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Blog on interior design & rugs

Silk Rugs
Posted on 28 April 2014

Silk rugs are some of the most intricate and most valuable rugs in the world, they are spectacular works of art and can be very expensive. Due to the nature of silk, which is fine and strong, silk rugs can have as many as 1000 knots per square inch, requiring months of work by a team of weavers, but there is no doubt that the finished result is anything short of incredible.  They can be 100% silk or can have silk highlights - Tabriz rugs are particularly well known for this. The highlights can add a beautiful sheen and depth to the design ... Read More

Balouch Rugs
Posted on 23 April 2014

Balouch rugs and carpets come from the geographic region of Balouchistan, an area which is part of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The area is defined by the use of the Balouch language; it is a large region which has many different ethnic groups living within it. These weavings are primarily recognised by the colour palettes used, they feature bold, dark colours such as browns, deep reds, dark blues, purples and black, although sometimes ivory is used in small quantities to highlight the patterns. The designs are often outlined in black, m... Read More

Benefits of Having a Rug Professionally Cleaned
Posted on 15 April 2014

As we have explored in our blog previously, hand woven rugs are works of art, and should be treated as such. These beautiful, often unique pieces are the result of many hours of labour and generations of knowledge and skills, and it is for this reason that they are so highly valued, both in monetary terms and for sentimental reasons. They can be in areas of heavy traffic, but even if they are not often walked over they will still be subjected to wear and tear and it is important that they are cleaned every fe... Read More

Kurdish Rugs
Posted on 12 April 2014

Kurdish rugs are very diverse, and can be of almost any designs and colours. The Kurds are an ancient Iranian tribe, who were around before the time of Christ. Nowadays they live in west Iran, east Turkey and Iraq, and the mountains of Persian Azerbaijan. The regions of Iranian Kurdistan and north-west Persia have overlapped for many years, and there are many clans and subgroups within the scattered Kurdish tribes. Although mostly Caucasian motifs and designs are used, each group produces individual designs. Antique Kurdish rugs can be flo... Read More

Rug Restoration
Posted on 08 April 2014

Over time, the condition of a rug will deteriorate, especially if it is in a high-traffic area or is exposed to a lot of sunlight. It might lose pile, the knots can become loose and the fringes and edges (selvages) can wear away. Colours can fade and dirt can become compacted in them. At Pars Rug Gallery, we have a workshop dedicated to cleaning and restoration, which is run by our highly skilled staff who have the expert knowledge required to take care of every type of rug, carpet, tapestry and needlepoint. It is vital that the correct pro... Read More

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