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Agra Rugs
Posted on 19 February 2014

Rugs from Agra, India are highly influenced by traditional Persian styles, and their designs reflect this. They use the Persian knot, otherwise known as the asymmetrical knot, and they are made of cotton, wool or silk. Some silk Agra antique rugs are very fine, with up to 2000 knots per square inch. Colours They use a palette of very soft colours; for the field they often use yellow, beige or light green, however medallions and motifs can be a variety of colours, including more unusual shades such as lilac, pale pink and even shades of gold. D... Read More

February Newsletter - Featuring Incredible Rug Restoration!
Posted on 06 February 2014

We have been releasing a newsletter for the last few months, and will now be putting our releases on the blog too! Here is the newsletter for this month, sent 06/02/14. It includes news, a fantastic restoration job, latest stock and more. If you want to sign up to the mailing list just click "Join Mailing List" at the top of the website, newsletters are sent out monthly and often include special discounts, offers and complementary invites to fairs that we are attending. We will never sha... Read More

How to Look After an Antique Rug
Posted on 01 February 2014

Antique rugs are fantastic works of art, and they should be looked after to prolong their lifespan. Not only can they have sentimental value, as many rugs are passed down through families, they often have monetary value as well. If you have an antique rug, whether you’ve had it for years or have just bought or inherited it, it is important that you know how to best look after it while it is in your care. 1. Keeping your antique rug clean is a must, and it should be vacuumed weekly. Make sure to do this gently and a... Read More

Battersea Decorative Fair
Posted on 27 January 2014

The Decorative Antiques & Textile fair takes place three times a year in Battersea Park, London. It has been enticing international trade, designers and customers for over 25 years, seeking one-off pieces, unusual items and fabulous accessories. This year the Winter Decorative Fair took place from Tuesday the 21st to Sunday the 26th of January, and once again Pars Rug Gallery were thrilled to be invited to attend. Setting up an impressive stand the day before the fair began, many of our finest rugs and carpets were put on d... Read More

Rug Weaving Areas
Posted on 17 January 2014

Rugs come from many areas of the world, with skilled weavers taking their trade with them wherever they go. Although it is thought that it was the Nomads who originally created the pile rug, the flat woven rug has been around for thousands of years with no specific origins. Since then, the art form has spread across Persia, the Orient and the Caucasus, but which rugs come from where, and where are these areas? Quite simply, a Persian rug is one which has been made in Iran, and an Oriental rug is one which has been made in any other Asia... Read More

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