Bulgarian 'cherga' rug with red, green blue stripe motifs
Bulgarian 'cherga' rug with red, green blue stripe motifs-80/330cm
The 'cherga' rugs were one of the usual things in the Bulgarian home. In the past, when rural houses did not have a flooring, it had the function of replacing it, thus keeping the heat in the room. The hand-woven rugs are usually Oriental carpets of wool or cotton that can be used on both sides. Characteristic of hand-woven rugs are the rich and bright colors and geometric shapes. Each hand-woven carpet is unique due to its individual workmanship. Now, although it is used more like decoration, the 'cherga' creates a unique coziness in the home, and is often seen as a work of art.
Carpeting is a Bulgarian applied art, with did Bulgarian women used great love and imagination. And the symbolism embedded in them has been passed from generations, so in the Bulgarian 'cherga' is inweaved a part of the wisdom of the Earth.