Archive: 'Jun 2015' :

Famous Oriental Rug Lovers

Famous Oriental Rug Lovers

If you’re a lover of oriental rugs, you are in the same company as these famous rug lovers! Here are some well known icons who collect Persian & Oriental Rugs: – Christopher Meloni, who plays a tough detective on NYPD’s Special Victims Unit on NBC’s law and order. He first started collecting rugs in 1995 on […]

Buying an Oriental Rug for your Home

Buying an Oriental Rug for Your Home

TIPS ON BUYING AN ORIENTAL RUG Having an oriental rug in your home adds a beautiful element of warmth and sophistication. These works of art always make a room more inviting. – How to Choose an Oriental Rug When choosing a rug be sure not to pick something that is too trendy. A classic design […]

Oriental Rugs as an Investment

Oriental Rugs as an Investment

Oriental Rugs as an Investment Weighing Your Options There are many benefits of investing in an oriental rug. We have cherished them for centuries because they are typically made with such high prestige and care, crafted with the highest quality of fibers. Oriental rugs are always in style, they are truly classical and always in vogue. […]

Oriental Rugs and Colour

Oriental Rugs and Colour

Oriental Rugs and Colour –   The Meaning of Colour in Persian & Oriental Rugs Want to indulge your home? Transform a room? Having an oriental rug will do these things. They will also add warmth and character at the same time. They do not only take away bare floors and cold feet, they always add […]

From Ashgabat to Istanbul – Oriental Rug Show

From Ashgabat to Istanbul – Oriental Rug Show

Oriental Rugs From Canadian Collections Oriental Rug Show This past February I had the privilege  of visiting the Textile Museum in Toronto, to see their exhibit “From Ashgabat to Istanbul“. The museum presented us with 75 oriental rugs, salt bags, tent bags and also some camel headdresses. Some of these came from private collections and also from the […]

What's in an Oriental Rug Name

What’s In an Oriental Rug Name?

What’s in an Oriental Rug Name? An Oriental Rug name conjure up images of far away exotic lands, they sound mysterious and romantic – but how do these beautiful rugs get their names? – A Brief History Lesson Oriental rugs are named for their design, tribes or the location of origin. For example here are a […]

Authentic Oriental Rugs

Authentic Oriental Rugs

Characteristics of Authentic Oriental Rugs Authentic Oriental Rugs are hand knotted or hand woven rugs from the near, middle or far East. The majority of Oriental Rug producing countries are, Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and China. This also includes some North African countries like Morocco and Egypt. Oriental rugs are made of natural fibers, most […]