February 29th, 2012|Our Rugs|

Nomadic, Villiage and Workshop Rugs

There are three general categories of Oriental rugs that consumers would be interested in buying. Each category has its own distinctive style, and reflects the purpose for which the rug was made. Whether you choose a nomadic, village or workshop rug, you will own a thing of beauty and superb artisanship. Nomadic rugs As their [...]

February 24th, 2012|Our Rugs|

Indian Rugs – A Beautiful Choice

Indian rugs are known for their intense colours. Weavers traditionally use green, light blue, pink and off-white rug tones in their work. The highly detailed designs used in the rug are generally asymmetrical in nature and are rooted in realistic themes. A number of rugs made in this part of the world include floral designs and figures [...]

February 22nd, 2012|Our Rugs|

A Guide to Caucasian Rugs

Caucasian rugs have a distinctive style and are available in antique and modern versions. These rugs are made with either Giordes or Turkish knots. They are traditionally made of wool, and the colours used reflect the natural materials found in the area where the rug was made. The warp threads used to make Caucasian rugs [...]

February 20th, 2012|Interior Design|

Rug Weaving Techniques

A number of rug weaving techniques are used to make floor coverings. They can be hand-knotted, hand-tufted or hand-woven. Braided rugs are also available, and a felted wool rug known as namdah has an intricate design that is popular with homeowners. Hand-knotted rugs Hand-knotted rugs are made by people all over the world. This type [...]

February 17th, 2012|Our Rugs|

The Afghan Rug

As their name implies, Afghan rugs are made in Afghanistan. Woven by hand, they are surprisingly inexpensive. Consumers who are looking for a unique look for an indoor space may want to consider this type of floor covering. One of the unique features of Afghan rugs is that they are collared using natural products. Vegetable [...]

February 15th, 2012|Our Rugs|

Oriental Rug Types

Oriental rugs add colour and an element of elegance to a room. They are available in both antique and modern styles, to suit the decorating style you have chosen for your home. Before you decide on this type of rug for your indoor space, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different [...]

February 13th, 2012|Interior Design|

Rug Making Techniques Explained

When you are looking for rugs for your home, consider a number of styles before you make your final decision. Manufacturers offer hand-knotted, handmade and machine-made rugs for your consideration. Before you make a choice about a specific style for your indoor space, make sure you consider these types so that you can find the [...]

February 10th, 2012|Our Rugs|

Egyptian Rug Designs

Egyptian rugs have been woven for centuries and they are renowned for their high quality. It is rare for an authentic Egyptian rug to be available to buyers outside of the country, but the ones that are have a luxurious style and rich patterning. Traditionally, hand knotted carpets made in Egypt were woven by hand [...]

February 8th, 2012|Interior Design|

Types of Rug Fibres

When you are considering floor coverings, one factor you will be considering is the type of rug fibres used in the manufacturing process. Synthetic fibres, such as nylon, are very popular with modern rug manufacturers, but other materials used for this purpose include jute, silk, and wool. Synthetic rugs Nylon is the synthetic material most [...]

February 7th, 2012|Interior Design|

Rugs – Practical and Artistic Objects

Rugs have been used since before 5000 BC, but the exact time they first appeared is unknown. One theory about the origin of rugs is that they were first made by nomadic tribes. These early versions were made with thick knots and provided protection from cold and damp conditions. Making rugs also meant that these [...]

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