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Hand Made or Machine Made?
Posted on 09 May 2014

To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a hand made and a machine made carpet, but there are things to look out for and ways to find out how your rug was made. It is an important factor when buying a rug and it will also affect the best ways to maintain and clean it.  The best way to identify a hand made rug is that there will be imperfections. Some knots will be uneven and patterns will not be completely perfect; lines may not be completely straight and the colours can change slightly in ... Read More

Choosing a Rug Part 3 - The Future
Posted on 06 May 2014

  Rugs can last for many years if correctly looked after, and if you're planning to have your rug for a long time you may have to choose more wisely. For example, that antique handwoven rug might look fantastic in your current home, but what about in your next home? Or when you decide to redecorate? A large rug can dominate a room, and it can be difficult to make best use of it in the future.    Typically, lighter colour rugs give more options when it comes to choosing colours and furniture for a room, whi... Read More

Heriz Carpets
Posted on 02 May 2014

40 miles west of Tabriz, a large weaving centre, lies the town of Heriz. Carpets woven here take many influences from Tabriz and Caucasian designs while creating designs of their own. Heriz carpets are tribal, with strong geometric shapes. They can feature all-over patterns but are most commonly known for their six or eight-sided central medallions (such as in the image). The colours used are earthy; deep reds and browns, but often with an ivory field. Other colours that are used can include blue and green, but red is the most prevalent. Th... Read More