Brief History of Carpets and Rugs

Now used interchangeably, they came from different places but still meant the same thing. Rugs originate from Scandinavian ‘coarse coverlet’ or ‘shaggy tuft’ while carpets come from Old French and Old Italian ‘heavy decorated cloth’ or ‘thick woolen cloth’. Carpets were known much earlier than rugs. Both first appeared in English with similar meanings as … Read more

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