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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Detail of hanging collection of kilim rugs, featuring several colors and designs
29 Aug
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What Are Kilim Rugs?

Kilim rugs are more than just rugs; they are works of art. Sam Presnell, owner of The Rug Gallery, discusses the beauty and design of kilim rugs. Listen or read more to find out if a kilim rug is right for your home. LISTEN NOW John Maher: Welcome to The Rug Gallery with Sam Presnell. The […]
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Pile of used Oriental rugs folded on a table
12 Jun
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Used Oriental Rugs: Tips for Buying

Used Oriental rugs are commonly found in estate sales and online auction sites. Sam Presnell, owner of The Rug Gallery, discusses how to determine if a used Oriental rug is worth buying. Listen or read more to learn how to decide on whether or not to buy a used Oriental rug for sale. LISTEN NOW […]
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24 Apr
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Rug Protectors: 4 Tips You Need

Sam Presnell of The Rug Gallery discusses rug protectors, including the usefulness (or not) of those plastic or rubber pieces that go under your furniture legs, as well as stain guard sprays and treatments for the rug itself. John Maher: Welcome to The Rug Gallery with Sam Presnell. The Rug Gallery is an Oriental rug […]
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