LIFESTYLE, Mumbai Diary

Enhancing my interiors with the magic of rugs#atoz challenge

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Why Rugs?

Mumbai with its grime and dust is not the place for pile carpets unless your house is air conditioned. Since my old carpets were looking worn out and tired I decided to replace them with a different floor covering – the Rug .

  • Rugs are smaller and can easily be moved around
  • They are easier to clean
  • They are thinner and collect less dust

 

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Image for Kilim Rug There are all kinds of rugs available in the market

  • Satranjis – or the bright, thin cotton ones that we are all familiar with to wrap up a bedroll or spread on the lawn for a picnic
  • Traditional woven ones evolved from carpets and drawing on classical designs
  • Tribal rugs from Central Asia ( like the ones above)
  • Silk or woollen rugs
  • Modern rugs woven on machine.

My Kilim Rugs

Of course, my rugs have more humble origins and do not come from Central Asia as most of the Kilims do. Instead, they  made by Abdul Kalam of Mirzapur.

Image for Kilim Rugs from Kalam Carpets

They are stunning and don’t fail to impress everybody with their fine workmanship and colours.

Kilim, is a  pileless textile produced by one of several flatweaving techniques practiced in Central Asia. The designs are geometric and more robust, with a rustic and rugged appeal.

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Source

These rugs were sourced from a craft fair by a Hundred Hands. I can’t wait for them to visit my city again so that I can buy some more gorgeous rugs!

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<em>Gosh! It's already 18 days since the  <a href="http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/">A to Z Challenge</a>  and to tell you the truth it <strong>has</strong> been quite a challenge. But I'm not giving up yet and today is R for Rugs as part of my theme  ‘ Things around My House’, from A to Z</em>

<em>Do visit the A to Z Challenge <a href="https://www.facebook.com/atozchallenge/?fref=ts">posts on Facebook</a>.</em>

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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

16 Comments

  1. Beautiful rugs. Reminds me of some of the rugs that adorned our home when we were children…it was okay as we lived in the hills one couldn’t do without them. Not in the city where we live now. No more rugs now, sadly.

  2. Sometime back, I was out on Rug hunting! We had to get a rug for our room and we were just not liking anything! Finally, we found the right piece 🙂

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    1. They’ve become mine too. I always thought they were too rustic for formal living rooms but realised that my house is very informal…..

  3. These rugs are very much awesome to look at. When we lived in the hilly area, we use such kind of awesome rugs. But now I don’t get such kind of attractive rugs to decorate my home. Please inform me how I can get these fashionable rugs.Kilim rugs

  4. All of the rugs are so much beautiful to look at. I want to buy such kind of rugs as these are smaller and so easy to carry. I think that it will be easier to clean as these are smaller. I have come to Charm to see all of these rugs.

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