear designs require intricacy and pre-planning, sometimes made in factories or workshops.

A basic design may cover the entire field (background), creating the impression that the pattern continues after the rug ends. This characteristic is common in Islamic Design, which fills the carpet with redundant, interwoven ornaments in a manner called “infinite repeat.” A typical oriental rug design uses something called a “medallion,” or a symmetrical pattern occupying the center of the field. Parts of the medallion are repeated at the four corners of the field. More than one medallion can be used, and they may be arranged at different sizes, angles, and shapes across the rug. The field of a rug can also be broken down into shaped compartments, like diamonds, rectangles, or squares. In most Oriental Area Rugs, the field is surrounded by thick stripes or borders. Generally, there is one wide main border surrounded by minor (guardian) borders. The main border is the most complex, filled with rectilinear or curvilinear designs.

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MANHATTAN

Central Harlem

10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039

Chelsea and Clinton

10001, 10011, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10036

East Harlem

10029, 10035

Gramercy Park and Murray Hill

10010, 10016, 10017, 10022

Greenwich Village and Soho

10012, 10013, 10014

Lower Manhattan

10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10038, 10280

Lower East Side

10002, 10003, 10009

Upper East Side

10021, 10028, 10044, 10065, 10075, 10128

Upper West Side

10023, 10024, 10025

Inwood and Washington Heights

10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10040

BROOKLYN

Central Brooklyn

11212, 11213, 11216, 11233, 11238

Southwest Brooklyn

11209, 11214, 11228

Borough Park

11204, 11218, 11219, 11230

Canarsie and Flatlands

11234, 11236, 11239

Southern Brooklyn

11223, 11224, 11229, 11235

Northwest Brooklyn

11201, 11205, 11215, 11217, 11231

Flatbush

11203, 11210, 11225, 11226

East New York and New Lots

11207, 11208

Greenpoint

11211, 11222

Sunset Park

11220, 11232

QUEENS

Northeast Queens

11361, 11362, 11363, 11364

North Queens

11354, 11355, 11356, 11357, 11358, 11359, 11360

Central Queens

11365, 11366, 11367

Jamaica

11412, 11423, 11432, 11433, 11434, 11435, 11436

Northwest Queens

11101, 11102, 11103, 11104, 11105, 11106

West Central Queens

11374, 11375, 11379, 11385

Rockaways

11691, 11692, 11693, 11694, 11695, 11697

Southeast Queens

11004, 11005, 11411, 11413, 11422, 11426, 11427, 11428, 11429

Southwest Queens

11414, 11415, 11416, 11417, 11418, 11419, 11420, 11421

West Queens

11368, 11369, 11370, 11372, 11373, 11377, 11378

STATEN ISLAND

Port Richmond

10302, 10303, 10310

South Shore

10306, 10307, 10308, 10309, 10312

Stapleton and St. George

10301, 10304, 10305

Mid-Island

10314

BRONX

Central Bronx

10453, 10457, 10460

Bronx Park and Fordham

10458, 10467, 10468

High Bridge and Morrisania

10451, 10452, 10456

Hunts Point and Mott Haven

10454, 10455, 10459, 10474

Kingsbridge and Riverdale

10463, 10471

Northeast Bronx

10466, 10469, 10470, 10475

Southeast Bronx

10461, 10462,10464, 10465, 10472, 10473

WESTCHESTER

Yonkers

10701, 10702, 10703, 10704, 10705, 10706, 10707, 10708, 10709, 10710

LONG ISLAND

Southampton

11713, 11933, 11942, 11959, 11963, 11969, 11977,
11901, 11937, 11946, 11960, 11965, 11972, 11978,
11932, 11941, 11949, 11962, 11968, 11976

Westhampton

11977, 11978

Nassau

11732, 11753, 11756, 11003, 11758, 11762, 11010,
11020, 11021, 11765, 11022, 11023, 11024, 11771,
11030, 11773, 11040, 11050, 11783, 11791, 11793,
11797, 11801, 11802, 11803, 11804, 11853, 11501,
11507, 11509, 11510, 11514, 11516, 11518, 11520,
11530, 11531, 11542, 11545, 11547, 11548, 11549,
11550, 11552, 11553, 11554, 11557, 11558, 11559,
11560, 11561, 11563, 11565, 11566, 11568, 11569,
11570, 11571, 11572, 11575, 11576, 11577, 11579,
11580, 11581, 11582, 11590, 11596, 11598, 11709,
11710, 11714.

North Jersey, NJ

Allendale, NJ 07401
Alpine, NJ 07620, 07624, 07626, 07627
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Hoboken, NJ 07030, 07086
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
Livingston, NJ 07039
Millburn / Short Hills, NJ 07078
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, 07054
North Caldwell, NJ 07006
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Westfield, NJ 07091
North Jersey, NJ
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