The definition of tradition is the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation. Here at Lawrence of La Brea, when we think of what a traditional area rug is, our minds go to either and Oriental or Persian area rug.
Traditional and classic patterns are often ornate, with rich details, in a classic soft, pure wool pile. Traditional area rugs are perfect for bringing a more formal feel to the room and are great heirloom pieces.
Often times, when you think of an area rug, you are probably envisioning a traditional area rug style in your mind. Our staff here at Lawrence of La Brea is more than happy to help you explore and create your own family “tradition”.
Meticulously crafted. Unique. One-of-a-kind designs. These are just a few words that come to mind describing all of Lawrence of La Brea’s Handmade area rugs.
Handmade area rugs are created from many different areas around the world. Rugs from Persia and India, and of course, Oriental rugs are a few of the most recognizable and most often instantly come to mind when you think of a handmade rug.
All Lawrence of La Brea handmade rugs reflect unparalleled craftsmanship: intricate details and motifs; personal stories of the weaver, the tribe, the region where the rug originated, make each handmade rug special. These rugs aren’t perfect by design…they are designed to tell a story.
Handmade rugs are available in a multitude of fabrics from cotton and chenille, from wool to silk. Every handmade rug is knotted by hand; therefore, the knots and weaving are not perfectly uniform. The quality, time, attention to detail, the vision behind each of the handmade rugs make each one an extraordinary treasure that can be enjoyed for many generations to come!
The mention of wool may no longer surprise you as this material is vastly known for its durability and quality. It has long been the norm that materials sourced from Mother Nature are inevitably some of the finest ones in the world.
Rugs made of wool come at a hefty price only because they last the longest, despite being a soft haven even when barefoot. Even more so if the wool is sourced from highlands where a sheep’s wool is thicker and would be more resistant to dirt, dust, and water.
Natural materials are always the superior quality in comparison to synthetic ones. The material of the base should be wool, silk, or cotton for better quality. Wool rugs should be completely matte in comparison to a shiny silk rug. Natural materials also have an effect of the air quality of the air in the room that it is placed in.