When laid on the floor, rugs are usually partially hidden by furniture, but hang them on the wall and their design can be seen in its entirety. There are various ways to hang rugs but, to avoid damage, Sara Tatum, Director at The Rug & Carpet Studio, expert dealers and restorers, recommends stitching a tube of linen fabric to the back of the rug and slotting a slim rod through it, then hanging the rod from hooks on the wall. ‘It is important to support the rug evenly. Attach the tube across the width of the rug, close to one fringed edge, so the stronger warp threads take the weight, and the ‘stroke’ of the pile lies downwards.’
Tipi handwoven wool rug, from 140cm by 200cm, £259, Kasbah collection by Brink & Campman at The Rug Seller.