Five Tips for Buying an Oriental Rug

Posted: August 8, 2013

Whether you moved into a new place or want to redecorate your home, a beautiful new Oriental rug can help you enhance and transform the unique design of your space. However, if you don’t know what you are looking for, buying a high quality rug can be a challenge. These simple tips will help you get […]

The World’s Oldest Rugs

Posted: February 2, 2013

Rugs and carpets have been around for centuries. However, no one knows when the tradition of weaving actually began. Experts and scientists have discovered some of the oldest rugs in existence. Many are displayed in museums of ancient history all over the world. The oldest surviving pile carpet in the world is called the “Pazyryk Carpet”. It […]

What is the Light and Dark Side of an Oriental Rug?

Posted: October 10, 2012

In order to understand why there is a light and dark side of an Oriental rug, first you need to learn a little about the parts of a hand knotted rug. The warp threads run lengthwise (or north to south, top to bottom) and make up the fringes of a rug. The weft threads run across the width of […]

Oriental Rug Cleaning

Posted: July 7, 2012

Your Oriental rug is an important part of your home’s interior design.  Beautiful patterns and colors add warmth and style to your home, making it a unique and comfortable place. However, these beautiful rugs, just like anything else, get dirty over time. Your Oriental rug is not only a decoration, but also an investment. With […]

You can count the knots, although knots don’t count!

Posted: April 4, 2012

Knots Alone Don’t Count The facts pertaining to the knot count of an Oriental rug are a little complicated. Just counting the knots per square inch (kpsi) alone normally does not give a true indication of the quality of an Oriental rug. One also needs to know the type, and the village or the tribe that the rug comes from. […]