Informed by the country’s high elevation and proximity to the snow-capped Himalayas, Tibetan weaving culture is among the world’s most isolated and unique. Traditionally Tibetan weavers used highland sheep wool and distinct knotting methods to create carpets known for their inimitable artistic value.
Tibetan rugs are typically soft and luxurious and can be woven with a low knot-count for a highly textural look and feel, or with a high knot-count for a dressier, more refined presentation. Tibetan rugs were the first rugs to be considered contemporary—their designs trend toward uncluttered with fewer colors and borders.
All About Modern Rugs
Modern rugs make for a piece of art that compliments virtually any room, whether living room, dining room, office, or bedroom. An asset to home decor, contemporary rugs not only protect one’s floor and provide footing for furniture such as coffee tables but create ambiance.
Whether an area rug or runner rug, modern rugs complement a modern aesthetic through unique designs such as chevrons, stripes, quatrefoil patterns, and multi-colored designs. Those who prefer a minimalist design will appreciate the handwoven geometric rugs, abstract area rugs, and retro styles.
Modern and contemporary area rugs and runners are generally made from one of three materials - wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers. Wool and synthetic fibers have good stain resistance, softness, and durability, while cotton benefits from being easily washable. evolving.
Shopping for a Modern or Tibetan Rug? What to know:
If you are in the market for a Tibetan rug, it’s important to know where the rug is being produced. Today many rug purveyors fabricate Tibetan rugs in India and Egypt, among other locations. All Matt Camron Tibetan rugs are handcrafted in Nepal at dedicated Matt Camron workshops to ensure that the wool used is of the highest quality. Tibetan rugs typically boast a contemporary or modern aesthetic, making them an excellent selection for a range of spaces.
To view our current inventory, visit our showrooms or browse our collection online. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, know that our team is uniquely positioned to locate and acquire rare Tibetan rugs upon request. In fact, the Matt Camron team travels all over the world each year to source and to ethically produce Tibetan rugs, so our inventory is constantly evolving.
Matt Camron’s Custom Modern and Tibetan Rug Program
In addition to our comprehensive modern and Tibetan rug collection, the Matt Camron team can efficiently adapt, design, and execute modern and Tibetan rugs in a range of styles. When clients design a rug through our custom program, there are no constraints on color, size, or detail, and the result is a rug tailored to your budget, dimensions, design preferences, and overall vision.