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Oriental Rugs in Modern Scandinavian Design

History Over time, the Scandinavian countries developed their own rug-making tradition, that draws on traditional tapestry-style weavings, as well as oriental kilims. The effects are equally dazzling and can be very effective in modern...

Tips for decorating with Oriental rugs

Over and over we’ve touched upon how an Oriental or Persian rug can be a perfect item for any Interior designer. Whether it’s professional, amateur or somewhere in-between, these carpets are meant to flourish and spruce...

How to Choose an Oriental Rug

Conventional wisdom says that decorating a room should start with the Oriental rug. After all, there are infinite choices in fabrics and paints and a well-chosen Oriental rug will outlast most everything else in...

Interior Design Tips With Oriental Rugs

You don’t have to look too long or hard at any magazine for interior design or architecture to find a room featured with beautiful handmade floor rugs. Since the 16th century, oriental area rugs have played a...

Why Interior Designers Love Persian Rugs

Centuries after the first Persian rug was ever made, interior designers are lapping up the antique styles and pairing them with modern features in homes today. If you ask any interior designer what decorative...

Persian Kilims, Modern Touch to your Home

Modern Persian Kilims may be a good investment if you want to give a more distinctive look to your interiors, define your home style, transform the existing decor. Thanks to their versatility, they perfectly...

When is Kashan rose water festival?

The name of Kashan is tied to her rose water, and Kashan rose water festival attracts many to this city every year. The festival begins in May and ends in June (May 5th to June...

Oriental Rugs Work with Nearly Any Decor

Oriental rugs are a beautiful and classic interior decorating choice. Persian and Oriental rugs work well in traditional style décor, but it is easy to incorporate the beauty of these special rugs into just...

Decorating with Persian rugs

Persian rugs are beautiful and luxurious but decorating with them can be tricky, especially if your style isn’t traditional. Here are some great spaces that show different ways to work persian rugs: Neutral colors...

Rooms Where Persian Rugs Rock

Did you notice that there is a huge comeback of Persian rugs in interiors? Probably you remember this rugs from your parents or grandparents houses. Well now they are back, as it usually happens with...

Persian New Year, or Nowruz!

The holiday of spring and renewal, celebrated by millions of people worldwide, dates back thousands of years. In Iran, the idea of “spring cleaning” isn’t just a seasonal excuse to gut your closet; it’s...

Decorating with Antique Rugs and Carpets: Easy Tips

There is no doubt that antique rugs transform the way any room looks. Even in spaces with already beautiful floors, it goes without saying, at least for most homeowners, that authentic Oriental rugs are heirloom...

Oriental Rugs for Every Space

An Oriental rug can add ornamental flair to any interior, contemporary or traditional A beautifully crafted Oriental rug never goes out of style and can be surprisingly versatile in all kinds of homes. With...

An Ode To Oriental Rugs

The vintage Orientals still had deep reds next to faded shades of crimson. Old books on this classic style of rugs describe how, long ago, the men of the family sheared the wool from...

How to Buy an Oriental or Persian Rug Online

Online sales of Oriental rugs have increased in the last few years. If you are considering buying an Oriental rug online, this article may be of value to you. In seeking information on Persian [woven in...

The art of buying a carpet

A handmade oriental rug is the ultimate travel trophy, but if you do not want to be ripped off, it helps to know what to look for.   Never mind a mounted warthog head...

How to Decorate with Persian Rugs

Your home is the best place to spend time and is the place that you are welcomed every day. Therefore it is important to invest in a place that you spend most of your...

How Oriental Rugs are Named

The name of a particular rug can come from many different sources. The name of a rug DOES NOT denote quality or value. There are wonderful and not so wonderful rugs of every single...

Persian carpet and its patterns

The history of Persian Carpet -a culmination of artistic magnificence- dates back to 2,500 years ago. The Iranians were among the pioneer carpet weavers of the ancient civilizations, having achieved a superlative degree of...

A Brief History of Persian Rugs in Iran

Iran has a global reputation for its rugs, which are an integral part of the Iranian culture. It seems almost ironic that they are thrown on the floor and walked on, considering the time-consuming, labor-intensive...

How to Decorate With Persian Carpets

Adding a Persian carpet to a room serves as a quick, changeable way of upping the aesthetic value of the space, whether for your own comfort or to catch the eye of potential home...

Why you should invest in an Oriental rug

Investing in a rug Should you be looking to invest, auctions can be a good way of getting your hands on a rare piece. Abu Dhabi’s Estuary Auctions recently held a specialist sale of unique...

A Peek Inside Howard Hodgkin’s Personal Collection

LONDON — Howard Hodgkin, the British painter who died in March at the age of 84, was famous for daubing his canvases with strips and patches of raw color: from translucent blues and greens to...

Collecting Guide: Oriental rugs and carpets

Specialist Louise Broadhurst gives six tips for would be carpet-collectors, from identifying natural dyes, to finding the right setting on your vacuum cleaner — with lots from our upcoming Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction...

How to Tell if a Persian Rug Is Valuable

Owning a Persian carpet is like owning a valuable piece of history. Genuine carpets from Iran, formerly known as Persia, are treasured by collectors world-wide. Famed for the beauty of their patterns, their intricately...

Five facts about Persian carpets

* The Persian carpet is said to date back 2,500 years and the sector remains a big export earner and employer, with foreign sales of $635 million in 2005, most of it hand-woven, according...

Symbols and Motifs of Oriental Rugs

Symbols and Motifs of Oriental Rugs Star – Spirituality, Good Luck Numbers – Signify Dates and Times Mihrab – Gateway to Paradise Herati – Water Garden, Fish-Mahi Hand – Prayer Rug Diamond – Signifies women. Two diamonds attached together represent...

Oriental rugs: the meanings behind the designs

Louise Broadhurst, Head of Christie’s Oriental Rugs & Carpets department, reveals how she reads 10 distinct designs When one understands where a design has come from and what its symbols stand for, it becomes...

Discover the myth of Arachne, the spider woman

The offence to the gods Arachne in Greek mythology, was a Lydian woman, thought by some to be a princess, who was highly gifted in the art of weaving. Born to Idmon, a famous...

Kilims and Colors

Kiz-Kilim The women weave their kilims for three purposes: Before marriage they weave for their dowry. Practical items needed for their dowry. For funerals and the mosques. The kilims gain certain character in these...

Penelope red carpet loom by Tatiana Blass

PENELOPE: THE WORK CONSISTS OF A RED CARPET OF 14 METERS THAT GOES FROM THE CHAPEL of the entrance door to the altar, which is a pedal hand loom in which the warp of the carpet...

The History of Oriental Carpets

From the day they first appeared in Europe they have become a social and economic status symbol. But before carpets reached our continent from Asia, in their native countries they had served as symbols...

An Ancient Art Revealed

The Pazyryk Rug and The Scythians The Pazyryk Rug captivates our imagination because of its sophistication of weave, color and design and the fact that it is the oldest rug in existence. Found in...