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What is the Difference Between an Oriental Rug and a Persian Rug?

Jessica Allan

What is the Difference Between an Oriental Rug and a Persian Rug?

All Persian rugs are Oriental rugs, however not all Oriental rugs are Persian. Origin of Oriental Rugs Oriental rugs are composed of rugs made all over Asia, including India, China, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey and more. Persian rugs are specifically made in Persia, or modern day Iran. Just like Turkish rugs are made in Turkey. Persian rugs also have sub-types just like Oriental rugs do. A Hamedan rug is a type of Persian rug. There are many types of Persian rugs including Heriz, Karaja, Kazvin, and Isfahan. Quality of Persian & Oriental Rugs Historically Persian rugs were thought to be...

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January Rug Highlights

Jessica Allan

January Rug Highlights

Thanks to a mini "heat wave" almost all of the snow dumped on us last week has melted! We have been busy all week long cleaning and repairing some real beauties to list next week, so keep your eyes out for those. Meanwhile here are a couple recently added to the site: Above is a nicely preserved, almost square, antique Turkoman prayer rug measuring 3' 11 x 4' 4. It was finely woven with a high quality wool pile and foundation. This rug would be perfect for a medium to low traffic area.  Below is a vintage Persian Dergazine rug...

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How To Decorate With Oriental Rugs

Jessica Allan

An antique or vintage hand-knotted Oriental rug can completely change the look of your space. But if you are just starting out it can be hard to know where to begin with decorating using Oriental rugs. Photo by Lauren Mancke on Unsplash Rugs historically go on the floor, but with a real beauty you can hang it on a wall as well for an exotic look. Rugs with dark colors and complex patterns are good for high traffic areas such as an entryway or kitchen. These hide dirt, wear and stains much better than those with more subdued designs. Use durable rugs in high...

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New Year, New Rugs

Jessica Allan

We are so thankful for all of our customers in 2017, it's been a wonderful year and we are so excited to see what is in store for 2018. As a thank you for your business we are offering 10% off sitewide through 1/7/2018. Just use the following code at checkout to receive the discount: NEWYEAR10 Highlights from 2017: We welcomed our beautiful baby boy Travis into the world! We reached 500 Sales on our Etsy shop, check it out here Here are the last two rugs I had to repair earlier today in 2017. Check back soon to see...

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Why Does an Oriental Rug Crack?

Jessica Allan

Dry Rot. Two words you never want to hear spoken about an Oriental rug. Dry rot causes the natural fibers found in hand made Persian rugs to become brittle and break apart. Before a rug enters the irreversible stage of dry rot there will be signs of mold or mildew. If you are able to catch those two stages early enough you may be able to save your carpet by hiring a professional cleaner. However once a carpet has dry rot there is no coming back. It occurs most often in Oriental rugs with cotton foundations, but is not unheard of...

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