Oriental rugs come in all shapes, sizes, designs, and colors. So which types of Oriental rugs fit best with tribal decor?
Authentic Oriental rugs already have an exotic edge due to the imperfections that arise in the weaving process, but these five Oriental rug types are sure to be the perfect addition to your eclectic room.
Top 5 Tribal Rugs
1. Kilim Rugs
Kilim rugs come from all over. With their bold geometric patterns and bright solid colors they rank at the top for fitting with tribal decor. The Kilim rug above was made in Afghanistan circa 1960. The design features alternating zig-zag patterns in neutral tones.
The Kilim below was made in Turkey around the 1940’s. It’s bold green-blue center medallion set in a berry-red field will brighten your room and add a bohemian touch to your decorating scheme.
2. Baluch Rugs
True Baluch rugs originate in Baluchistan, a region which stretches across Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. These tribal rugs were woven by nomadic tribes. Rusts and Browns are common tones found in Baluch rugs. The Baluch below was made around 1910 and has even wear throughout.
Antique Baluch Rug with navy highlights. Shop Now >
This is another Baluch rug from the same time period. This rug has a much bolder color scheme and would attract more attention in a tribal room.
Antique Baluch rug with bright blue highlights. Shop Now >
3. Afghan Rugs
The majority of rugs woven in Afghanistan have a true tribal look to them as many are hand made by nomadic weavers. The rug below features three geometric medallions set in a beige camel-colored field.
Afghan Oriental rug with a tribal design and multiple dark borders. Shop it now >
The rug below was woven in Afghanistan in the 70’s. Although it is modern, the design follows a traditional tribal pattern. The only thing not traditional about this rug is the exotic color scheme. This rug would add a touch of life to any room.
Vintage Afghan tribal rug woven with bright reds and orange. Shop now >
4. Moroccan rugs
Moroccan rugs have become super popular in the past year. Not all hand made Moroccan rugs will fit in with tribal decor, but this one will:
This rug was found on Etsy in a shop called antevarsin. The abstract design complemented by splashes of bright blue, green and yellow colors make this rug a striking work of art.
5. Certain types of Hamadan rugs
Last on our list is the Persian Hamadan rug. When you think of a Persian Hamadan what probably comes to mind is a medium-sized rug with a red field and an ivory center medallion. Obviously those Hamadan rugs would not complement tribal decor, but the word Hamadan describes a massive region of Persia and not all Hamadans are the same. Below are two great examples of antique Hamadan rugs with tribal designs.
Antique worn Hamadan Persian rug with abstract tree of life. Shop Now >
This Hamadan was made circa 1920. The design features an abstract tree of life set in a natural beige field. The Hamadan below was made slightly later in the 30’s. This design features five red and blue medallions set in a dark blue field. The outermost border is similar in color to the natural beige in the Hamadan above. Each color was used skillfully in this Hamadan to complement the tribal pattern.
Antique Persian Hamadan Rug with five fantastic center medallions. Shop now >
These are not the only types of Oriental rugs which will complement tribal decor, but they are some of the best. Looking for an authentic Oriental rug? Shop our discount Oriental rugs at JessiesRugs.com.
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