In Central Asia, remnants of fine handmade wool carpets preserved in graves as old as the fifth century BC imply that the tradition of carpet weaving dates to still earlier times, although these ancient rugs were not necessarily locally woven. Central Asian rugs today are traditionally wool pile on a wool foundation. In older rugs, cotton was used in the pile or to supplement the foundation, but cotton warps are a late introduction. Some few Central Asian carpets use silk, but these are rare, compared with those of wool. (Kilims are rugs or covers made by Turks of Central Asia of flat-woven material.) In this department you can find oriental area rugs, antique oriental rugs.We have discount oriental rugs.