ARTEFACTS. 2. (THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
Behind the actual weavers in every rug weaving country from Morocco in the west to China in the east there is an army of skilled artisans who make the items they need. Other equally skilled workers make or process the materials such as looms, dyes, wool, silk, cotton and goat hair. In the major cities designers work on graph paper to out-create each other to draw magnificent intricate designs.
Other artisanal workshops make or repair furniture, ceramics, leather work and utensils and tools for houses, huts and tents.
I have been fortunate enough to travel many times in Morocco and Central Asia seeking out rugs. I also learned from restorers but I could never resist spending time looking for unusual artefacts.
Use one as a unique item in your decor.