Tagged: rugs

Favorite Rooms with Oriental Rugs

They are undoubtedly one of the most classic parts of a design scheme, often passed down from generation to generation. And, when reimagined and used in new ways, Oriental rugs are fresh and fun....

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...