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Five Facts About Ancient Chinese Rugs

Oriental rugs and Chinese rugs have long captured the imagination of people around the world due to their beauty, workmanship, and longevity. Here are five facts about Chinese rugs and carpet weaving that will increase your admiration even more.

Oriental Rug Designs and Motifs

Vintage “Oriental” rugs showcase many intricate and meaningful symbols. This post discusses the unique artistic significance of the most common designs.

Antique Hooked Rugs: Art or Floor Covering?

American hooked rugs have a rich history: one of hardship, artistic resilience, and stubborn creativity. Once the product of scarcity and necessity, rug hooking and the resulting handmade rugs have become a piece of iconic American cultural artistry, said to be as American as Jazz music or apple pie.

5 Modern Rug Trends to Easily Incorporate Into Your Home

Modern aesthetic trends are continually changing, and consumers are continually adapting to integrating new ideas, new artistry, and new creative outlets into their own personal expressions. Oftentimes, trends arise as an effect of our evolving ideas about the world and one another, so exploring modern trends and why they are appearing can help us connect understandings of how art and culture intersect.

What Makes an Anatolian Oushak Rug Distinctive?

There are so many unforgettable types of handmade rugs from around the world, and Oushak rugs from Turkey are no exception. Read on to find what distinguished Oushak and other Turkish rugs from their counterparts made in other places.

6 Reasons to Choose a Vintage Rug Over Brand-New

When you’re considering adding an area rug to your living room, a statement piece to your entryway or dining room, or an eye-catching runner rug to your hallway, it can seem like you’re making the right choice when it comes to modern commercially manufactured carpets. However, their coarse, synthetic fibers and stiff adhesive backing coupled with trendy or lackluster contemporary designs can feel uninspired. If you would like to integrate unique, culture-rich art into your interior design, rehoming a vintage piece may be a perfect solution. Let’s explore six reasons why you should choose a vintage or antique rug over a brand-new one when decorating your home.

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Silk Persian Rug

Made from the cocoons of the larvae of silkworm moths, silk is perhaps the most sought-after and beloved natural fiber in existence. For anyone looking to add a high-quality carpet to their home, silk Persian rugs are beautiful, elegant, and complex works of art that are both unique and functional. Here is what you need to know before buying a silk Persian rug.

Modern Gothic Decor: What It Is & Isn't

Modern gothic style has been around for quite some time, but what does the look entail?

The Persian Lion in Rugs & Tapestries

The lion is the official symbol of Iran. It is found in almost all Iranian flags, emblems, and coats of arms. Lions are also featured prominently in Persian rugs and tapestries.


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