handmade persian rugs vs machine made rugs

Handmade Persian Rugs Vs. Machine Made Rugs

There’s nothing better than a good-looking rug when you want to add more oomph and style to your home. However, what most people find challenging is deciding whether they should choose a handmade Persian rug or a machine-made rug. Handmade rugs are more expensive so the question for many prospective buyers is, is it worth […]

The Rug Buying Guide

The Rug Buying Guide

Using Oriental rugs is a fantastic way to add to the overall look of any room and enhance the beauty of the entire space. The key to bringing your vision to life lies in choosing the right rug for the space. This rug purchase guide will help you navigate the world of Oriental rugs and […]

8 Things To Remember When Buying A Tabriz

Tabriz rugs are known for their fine texture, exceptional quality, and a wide variety of colors and patterns. These hand knotted rugs truly highlight the unparalleled talent and skills of the weavers of Tabriz, in north western Iran. The skills have been passed down through the generations and the quality of the rugs has remained […]

Introduction To Peshawar Rugs

Introduction To Peshawar Rugs

“Transcription: Hello, my name is Rose and welcome to Catalina Rug. This is a Ferahan rug or Peshawar rug, that made in a Pakistan from vegetable dye and hand-spun wool. As you see, the color is very subdued, so they come different color, different pattern. But most of them is all over, very few in a medallion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Elegant Nain Rug

  Nain rugs are cherished by rug enthusiasts all over the world for their incredibly fine weave and extraordinarily intricate and symmetrical composition. This 10 x 13’4″ rug bears all of the hallmarks of a quintessential Nain rug. The Iran Carpet Company Even better, it bears the signature of the Iran Carpet Company. Established in […]

How To Clean Your Kilim Rug?

If you own a kilim, it is important to know that even though a kilim is a kind of rug, it cannot be cleaned like other rugs. The mistake many kilim owners make is that they use the same tips and guidelines that are laid out for oriental rugs. However, while some of the methods […]

Mashad Runner From Astan Ghots

  Oriental runner rugs with size dimensions of 8’2″ x 30’6″are very rare but that’s only one of the many features that make this Mashad rug unique. The Makers Of Mashad Rugs The rug bears the Astan Ghots signature, which a testament to its exceptional quality. This is a reputed rug-manufacturing company that was established […]

Unique Heriz Rug

Estimated to be about 100 to 120 years,This Heriz rug is an antique and was a prized possession of an ardent rug collector. It took 10 long years of persuasion to get the collector to part with this rug. One look at the rug and it’s easy to see why. A Unique And Intricate Pattern […]

How Persian & Oriental Rugs Are Made

With their magnificent intricate patterns, stunning colors and superior finish, you would imagine that Persian and Oriental rugs would be made by highly trained professionals using very advanced, complex machinery, high end materials and custom manufactured dyes. Surprisingly, none of that is true. Hard to believe but Oriental rugs are hand woven on some of […]