The evolution of carpet weaving has followed an immutable pattern in every country where a long established weaving tradition has ever existed. The knotted carpet for instance was at first a functional artifact of nomadic origin that became the product of a flourishing cottage industry when nomadic weavers settled down to a sedentary and agricultural lifestyle. As cities got tired of these settlements, workshops were established and immediately began producing carpets in a grander manner.
Antique rugs have quite a lot of history behind them. The art of making woven rugs and carpets goes far back into the musty realms of antiquity. Chinese rugs and carpets may have come from other countries such as Persia, Egypt and China. The first woven rugs were spoken of in Chinese annals so long ago that Chinese antique rugs may well have antedated those of any country.