Magic Rugs - Flying Carpet
Magic Rugs, Antique Hand-Made Oriental Wool Rugs from Persia, Turkey and other Countries known for this exquisite craft.
Whether you know them as magic carpets or flying carpets, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard this myth. Because rugs and carpets are right up our alley, we thought we’d have a little fun with today’s blog post and explore the truth behind magic carpets. It’s safe to say they don’t really fly, (at least not as far as we know), so where does the idea of the magic carpet come from?
While we can't quite offer you a magic carpet that’ll fly you from A to B, we can offer a huge selection of modern and traditional rugs.
One Thousand and One Night
One of the stories in the One Thousand and One Night relates how Prince Husain, the eldest son of Sultan of the Indies, travels to Bisnagar in India and buys a magic carpet. This carpet is described as follows: "Whoever sitteth on this carpet and willeth in thought to be taken up and set down upon other site will, in the twinkling of an eye, be borne thither, be that place nearhand or distant many a day's journey and difficult to reach." The literary traditions of several other cultures also feature magical carpets, in most cases literally flying rather than instantly transporting their passengers from place to place.