Originating in Cairo, Egypt, Mamluk rugs are prominent for their amazing ability to have extremely symmetrical designs. This creates a splendid mirror-like effect. The medallions can be seen as interlacing stars and polygons, with other geometric patterns surrounding. The colors commonly used for these traditional rugs are blues, rich reds, ivory, and greens.
Wool and Silk rugs are known for their lustrous shiny fibers, and fabulously soft finish. Often times during the weaving process, a blend of silk and wool is used to weave the rugs. The patterns of silk rugs range from abstract modern designs, to traditional designs. The silk can be used to highlight details of the rug helping them stand out.