Welcome to the ONLY event in North America to solely focus on fabrics and finished soft goods for all home applications. The term rug” and carpet” are sometimes used synonymously, but the form or the size in which these coverings are manufactured differs. As floor coverings are among the more costly items in a house furnishings budget, careful consideration must be given to fibre, color, decorative character and design, size and construction to obtain the best value of any price level.
The traditional domain of rugs from far away continents, hand knotted squares and rugs use the expertise of weavers to produce work of the finest quality. Turkish pile rugs and kilims are also frequently used as tent decorations, grain bags, camel and donkey bags, ground cushions, oven covers, sofa covers, bed and cushion covers, blankets, curtains, eating blankets, table top spreads, prayer rugs and for ceremonial occasions.
Some historians consider that the Indus Valley civilization first developed the use of woven textiles. Flat weave is the basic weaving technique of Citapore rugs and generally cotton is the main weaving material here but jute, rayon and chenille are also popular. The Czartoryski carpet with coat of arms of the Polish Myszkowski family, 12 made with a cotton warp, a silk weft and pile, and metal wrapped thread (Iran, 17th century).
A hooked rug is a simple type of rug handmade by pulling strips of cloth such as wool or cotton through the meshes of a sturdy fabric such as burlap. The warp in woven carpet is usually cotton and the weft is jute. The carpet is produced on a loom quite similar to woven fabric The pile can be plush or Berber Plush carpet is a cut pile and Berber carpet is a loop pile.
4 The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the term comes “…from Old French carpite “heavy decorated cloth, carpet,” from Medieval Latin or Old Italian carpita “thick woolen cloth,” probably from Latin carpere “to card, pluck,” probably so called because it was made from unraveled, shredded, “plucked” fabric”. 2 3 The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the term “carpet” was first used in English in the late 13th century, with the meaning “coarse cloth”, and by the mid-14th century, “tablecloth, or bedspread”. Home Textiles Sourcing Expo welcomed more than 630 attendees from 15 countries and 120 exhibitors.