Large Rugs

The term “Carpet” derives from Old Italian carpita, “carpire” meaning to pluck.[1][2] The term “carpet” is used interchangeably with the term “rug.” But, they are not the same thing. A carpet stretches from wall-to-wall while a rug does not.[3] Though this is considered a modern American usage and rugs have been considered in the past as of lower quality and/or of smaller size, with carpets quite often having finished ends. Only with the opening of trade routes in the 17th century were significant numbers of Persian rugs introduced to Western Europe. Historically the word was also used for table and wall coverings, as carpets were not commonly used on the floor in European interiors until the 18th century.




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