Armenian culture can’t be imagined without national carpets or rugs and each traditional home has been decorated with them. People cover their floors, seats, chairs, sofas, beds, tables and walls with carpet. Carpet is also a great and original gift for relatives living abroad. In this article, you will read about Armenian carpet history, design, symbols etc.
The history of Armenian Carpet
Carpet weaving as a craft has been developed since ancient times in Armenia. Carpets and rugs were considered essential items and were used by almost all population. This craft was closely associated with everyday life and it was necessary to know. The carpet was also an integral part of the dowry of Armenian girls, so from an early age, they were learning this craft and prepare their carpets.
The Design of Armenian Carpet
Armenian carpets are decorated with red, white, blue, green, and yellow colors. In ancient times, colours were made from flowers, nut peels, roots, and red colour came from “vordan karmir” which is Armenian cochineal.
As a raw material, people used goat and sheep wool. When cotton’s and silk’s cultivation developed in country people started to use also cotton and silk. The decorations which are used in Armenian rugs were also widely used in miniature painting, architecture and silverware.