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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.

On Rug Value and Cost: A Short Primer on Pricing

Ask anyone who knows a thing or two about interior design: the right rug can completely change a room by tying together and anchoring the different elements of furniture, lighting, and art. Whether it’s the living room, dining room, or entryway, the style and color of the rug that you choose will depend on many factors such as personal taste, traffic, color scheme, and, of course, budget. If you are in the market for a rug that will bring that special something to your room, you may have noticed that the price range for area rugs varies widely. Here, we will explain how rug prices are determined so that you can make an informed decision on your next rug purchase, whether you're looking for a rare and expensive rug or something budget-friendly and durable to brighten up your den.

The Enduring Appeal of a Vintage Kilim Rug

Kilim rugs are handwoven, flatweave rugs that originated in Turkey and spread to many different regions all over the world, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Central Asia, Morocco, and other parts of North Africa and the Balkans. Kilim textiles have been around for centuries, and they have been used for much more than rugs.

Persian Rug Repair: Everything You Need to Know to Make Sure It’s Done Right

An authentic Persian rug (which falls under the broader category of Oriental rugs), is a work of art that is handwoven by a skilled craftsman. When you purchase one of these masterpieces, you want to protect your investment. But considering that rugs are meant to be walked on, even the highest quality rug can become torn, faded, or damaged in any number of ways over time.

Tabriz, City Of Weavers

In Iran, in the northwestern province of Azerbaijan, sits the city of Tabriz. This ancient city is widely considered the world center of Persian rug production. With a history dating back thousands of years, Tabriz is a city rich in culture and tradition and its weavers are among the most skilled in the world.

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