If Oriental is no longer the accepted term for Asian people then why do they still use it for the rugs?

November 22, 2010 by
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Oriental rugs
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Question by : If Oriental is no longer the accepted term for Asian people then why do they still use it for the rugs?Shouldn’t the rugs no longer be called Oriental rugs?

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Answer by Mantastic Travisâ„¢
Good Point.

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8 Comments on If Oriental is no longer the accepted term for Asian people then why do they still use it for the rugs?

  1. Ding Avatar on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 1:06 am

    no its not

  2. Ʈђі§ʈƖє™ property of Aldo on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 1:37 am

    Asian?

  3. Tink on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 1:50 am

    Orient covers the area from Turkey to the Pacific – – we don’t use it to describe people because we use more specific regions….or rather, countries.

    Rugs don’t take as much offense to being so generally labeled.

  4. 안녕하세요 ^-^ on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 2:06 am

    Oriental means from the East, not necessarily (Eastern) Asian. It can be used still–just properly.

  5. Girl With an Avatar of Dexter on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 2:15 am

    I don’t even see why it’s offensive, and I’m Asian.
    It just refers to the east.

  6. Kirk on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 2:46 am

    I just call ’em Tiddly winks.

    Nobody got offended.

  7. Arlanymor Mountain Man on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 2:57 am

    Oriental rugs is only allowed when referring to wigs

  8. f on Mon, 22nd Nov 2010 3:10 am

    rugs,-people diferent.

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