Traditional rugs have a definitive set range of colors that include burgundy, beige, green, brown, red, yellow, and navy blue. Traditional rugs have a characteristic medallion in the center of the rug and four corner designs that mirror one another and resemble a frame. Traditional rugs are typically segregated into fourths with symmetrical designs repeated in the motif.
Most Traditional rugs are made in Persia (Iran), Turkey, and the former Soviet Union (Russia, Kazakhstan). China is known for silk rugs that incorporate traditional Persian designs. Older style traditional rugs maintain certain standards of designs and as a result maintained their integrity of design from country to country. These antique traditional rugs usually include small elegant floral designs. Today’s traditional rug designs have evolved to include more open patterns with no medallions and more muted colors giving them a sophisticated appearance. These current traditional rug designs mainly come from India and Pakistan.