“In the multi-thousand years of Oriental rug history, cultural and religious beliefs influenced the artistic motifs used in rug design. Rugs and weaving played an important roll in the life of nomadic and herding peoples. Particular patterns, symbols and colors were chosen for their belief oriented life-protecting and life-enhancing attributes. In the ancient Orient, for example, specific colors were chosen to activate a particular spiritual sensation in one’s life, or to alleviate symptoms of disease, or to assist in one’s living in harmony with nature. Here is our directory of what the symbols have meant through history.”