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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

Hallway runner rugs: because first impressions count…
Posted on 02 September 2015

Have you ever entered a house and had all sorts of cold feelings about it? If so, you certainly won’t want to make the same mistake in your own home. But where do you begin? Well, we suggest you choose from a fine selection of hallway runner rugs.       Hallway runner rugs: Picking the right one As people always say: first impressions count. That’s why it’s important to choose a hallway runner rug that reflects your style and taste. Indeed, it&r... Read More

London Rugs?Not a problem. We supply all over the country
Posted on 07 August 2015

I want to write to you today about London rugs, or more precisely about Pars Rug Gallery, which supplies London and all the UK with fine handmade rugs.   Why? So I can open your mind to the magical world of Oriental rugs… When I first started working at Pars Rug Gallery I thought that this was just about a small Oriental rug shop in Romsey, Hampshire. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. Welcome to Rug Land, as Arash says… The pillar of Pars Rug Gallery is director a... Read More

A carpet history: Solving the mystery behind the grotesque carpet
Posted on 14 July 2015

Have you ever heard about grotesque carpet history? If not, you should read this article. You will be amazed at this intellectual dispute about the origin of a rather eccentric-looking rug.       The carpet was labelled grotesque due to its distinctive designs. Broadly speaking, the adjective grotesque refers to ornamental features. In this specific case grotesque is a synonym of a typology of art that produced extravagant and surreal figures like fantastic animals, pla... Read More

Tapestry wall hanging: The fascinating art of weaving in Europe
Posted on 07 July 2015

Have you heard of tapestry wall hanging? No, it isn't a New Trend. The use of tapestries as wall hanging has a long history. Indeed, the origin of tapestries dates back to the very beginning of civilisation. However, their beauty wasn’t fully appreciated in European countries until 700 AD onwards. Nowadays tapestries can be found almost everywhere, including on everyday upholstered items and cushions, as well as bags and coats.  Tapestry wall hanging: Origin of the name ... Read More

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