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How to reduce the risk of your area rug slipping

Using a good quality slip resistant pad under your new area rug will help prevent slipping, particularity when placed on a hardwood timber floor. Products such as Epica Super Grip, Rug Pad USA or Grip Master are easy to buy online or in your local home store. Simply place the pad under the rug and trim to size if necessary with a scissors.

Not all area rugs have a luxurious deep pile like the Celtic Design Collection and thicker rug pads are available if you are using it with a rug of lesser pile weight, which can add to .your home comfort.

gold area rug with black and terracotta
gold wool area rug “ODYSSEY” designed in Ireland by Higgins & Co



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Celts Exhibition Scotland

Celts Exhibition Scotland organised by the National Museum Of Scotland in partnership with the British Museum, unravels the complex story of the different groups who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary art objects they made and used. Spanning more than 2,500 years, the exhibition explores history through these powerful decorated objects and examines how art styles have changed considerably over time, often flourishing during periods when different cultures came into contact.

Discover magnificent Iron Age treasures adorned with intricate patterns and fantastic animals, rich with hidden meanings, which were used for feasting, religious ceremonies, adornment and warfare. Learn how these distinctive art styles were transformed and took on new influences in response to the expanding Roman world and the spread of Christianity. Then examine how the decorative arts of the late 19th century were inspired by different ideas about Europe’s past, and played a key role in defining what it meant to be Irish, Welsh, Scottish and British.

Celts Exhibition Scotland featuring more than 300 treasured objects from across the UK and Europe, assembled together in Scotland for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to explore the idea of ‘Celts’ as one of the fundamental building blocks of European history.

Families and schools can join Blewog the boar on a special tour of the exhibition. Track him down in ten places and complete his challenges to discover some of our favourite object stories. You can pick up a trail at the ticket desk or download the family and schools trails here. A Gaelic version is available here.

Ever wondered what an ancient Celtic war horn sounds like? Or how to wear an Iron Age torc that weighs over 1kg? Exhibition curators Julia Farley and Fraser Hunter introduce some key objects from the exhibition in this Periscope film.

The idea of a shared Celtic heritage across ancient Europe retains a powerful hold over the popular imagination. But many common ideas about the people known as ‘Celts’ are in fact more recent re-imaginings, revived and reinvented over the centuries.

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Meaning of the word “Area Rug”

Blue Wool Area Rug "Eternity" designed in Ireland by Higgins & Co

Area Rug Meaning

The meaning of the term “Area Rug” is described by The American Heritage Dictionary as “A rug that covers a limited area of floor space in a room”

whereas in Ireland and the UK its just called a “rug”
The Oxford English Dictionary
describe “Area Rug” as a rug that covers only a part of a floor in a room.

According to the Duden in German language its called “Teppich” or “Vorleger” The French people call it “tapis” while in Spain an area rug would be “alfombra de área”.