The city of Agra has become synonymous with India's top tourist attraction, the Taj Mahal. Unknown to many, it was also one of the centers of Mughal carpet production, which is one of the finest rugs ever produced. (Photo by Fahrul Azmi on Unsplash)
Agra rugs may look and feel familiar to many Persian rug owners. Like most carpet producing... Read More
The first French-made rugs were designed after works of art by painters who were inspired by the beauty of their surroundings. (Photo by Sascha Sturm on Unsplash)
French rugs were born out of a necessity. Persian rugs became so popular in the West in the 17th century that King Henry IV of France had to intervene with the buying frenzy... Read More
The historic neighborhood is no longer just a hub of upscale designer-only showrooms. It’s transformed into a place for people who love the vibe of modern living and eclectic mix of products from all over the world. (Photo taken from Dallas Design District website)
Antique shopping is big in Texas. Every year, thousands flock to visit various cities and towns... Read More
Colombian weavers inherited the skills to craft colorful rugs even to this day. (Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash)
Colombian rugs are made by weaving plant and animal fibers into fabrics which have been a part of Colombia’s rich Andean heritage since the beginning of human civilization in South America. It’s not surprising that textile is one of the... Read More
Gers in Xinjiang (Photo by Yang Shuo on Unsplash)
Antique Khotan rug. Use rug number 73801 as reference for more information.
East Turkestan carpets are made in Xinjiang in the northwest of China. Carpets were being manufactured in the cities of Kashgar, Yarkand, and Khotan. Khotan is eastern of the three old Silk Road oasis cities with Kashgar more far west... Read More
Bol'shoye Almatinskoye Ozero, Almaty, Kazakhstan (Photo by Polina Raevskaya
Antique Turkmen rug. Use 75375 as rug number reference for more information.
Central Asian carpets include those woven by many people in what were formerly the Turkmen, Uzbek, Karakalpaks, Kyrgyz, Tajik, and Kazakh in northern and northeastern Persia, Afghanistan, and in the Turkic areas of Xinjiang in western China.
Central Asian carpets fall... Read More
Arsin Rug Gallery's collection of fine area rugs are all made from natural and organic materials like sheep wool. ( Photo by Jorgen Haland on Unsplash)
Organic and eco-friendly area rugs are not just a passing trend. They have been around for centuries with the oldest known piece said to have been made over two thousand years ago. It's for... Read More
The dining area is the heart of every home and Persian rugs can make it look even more special.
Getting area rug sizes right is crucial to designing a space. While they are incredibly versatile and easy to use, improper rug sizing can just as easily ruin even the best laid out interior plans.
Rugs are powerful statement pieces capable of... Read More
Beijing, once known as Peking, was a major center for creation of China rugs. (Photo by Franciso Delgado on Unsplash)
Historical records show that China rugs were already being used in China’s imperial courts and royal homes about 2,000 years ago. However, experts also say rug-making in the country only began in the 15th century which means the first rugs... Read More
Dinant, Belgium (Photo by Alex Vasey on Unsplash)
This lovely Belgian Tapestry Rug is available in our Dallas Design Center showroom. Use 50058 as reference number if you want to know more.
To the uninitiated, Belgium may not be the first name or place that comes to mind when looking for fine rugs or luxury carpets. But for rug collectors and... Read More
The climate in the Caucasus region can be harsh which makes rug making essential. (Photo by Ruslan Valeev on Unsplash)
Antique Persian Ardebil rug. Use 69928 as rug number reference for more information. This stunning piece is available for viewing in our Dallas Design Center showroom.
Originally coming from The Caucasus region, Caucasian rugs were distinguished towards the end of the... Read More
Sihastria Monastery in Romania. (Image by Dan Fador from Pixabay)
Romanian Mahal rug from the Balkans. It's available at our Dallas Design Center showroom, just use 50134 as rug number reference if you want to see it up close or want to know more about it.
The nations that make up the Balkan Peninsula include Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, European Turkey,... Read More
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African and Moroccan rugs are popular for having quirky designs and a utilitarian vibe that is hard to find in any other style of rug. While most people think these rugs are only made in Morocco, the highly sought after patterns and colors are actually shared by other carpets originating from the same region... Read More
Afghan market. (Image by David Mark from Pixabay)
Kilims are popular for their mesmerizing patterns and elegant color schemes that allow them to blend well with different interiors. Use 70706 as rug number reference for more information. It's on-hand at our Dallas Design District showroom.
Afghan antique rugs acquired their name from Afghanistan where an intersection of Baluch, Turkmen, and Uzbek... Read More
Moroccan rugs are in high demand today for their simple yet very colorful designs. (Photo by Max Brown on Unsplash)
One of a kind Kerman area rug handwoven in Turkey. Use 15147 as rug number reference for more information.
Persian carpets are ubiquitous in interior design but there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to identifying rugs by... Read More
Oljato-Monument Valley is home to Navajo Indians. Photo by Jasper van der Meij on Unsplash
Known today as the Hooked Rugs or Navajo Rugs, there is an extensive history behind American Rugs. In the 17th Century, settlers working with limited resources developed hooked rugs that displayed design themes such as geometric patterns, floral prints, landscapes, seascapes, and animals. Each design represented a sense... Read More
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This exquisite handwoven antique Hereke from Turkey is available at Arsin Rug Gallery located inside the Dallas Design Center in Dallas, Texas. Please use 52781 as a reference for inquiries.
The most expensive Persian rug on record was sold for a whopping $33.7 million at a Sotheby’s New York auction on June 5, 2013. Prior... Read More
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They are not the same thing; to get one you may have to trade off on the other. In other words, oftentimes if you want... Read More
The history of Persian rugs ,a culmination of artistic magnificence, dates back to 2,500 years ago. The Iranians were among the pioneer rug weavers of the ancient civilizations, having achieved a superlative degree of perfection through centuries of creativity and ingenuity. The skill of rugs weaving has been handed down by fathers to their children’s, who built upon those... Read More
Antique Sultanabad rugs are still regarded as the most appealing to European and American tastes. To this day, the term Sultanabad or Ziegler rug denotes an outstanding antique Mahal rug or carpet from the late nineteenth century.