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Pirot kilims now available at oriental rug specialist Pars Rug Gallery
Posted on 03 October 2014

Oriental rug specialist Pars Rug Gallery is delighted to announce the arrival of a special collection of Pirot kilims dating from the mid 19th Century. Pirot is a town in the south eastern part of Serbia renowned for its carpet weaving tradition dating back to the middle ages. It was once considered one of the most important rug making centres in the Balkans lying on one of the main thoroughfares from the west to the middle east. As Arash Karimzadeh, owner of Pars Rug Gallery, says &... Read More

Hand Made or Machine Made?
Posted on 09 May 2014

To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a hand made and a machine made carpet, but there are things to look out for and ways to find out how your rug was made. It is an important factor when buying a rug and it will also affect the best ways to maintain and clean it.  The best way to identify a hand made rug is that there will be imperfections. Some knots will be uneven and patterns will not be completely perfect; lines may not be completely straight and the colours can change slightly in ... Read More

Choosing a Rug Part 3 - The Future
Posted on 06 May 2014

  Rugs can last for many years if correctly looked after, and if you're planning to have your rug for a long time you may have to choose more wisely. For example, that antique handwoven rug might look fantastic in your current home, but what about in your next home? Or when you decide to redecorate? A large rug can dominate a room, and it can be difficult to make best use of it in the future.    Typically, lighter colour rugs give more options when it comes to choosing colours and furniture for a room, whi... Read More

Heriz Carpets
Posted on 02 May 2014

40 miles west of Tabriz, a large weaving centre, lies the town of Heriz. Carpets woven here take many influences from Tabriz and Caucasian designs while creating designs of their own. Heriz carpets are tribal, with strong geometric shapes. They can feature all-over patterns but are most commonly known for their six or eight-sided central medallions (such as in the image). The colours used are earthy; deep reds and browns, but often with an ivory field. Other colours that are used can include blue and green, but red is the most prevalent. Th... Read More

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

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