A new trend has emerged over the last several years in the area rug industry. Creating luminescent accents by adding silk accents made from silk, viscose or bamboo silk is becoming very popular. Silk accents give certain parts of the rug a shimmering quality that can be seen depending on the way the light hits it. Highlighting key areas of the design gives it a much larger range of depth and an unexpected enhancement in a subtle and strategic fashion.
Silk is a natural fiber that is taken from the cocoons of silkworms. It is commonly used in high-end Oriental and Persian rugs due to its lustrous and shiny nature. Bamboo silk and viscose are also often used as alternatives to real silk with parallel results.