Decorative patterns and designs are among the most fascinating aspects about the art of carpet production. They are among the main reasons, if not the most important, which determine the beauty of a carpet, its diffusion and the importance of the handicraft itself. Nowadays carpets are viewed as exquisitely fine objects, real decoration complements. However, in numerous eastern countries they are the main bearers of precious, symbolic and ancestral messages which ‘tell’ about the history of carpets, revealing their traditions and customs. Some patterns serve exclusively a decorative function, yet most motifs represent very ancient symbols which embody a much deeper meaning. Symbols often derive from the animal and the plant world and have a magical and apotropaic power.

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