History and this Berber Rug

The history of weaving is like this rug. In the beginning there was Neolithic Cave-stylised animals followed by millennia of design development.

The sophisticated Persian Rug we see today has been perfected for over two millennia, with ethnic and commercial additions becoming part of the rich history.

Here we see the Neolithic animals in the border and geometric shapes carrying their own ciphers of meaning in the field and inner borders.