04 May
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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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01 May
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Gabbeh Rugs
07 Apr
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Gabbeh Rugs

A Gabbeh rug is a type of Persian rug with a few distinct qualities. For one, Gabbeh rugs are coarser in feel and thicker than your average Persian rug. This specific type of Persian carpet is a great collector’s piece and is perfect for rug enthusiasts or anyone looking for a rug with a truly […]
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05 Apr
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Before You Buy an Area Rug

Know these things before you purchase an area rug. We want you to know. It’s as simple and important as that. Important because your goal is to find and purchase an area rug that will impact your home and home life. We take that very seriously. If we’ve met our goal of providing you with […]
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