The digital manipulation of images is something that has caused much soul searching in some sectors of the publishing industry, but until now, this is not a subject that has bothered our hallowed turf. While celebrities and starts have been airbrushed with a twinkle and wrinkle of everlasting youth, rugs have stoically remained unadulterated stars of the past, unimpeachable celebrations of the beneficial effects of age and patina.
The handmade carpet continues its remarkable journey and is reaching a new angle of appreciation in terms of its design and increasing popularity. The clean lines and simple modern minimalistic interiors that most of us live in and work in are hungry for a touch of color, design and history. Once again we are realizing the potential of these works of art. Handmade rugs are points of distinction and motifs of personal taste within an interior. A rug’s ability to transform a room, to set a mood, to provide comfort and texture, and designate a function to a space make it an essential element to any interior.