In general, antique oriental rugs come in two major forms - they may be flat-woven
(no pile, also known as kilims) or pile-woven.
Ideal in your living room or under your dining table, the flat-woven
surface makes it easy to pull out the chairs and vacuum.
The techniques with which each designer or firm--including Doshi Levien, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and Milton Glaser--chose to work ranged from traditional flat-woven
kilims, to hand-tufted, to hand-knotted, to hand-loomed.
Caption: Right: The Seaport flat-woven
line from Surya is handwoven in India of jute and viscose.
Lighter-weight handmade textile pieces that can be used for bed covers or wall hangings such as the suzanis (a style of applique unique to Uzbekistan), cicem (an Anatolian flat-woven
rug with embroidery) and sumac (a brocade-style weaving) can make great gifts.
seats with side supports covered in leather (sand beige)
That will grow this July, as it plans to introduce Nature's Elements, a flat-woven
collection of four rug designs, each of which will use different blends of cotton, paper, straw and wood.
They do not have knots like other rugs and carpets and are flat-woven
Multi-axial laminated fabrics have top and bottom base weaves made from a narrow flat-woven
weave that is spiraled and joined together through spiraling two weaves in different directions.
A tapestry is, by definition, a flat-woven
cloth that uses discontinuous weft (horizontal) threads to create images.
Wood won't disappear overnight-- "We've persuaded the general public that it means 'luxury,"' Creed says--but satin finishes, brushed materials, and chrome will return, supported by flat-woven
materials and soft leathers in natural colors.
runners can even be taken up and dry cleaned.