A way of life connected with the land, especially when the vegetation and, or the live stock provide the living. It is typically a spare existence with no waste and little luxury,  the story of tribal life and especially nomadic life, of all  agrarian culture, and subject of much romanticism, usually by those with little or no hands-on experience.

Rural materials and styles are traditional and often symbolic, such as the shepherd checks, tweeds and heavy woollens worn by countrymen, ghillies and hunters; or the linen smocks and leather gilets of peasant farmers.

Toile de Jouy depicts the rural lifestyle country style, so does the boteh motif and for that matter a significant portion of historic, pre-industrial cloths and motifs.


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