Read A Rug Through Its Patterns

Read A Rug Through Its Patterns

Everybody who owns an Oriental rug is sure to admire its inherent beauty but very few actually know that the patterns of a rug actually have some meaning. Oriental rug weavers tell a story through the patterns that they choose. Knowing a little bit about the patterns will help you to read the rug that […]

Kerman Rug

A Guide To Kerman Rugs

Towards the South of Iran, in an oasis in the exotically named desert Dast-e-Lut, lies a town called Kerman with a population of about a quarter of a million. Founded in the 4th Century, this city was an important destination when trade flourished between India and Iran centuries ago. Today, it has earned a pride […]

Kazak A Prized Possession

Kazak Rug: A Prized Possession

As with most types of oriental rugs, kazak rugs too are named after the place they are manufactured. Kazak, a small city where these rugs are manufactured, is located in the northwestern area of Azerbaijan. These rugs are usually hand-knotted by the women weavers who used traditional construction techniques and dyes to create rugs that […]

Kilim Rugs, A Class On Its Own

Kilim rugs are a type of Oriental rug with a difference. Whereas most oriental rugs have a pile, whether it is short or long, Kilim rugs are flat woven without any pile. The absence of pile is their main distinguishing feature. These rugs are not thick and plush like most other types of Oriental rugs. […]

Tight On Space? Choose Small Oriental Rugs

Large Oriental rugs can look absolutely mesmerizing with their elaborate patterns, eye-catching motifs and striking color combinations. It’s tempting to want to own one of these large-sized exotic creations. But trying to fit a large sized rug into a small space may not give you the results you are looking for. Not only will the […]

A Rug In The Kitchen

Home Styling Tips: Add A Rug To A Room

Adding an Oriental rug to a room is one of the fastest and easiest ways to transform the look of the room and give it character and flair. In fact, the most difficult part about decorating with Oriental rugs is choosing one from among the fabulous varieties that are available. Why Choose Oriental Rugs? Oriental […]


Silk Rugs Vs. Wool Rugs

Silk and wool are two of the most commonly used materials in Oriental rugs. Rugs made from either of these materials have different characteristics but both types look absolutely fabulous, making it really difficult to choose between the two. So what exactly are the differences between silk rugs and wool rugs and which one would […]

Oriental Rugs And Art – The Often Overlooked Connection

Oriental rugs and art? Is it even possible to compare the two? A behind-the-scenes look at how rugs are manufactured reveals some very interesting and surprising connections between these two art forms. Oriental rugs are beautiful creations made by only very few, very talented tribal nomads. Each rug is painstakingly hand-woven. There is absolutely no […]

Red Bokhara Rug

A Look At Three Different Types Of Bokhara Rugs

Bokhara rugs are easy to identify, unlike most other Oriental rug types that can sometimes be difficult to recognize because of the many variations within their distinctive patterns. Bokhara rugs feature a repeated design called elephant foot, which is in fact an octagonal gul design. The predominant color of these rugs is deep shades of […]

Oriental Runner Rugs For Your Staircase

Oriental Runner Rugs For Your Staircase

There’s nothing wrong with leaving your staircase bare except that… well… it can look pretty boring. A bare staircase lacks personality and flair. When left uncovered, a staircase is just a functional feature that acts as an access-way between the ground and top storey of your home. But place an oriental runner rug down the […]

Common Misconceptions About Rugs

When it comes to oriental rugs, misconceptions abound. Unfortunately this has led many people to make expensive mistakes when they are looking for an oriental rug for their home or office space. Knowing what is fact and what is myth can help you avoid making such mistakes. Below you will find some of the more […]

Palace Size Bakhtyari Rug 16 x 20

    If you are looking for a rug to add drama to an otherwise subdued décor, this is it! With its bright colors and overly busy design this Bakhtyari is eye catching. Measuring 15’9″ x 20’, this particular piece boasts bold design elements in a combination of rich colors. The colors and design elements […]

Oriental Wool Rugs

Wool Rugs Have Many Benefits

Oriental Wool rugs is a generic term that includes all wool rugs which are woven in the Oriental regions of Persia, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China. They are all handmade and all materials and dyes used are sourced from natural materials. One of the main materials use on Oriental  rugs is wool. Wool is a natural, […]