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7 things to keep in mind… Don’t buy a rug without reading this article
Posted on 29 September 2015

If you want to buy a rug the temptation to choose the cheapest or the most instantly appealing is likely to be high. That is why we have put together this list of 7 things to consider before making such a decision. Importantly, a rug looks very different in a shop compared to a home setting. As a result, you should definitely take your time in pondering your final decision. Don’t just buy a rug - buy THE rug… 1. Light: The light... Read More

Polonaise carpets in the U.K.
Posted on 25 September 2015

We discussed the characteristics of the Polonaise carpets in a previous article, where we explain why they were mistakenly considered European rugs.  Despite not being European rugs, Polonaise carpets have a link to Europe, and United Kingdom as well. For example, a fragment of a Polonaise Carpet is displayed at the Victioria & Albert Musuem (London). However, one particularly interesting historical fact is that the Persian King Shah Abbas I (the first of the Safavid Dynasty) gave some carpets to the English entre... Read More

Why are grey rugs the best for a grown up space?
Posted on 22 September 2015

   Grey rugs are an ideal solution for almost any kind of interior. If you are planning a rather modern and formal space for entertaining your guests, the neutrality of grey makes it a leading choice. Now, you may be thinking that grey might look a bit dull. But don’t worry, there is no reason why this should be the case as long as you use it in the right way. We all love grey rugs…. Did you know? Grey is the most searched colour for rugs on Google in the U.K. That&rsquo... Read More

The scandal of false European rugs: Polonaise carpets
Posted on 16 September 2015

European rugs are famous all over the world. The magnificent and antique art of weaving peaks in Europe thanks to an abundance of skills and raw materials. Or so you might think… However, this is not the reality. The truth is that we Europeans have simply imported precious rugs from Eastern countries and even stolen the copyright. One particular act of intellectual theft was committed against the makers of what became known as Polonaise carpets. For years Polonaise carpets were deemed to... Read More

How to interpret the symbols on modern rugs
Posted on 08 September 2015

Traditional symbols on handwoven rugs bear witness to many of the beliefs and superstitions that are held in central Asian countries… Places where the art of weaving was born and still thrives... Even modern rugs from the region still depict a host of rather interesting symbols.       Most modern eastern rugs replicate traditional designs and motifs, not only because they convey a special message, but also because western people enjoy pondering their meaning. Mysterious symbols are par... Read More

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