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Southwestern Rugs And Style

By Abbie Osborne-Wilson

If you want history, culture and all the good feelings associated with seeing something unique, get yourself a rug made the southwestern way. It will bring you to the era of the old America, reminiscent of Native Americans weaving rugs beautifully in the freshness of the countryside.

Southwestern rugs have a story of their own to tell. Before they even became rugs, they were made as blankets or a piece of clothing, worn around the shoulders. Cotton was primarily used until the 1500s when the Spanish colonizers came and introduced the use of wool. Wool is a kind of fabric from sheep’s hair. From then on, southwestern rugs were weaved in this soft and lush material.

The southwestern rugs we see today are from areas where the Native Americans and the Spanish used to create their goods. These rugs are often identified by the tribe that produced them such as Navajo or Zapotec. What’s unique about the designs are the incorporation of the Native Americans’ belief in deity and the supernatural. Native American rugs as they are also called contain designs of sacred figures or gods and come in patterns like no other. You will know that this kind of rugs was created with so much love and pride for culture and heritage.

Because of the artistry that goes with making a southwestern rug, it can take as long as a year to complete a piece. Southwestern rugs have so much history, culture and beauty that possessing one is truly a precious gift. Much more, you are contributing to the preservation of the ancient practice of rug making in the Native American communities. Consequently, you are helping the livelihood and tradition of the Native Americans.

These rugs have amazing designs, patterns and colors. Handmade ones are preferred and are highly regarded by many rug collectors.

Similar to taking care of your other belongings, maintaining the quality of a southwestern rug should also be kept in mind. Below are some useful tips for caring for these decors:

Ensure that the rug is well put on the floor. A safeguard pad is an affordable yet incredibly handy tool for taking care of rugs and other floor coverings.

Regularly check for wear and tear and don’t let stains and dirt get absorbed in the carpet. Cleaning is powerful. Indeed, one method that can prolong your rug’s quality and good looks.

Cleanliness is good but prevention is better. Stains can be scrubbed and washed, don’t worry. That is if you do it immediately and with the right products. However, shielding your southwestern rug from stains or dirt is the way to go.

Vacuuming is better than machine brushing. Send it to a professional for cleaning if it gets dusty or starts fraying.

Try to place the rug in an area where there is no exposure to moisture, such as in places with plants around. Plants can cause it to be affected by mildew.

This amazing, historic, spiritual piece of art will add beauty and charm to any home.

Decorating with rugs has never been so easy with these southwestern rugs.

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