Almost all houses today have at least a rug or some form of carpeted area within their living spaces. They offer a warm, cozy, and decorative feel to houses. Edgar Allen Poe is even known to have commented that the ‘carpet is the soul of an apartment.’ They truly can be something special to add to a space.
One of the oldest known carpets in the world today is called the Pazyryk carpet; named after the Pazyryk Valley, Siberia, for where it was discovered. It is Kardtects Friday Fun Fact for today.
In 1949, Sergei Rudenko, during the excavation of a Royal Scythian gravesite, the Pazyryk carpet, along with many other incredible items were unearthed. The grave’s items were frozen in time. Quite literally, and thankfully. For it is the region’s cold climate that kept the carpet from deteriorating and being destroyed by insects and rodents.
The carpet is believed to have been produced elsewhere, most likely the Persia Empire, and either have been traded, gifted, or stolen by the inhabitants of the region for which it was found. It is believed to be over 2500 years old. Radiocarbon testing dated the carpet to around the 5th century BC.
It is very colorfully woven and showcases a central section of repeating design with frames of various illustrations. It is about 6×6 feet in size. (72×79 inches), and is housed in St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum for further appreciation by all.
Kardtects building cards includes a few flooring cards. One of the most used is found in the Lost Desert set. Although not a carpet, the collectible building card offers a decorative touch to card structures it is used in.
The geometrically designed tile card can be found in the Lost Desert Expansion Packs. There is also a red outline of a tiled walkway which also makes a wonderful addition to Egyptian style temples built by kids.
Below is a video showing one way the tile building cards can be used in building a card house.
Order the Kardtects Lost Desert Starter set and join the fun of building card houses today!