Did you ever wonder how red carpets became congruent with luxury and fame? Believe it or not, the significance of walking on red carpets dates all the way back to 458 BC, when the first reference to red carpets appeared in literature. In modern times, the link between red carpets and exclusivity can be traced to their use in the early days of rail travel. Take a walk through the history of the iconic red carpet with this infographic from a Richmond, VA, oriental rug repair company. Share these fun facts with your fellow trivia buffs.