Rug making is an ancient tradition, which in many cultures is passed down from generation to generation. Art is an expression of emotion or a communication of ideas through various media.
So how do these two aspects of culture come together to form rug art? Many aspects of rugs can be changed and moulded to what the artist wants. This can be the colours of the threads used to the patterns which are woven into the carpet.
Of course most people believe that rug art is something that is only part of certain cultures with Africa not being one of them. In recent years African rug art has become popular. The vibrant colour of the art is only one of the many reasons why people love this art.