The History of Carpet
But before we dig deeper, many people still can’t distinguish between carpets and rugs. Although both items are kind of similar, well, let us tell you the difference.
Carpet is a floor covering that stretches from wall to wall and is affixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, tend to be smaller and are not affixed to the floor. Now that you understand the difference between these two, we can move to the history of carpet.
Did you know? The very first carpets were rugs made from sheep wool or goat hair. Carpets are believed to have originated somewhere in the Middle East, although exactly where is still a big question. These early carpets were primarily used to make sitting on the ground more comfortable. But you can notice now as time goes by, carpet and rugs can be wall decoration as well. The oldest carpet in the world itself is called the Pazyryk which was found at Altai in the late 1940s. The carpet was discovered during an archaeological excavation from the grave of a Scythian nobleman in the Pazyryk Valley in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. Radiocarbon testing showed that it was woven 2,400 – 2,500 years ago.
Very fascinating right?
Written by: Fergie Virgiyana