04 May
Rug

What are Oriental Rugs?

What is an Oriental rug? Many people believe that Oriental rugs are simply rugs that come from the Orient. However, what makes a rug Oriental is not where it’s made, but how the rug is made.   Type of Loom Used for Oriental Rugs This includes the type of loom used, either the horizontal loom […]
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The Rug Gallery Carpet
03 May
Carpet

Introduction to Carpets

As your carpet specialist, five words set us apart. Our goal is to provide you with quality carpet products that will beautify your home, meet your specific performance and budget needs, be easy to care for, and stand the test time. We also strive to be good listeners, committed partners in your home improvement project, […]
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02 May
Carpet

Carpet Spot Removal

A WoolClean Kit can be purchased at The Rug Gallery. TYPE OF TREATMENT A Blot with cold water. B Treat with detergent solution or WoolClean Spot Remover #1. C Treat with mineral spirits, turpentine or WoolClean Spot Remover #2. D Chill with aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag. Pick or scrape off gum. E Blot with warm water. […]
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01 May
Rug

Rug Styles

There are a wide variety of Oriental rug styles to choose from. Each style of rug has its own unique intricacies and knowing what rug will be right for your space starts with understanding the difference between each type of rug.   Persian Rugs In the past, the term “Persian rugs” did indicate that a rug came from Persia […]
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13 Apr
Rug

Tribal Rugs

While tribal rugs are often thought of as rugs that have a bold, geometric and “tribal” feeling design, they are actually classic Oriental rugs that are woven by nomadic tribes in the Middle East. Tribal rugs can be a gorgeous addition to any home or office.   What Are Tribal Rugs Made From? Since tribal rugs are […]
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12 Apr
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Tibetan Rugs

Watch the following videos for more information on how oriental rugs are made in Nepal by Tibetan refugees. Learn about how rug dyes are made and selected, and how rug weaving is done by hand. There is so much to love about the Tibetan people and their culture. Since their culture is a very spiritual […]
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Sari Silk Rugs
11 Apr
Rug

Sari Silk Rugs

Sari silk rugs are some of the most unique rugs to come out of India and surrounding areas. Unlike other types of Oriental rugs, Sari silk rugs aren’t crafted using raw wool or synthetic fibers. Instead, these unique rugs are made from the discarded remains of fabric leftover from sewing women’s saris.   How Are […]
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Persian Rugs
10 Apr
Rug

Persian Rugs

What is a Persian rug? Persia is now the area of the world known as Iran. Contrary to popular belief, not all Persian rugs are made there. In the Oriental rug world, the word “Persian” means a rug made in the manner and designs of antique Persian rugs.   Persian Rug Designs These designs have […]
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Moroccan Rugs
09 Apr
Rug

Moroccan Rugs

Traditionally, Moroccan rugs were made by the people of Morocco for their utility – not as much for their design or appearance. Today, Moroccan rugs are still crafted by tribal peoples and are highly sought after in the Western world.   What Materials Are Used to Make Moroccan Rugs? Moroccan rugs can be crafted from real wool […]
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08 Apr
Rug

Ikat Rugs

Ikat, sometimes referred to as ikkat, is not as much a rug as it is a specific dying technique used for rugs. While this dyeing technique can be used for a variety of textiles, rugs are one of the most common pieces to feature this type of unique dyeing.   What is Ikat Dying? Ikat […]
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