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Blog on interior design & rugs

Moth Damage
Posted on 13 November 2013

Hand made rugs can survive centuries of being walked on, but in a matter of weeks a moth infestation can ruin a rug. For rug owners and cleaners, the household moth poses a real problem, and with the threat of damage and even cross-contamination it is an issue that needs resolving. Perhaps surprisingly, it is not the moth that causes the problem but the moth larvae. Adult moths have no interest in eating wool, but females do like to lay their eggs in it, often hundreds at a time. The moth larvae will eat wool, silk, hair or just about any othe... Read More

Kazak Rugs & Carpets
Posted on 06 November 2013

Kazak rugs are among the most prized of the Caucasian rugs; they are a type of Armenian rug, most often woven by people in Armenia and Afghanistan. Kazak rugs are not associated with a particular tribe, as the small town is a mixture of Muslim Turkic, Christian Armenians and Kurdish tribes. The Armenians were one of the first groups of people to weave oriental rugs and have been doing so for over 2000 years, meaning that they know what they’re doing. With this, Kazaks are of the highest quality, with natural dyes and handspun w... Read More

Aubusson and Savonnerie... adding a touch of elegance to any room
Posted on 02 October 2013

The small town of Aubusson in the La Marche region of France has been renowned since the 15th century as the birthplace of fine tapestries and carpets. Situated on the banks of the river Creuse and with a plentiful supply of local wool these natural resources allowed the industry to prosper. Historically Aubussons were woven by Flemish weavers who had relocated to this part of France and their skills were much favoured by the rich merchants of the area eventually finding favour with the Frenc... Read More

How to recognise a Shirvan rug
Posted on 01 August 2013

Shirvan is a town and region in Azerbaijan on the west coast of the Caspian Sea and bordering the northeast of Iran in what is often referred to as the Caucuses. Historically the Caucuses which encompass the mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas has been fought over and conquered by the Mongols in the 13th century, the Persians in the 15th century, the Turks in the 16th century and most recently the Russians in the 19th century and it remained under their influence until the break-up of the Soviet Union in 19... Read More

Beware the moth season - protect your rugs and carpets now
Posted on 31 July 2013

It’s moth season so now is the ideal time to have your precious rugs cleaned and moth-proofed by the Pars Rug Gallery as we have a special offer for the month of August only! Why not let us take care of your rugs while you are away on holiday? Our comprehensive cleaning service includes: • Specialist deep cleaning • Stain removal • Colour run removal • Spot cleaning • Odour Removal • Treatment for moth removal • Treatment for moth protection* •... Read More

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