I'm looking at oriental rugs for color ideas for the next rag rug. I have two full spools of cotton rug warp in red and deep purple and two smaller amounts of the eggplant and chartreuse from the first rag rug.
Here's what looks to me like the traditional grouping of reds, blues and greens. I have dark blue, dark green, light blue, and some print sheets in shades of lavender, grey, and light blue for the rag wefts, and these are the colors I had in mind.
This one is beautiful, though more orange in the center than red. And this one might be the best model - lots of red, with touches of gold and blue.