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srkdr68
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:30:26 AM
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What is the origin of red-carpet reception,why not carpets of other colors?
ahmetwrt
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 6:34:45 AM

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This could help:

http://www.google.com.tr/search?q=red+carpets+tradition&hl=tr&source=hp&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=
Christine
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:46:51 AM
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http://www.custommaderedcarpets.co.uk/red_carpet_history.asp

"In modern times the red carpet is synonymous with entertainment awards, glamour and visiting VIPs, but just why is it we use a red carpet?

No-one seems absolutely sure of the origin, but like so many aspects of our culture and even science it has been suggested that it goes all the way back to ancient Greece and the classical play Agamemnon.

A character in the play, Agamemnon himself, is welcomed home by his wife to a grand reception with a deep red and purple carpet, the colour of the gods! He is an arrogant character and his wife Clytemnestra wants to show this by having him literally walk all over the gods, eventually he does but only after protesting that a red carpet is only worthy of a god.

One way or another this fable passed down through centuries with the purple fading to a plain deep red which only the most important members of society were to walk on.

Railroads seem to have really commercialised the practice commonly rolling out red carpets on platforms to direct passengers to the correct portion of the train just as many hotels will run red carpets from the pavement into their lobbies for arriving guests.

Today it has been widely embraced by the entertainment industry, with the world’s most famous red carpet perhaps being the one at the Oscars ceremony where many of the world’s most glamorous and beautiful celebrities have their image beamed to TV stations and magazines everywhere as our society’s modern gods, even if they’re held in a lot less respect than the classic Greek ones!

From school proms to weddings and nightclubs red carpets are a common feature of any special event today, giving the guests a feeling of importance and status and the occasion an air of high importance."

Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 10:00:18 AM

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In the ancient (till the medieval) times deep red (crimson) and purple coloured clothing was allowed only to royals. The production of the colour was laborious and expensive.
srirr
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2011 2:35:44 AM

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I agree with JJ. Red color is related to royalty and divinity since ages. The use of Red Carpet is perhaps a way to show the high elegance and status.
excaelis
Posted: Friday, August 5, 2011 10:34:59 AM

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The recent IIFA Awards in Toronto used a green carpet. What would be the significance of green for an Indian celebration ?
srirr
Posted: Monday, August 8, 2011 1:51:48 AM

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Perhaps they ran short of red carpets. :)
excaelis
Posted: Monday, August 8, 2011 3:23:29 PM

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Or hired a colour-blind party planner.
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