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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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...