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Mahal Rugs
Posted on 16 December 2013

Mahal rugs are woven in the Arak district in northwest Persia, they are highly decorative and are among the most desirable of Persian village weavings. They can have all over patterns or a central medallion; traditionally they were made by families in small villages, and have a loose to moderate weave and a thick pile. These rugs often feature pastel tones such as beige and cream, but also can have earthy reds, greens and even blue tones. The medallion format is more unusual in the Mahal rugs, as they are more likely to have an all over patte... Read More

Foxi Underlay
Posted on 11 December 2013

A wooden or laminate floor can look fantastic, but they can also be a little colder and less comfortable to walk on than carpet. It is for this reason that many people who have hard floors invest in a rug or two to cover a section of the floor. An oriental rug will stand out, and it can be used to brighten up a room. Unfortunately, the biggest downside of having a rug on a wooden, laminate, or other highly polished floor is that it can become a slip hazard if there is no furniture on it. An antique rug that walks across the floor needs to be... Read More

Origins of the Pile Rug
Posted on 04 December 2013

Rugs date back thousands of years, but their history is somewhat unknown. Flatwoven rugs and floor coverings were developed all around the world by those who had developed the skills of weaving, but pile rugs have a less generalised source. From the Middle Ages, the Middle East was at the centre of the production of the knotted carpet, especially Turkey and Persia, but it seems that pile carpets did not originate from there. The woven pile rug might have fantastic designs like the flatwoven rugs, but could also have the thickness,... Read More

Art Deco Rugs
Posted on 26 November 2013

Art deco is a style that first emerged in France just after WWI, it was popular throughout the 1930s and 1940s across much of Europe before waning after WWII. The style was modern, eclectic and bold, surrounded by the embrace of technology and a culture that was transforming after the war. During its most popular era, the Art Deco movement represented luxury, glamour and exuberance, and it was seen in architecture, design, art, fashion, furniture and even cars. Art Deco rugs were initially created to fit in with the trends of the time, as an... Read More

Antique and contemporary kilim rugs
Posted on 20 November 2013

Kilims are some of the most recognisable types of Oriental rug, they are flat woven, meaning they have no pile and are made anywhere from Pakistan to the Balkans. The word “Kilim” comes from Turkey where the word means “weft-faced tapestry”, because the wefts are pulled very tightly so that the warps cannot be seen at all apart from at the ends, where they are usually bunched into tassels. This is the simplest way to weave, and is a defining part of the Kilim rug. With this type of weave, the weft... Read More

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