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Area rugs have been an important part of human civilization for just about as long as humans have been around. The history of area rugs is a long and varied past, complete with plenty of interesting tidbits along the way. Although it may be difficult to imagine area rugs existing as far back as early nomadic tribes, it is very true that these cultures were among the first to develop the rug, and to set it on a course toward the beneficial and decorative household item that we know and love today. The next time you sit down in your living bedroom or take a rest in your bedroom and catch a glimpse of the area rug you have chosen to decorate your space, remember the long and arduous journey that rug has taken throughout time to reach the floor of your home.