Children are adventurous, playful, exploratory and other than when they’re disobeying every instruction you give them, it’s often a pleasure to share their company. There isn’t a home with a child that’s immune from their never-ending need to investigate every nook and cranny and quiz you on the intricacies of objects you’ve never noticed before. This passion for learning is wonderful and a Persian rug can help in more ways than you may first imagine.
Here’s how your Persian rug can be great for your children.
When a child sees a Persian rug, they don’t see a piece of fluffy material on the floor, they see something that’s different, something that doesn’t fit into their understanding of what’s normally beneath their feet.
Because of this intrigue, it’s easier to begin a conversation about how the rug was made in another country, by people of a different culture. This conversation may not last at all long, but it certainly goes a long way to opening a child’s eyes to the world outside the front door.
The very nature of a Persian rug ensures it’s steeped in rich culture and heritage. This may be an opportunity to introduce the concept that people around the world live differently and have different norms.
Culture and the production of Persian rugs are inseparable and so the conversation can naturally flow into a very short cultural discussion.
Although the territory once known as Persia is now modern day Iran (albeit with some boundary changes), being able to introduce new places on the world map using the rug as a point of interest is ideal for encouraging a child to understand the world isn’t just what they see out of the window. This ties in well with history.
- Art and Appreciation
The art of creating a Persian rug is entirely tangible in the beautiful designs that are available. There’s a lot to be learned in explaining to a child that there’s a difference between the rug you picked up at the supermarket as a stopgap and exquisite Persian rug they have beneath their feet.
Perhaps ‘work of art’ vs ‘mass production’.
With its intricate weaving and majestic knots, a Persian rug can boast many different ‘feels’ that can be touched and explored and the flowing patterns are great for keeping the little one’s attention on one thing for longer than 15 seconds.