Rugs are a common floor covering in most modern homes, give a great way to define a space and through color and form create a sense of coherence between the furniture and accessories in a room.
But do you know from where they originated?
The history of kilim rug making is a very interesting one, and it starts in ancient Egypt. Over the centuries, techniques for fashioning rugs has evolved and become more sophisticated.
Images on a fresco, dating from approximately 3000 BC, depict weavers working on a loom to fashion rugs. Similar ones have been discovered in Egyptian tombs, and rugs are mentioned in stories dating from ancient times. Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, devised a plan to meet Julius Caesar on her own terms seeking a political alliance and a return to the throne. She had herself wrapped inside a rolled rug which was smuggled into Alexandria and delivered to Caesar.
When the rug was opened, Cleopatra rolled out and immediately charmed Caesar. Within that same evening,