The art of making carpets probably developed on the plains of Central Asia several thousand years ago. Nomadic tribes needed some protection from cold winters and something easier to handle, portable and functional than sheepskin covers. Keep in mind that even in medieval times, trade with countries all over the known world flourished in what would become the United Kingdom. A key invention that emerged in the sheet industry, according to the Dalton-based Rug and Carpet Institute, was the invention of the mechanized machine to form tufts in the 1930s.
The red knotted fabric is believed to be of Armenian design, as evidenced by the rugs given in homage to other countries. In 1839, Erastus Bigelow definitively reformed the industry with the invention of the mechanical loom for weaving carpets.
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