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Rug Guides

Persian Rug

Persian Rug Guide

Persian rugs are one of the most popular types of Oriental rugs and are made in Iran.

Turkish Rug Blue Bergama

Turkish Rug Guide

Turkish rugs have rich, bold colors and often come in geometric styles.

Antique Caucasian Rug

Caucasian Rug Guide

Antique Caucasian rugs were made in The Caucasus and are one of the most collectible rug types today.

Art Deco Style Chinese Oriental Rug

Oriental Rug Guide

Oriental rugs are hand-knotted or hand-woven area rugs made in a broad geographical area.

Rolled Up Bokhara Rug

Bokhara Rug Guide

Bokhara rugs commonly feature a repeating pattern of traditional octagonal guls.

Heriz Rug Medallion

Heriz Rug Guide

Heriz rugs usually have rich red fields and are very desirable.

Persian Sarouk Rug

Sarouk Rug Guide

Sarouk rugs are very attractive with brightly colored detached floral sprays.

Hamedan Rug

Hamedan Rug Guide

Hamedan rugs are one of the most easily recognizable types of Persian rug with primary colors and simple patterns.

Tabriz Rug Prayer

Tabriz Rug Guide

Tabriz rugs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns and are often very finely woven.

Oriental Rug Motif

Oriental Rug Motifs

From botehs to dog figures, Oriental rugs feature a wide variety of motifs and designs.

 Washing an Oriental rug

Hand Wash an Oriental Rug

Learn how to hand wash your Oriental rugs at home.

Choose Rug Size

Choosing Area Rug Sizes

Tips on choosing an appropriate area rug size for your room.

Identifying Authentic Rugs

Identifying Authentic Rugs

Tricks to help you identify authentic Oriental Rugs.


Vacuum Oriental Rugs

Caring for Oriental Rugs

How to care for your Oriental rug.

How to Hang A Rug

How to Hang a Rug

Learn how to hang a rug on a wall.

Counting Rug Knots

Counting Rug Knots

How to count and identify the knots in an Oriental rug.

Repairing Oriental Rugs

Repairing Oriental Rugs

Different types of repairs for Oriental rugs to help them last.

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Where Are Rugs Made

What countries are known for their skill in weaving Oriental rugs?

Oriental Rug Dyes

Oriental Rug Dyes can be made from vegetables or they can be synthetic.

What is a Prayer Rug

How does one identify a Prayer rug?

Types of Hamedan Rugs

Hamedan rugs are a type of Persian rug, but there are many different types of Hamedans.

The Value of Persian Rugs

Do Persian rugs hold their value, and why are they so expensive?

Anatomy of an Oriental Rug

From warp to weft, what makes up an Oriental rug?

Matching Your Style

Finding an antique Oriental rug to match your style.

Rugs For Tribal Decor

The top 5 authentic Oriental rugs for Tribal decor.

Room-Sized Rugs

How to decorate with large room-size Oriental rugs.

Buying Oriental Rugs

How to buy Oriental rugs like a pro.

Moth Damage

Tips on preventing moth damage to your Oriental rugs.

Combining Oriental Rugs

How to combine several Oriental rugs in one space.