Antique Sultanabad Rug 68773
For centuries, wool rugs epitomized luxury for many homes. And for really good reasons. They provide cozy comfort and warmth during cold days. The extraordinary aesthetic they have can completely transform a room’s overall mood. It’s why interior designers look at fine luxury rugs as essential pieces in achieving that perfect ensemble in their work.
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Antique Oushak 71832
Oushak rugs are the most recognizable among Oriental rug styles. Its familiar floral patterns are adored by many designers and collectors all over the world. They’re made by master weavers who have been handed down this unique art through generations. Moreover, their large-scale patterns and sophisticated color palettes are highly sought after in modern and contemporary interiors.
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Antique Kerman 10678
Antique Kerman 70040
Antique Kerman 70049
Turning any room into a conversation starter-whether in a formal work setting or a casual family bonding may begin with having a finely made area rug. Kerman area rugs are famous for their soft texture, fine quality, and lively details that are overwhelming enough to evoke the right mood in your room.
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Modern Rug 90611
Modern Rug 90598
Modern Rug 90651
Over time, you may come across moments when you feel like your home is looking dull and outdated. It’s alright. It’s quite easy to remedy. All you need is to freshen up the look of your living space. A quick and practical way to update interiors is by adding contemporary rugs.
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Moroccan rugs are classic must-haves that can subtly fill a room with warmth and character. They have simple patterns but are considered by many designers as great centerpieces for modern and contemporary spaces.
Moroccan style rug 90566. Size: 9' x 11'10"
Rug History and Origin
Moroccan rugs were first handwoven by the nomadic Berber tribes. This popular rug... Read More
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Luxury rugs are the finest in quality which is why they adorn the most beautiful homes in the world. They not only provide an extraordinary visual appeal to a room, but also help create an inviting ambience. Interior designers just love working with opulent pieces - they inspire so much creativity.
Antique Persian rugs are... Read More
Antique Sultanabad 72576
Whether you want to give your room’s interior a 19th-century European royalty flair or just to amp up the vibe of your minimalist home setup, a Sultanabad area rug is an excellent choice. This type of handmade rug is influenced by both Middle Eastern and Western culture making it easy to blend with a wide range of... Read More
Rose Collection Oushak rug.
Decorating with rugs is crucial in defining a room’s personality. While they have a huge influence on the design, they are also easy to switch when you decide to alter the mood of the room. Interior designers love to decorate with handmade floral area rugs, in particular, since they make good statement pieces in your room.... Read More
Antique Persian Tabriz rug in pristine condition.
Tabriz rugs are among the oldest Persian handwoven rugs that are valued not only for their designs but also for their craftsmanship. It’s an important piece to have for any antique rug collector because of its sheer beauty and ability to spice up any room; it’s a piece of history and impeccable artistry... Read More
Beautiful handmade antique Persian rugs can definitely influence a room’s atmosphere and ambiance. It’s why designers give it a lot of thought, ensuring all elements of a space match its intended interior design. Placing the perfect rug in one’s family room, for example, would require careful consideration. Since it's a common area where family members socialize and come together,... Read More
Oushak Rug 90708. Size: 8 ft 11 in x 12 ft 9 in
The living room is an essential part of the home. Family members spend a lot of time here to relax and bond with each other. It's also a place where guests are received. It's why it's important to keep living rooms cozy and inviting. And living room... Read More
Afghan rug in Moroccan style. Rug 90566 has a 9 ft x 11 ft 10 in size that works great in living areas and dining rooms.
Handmade tribal area rugs are known for their unique and symbolic artistry. The bold colors and intricate patterns woven meticulously add a vibrant yet sophisticated charm that makes good statement pieces. Moroccan rugs, for... Read More
Most people come across the predicament of buying a handmade rug versus a machine made rug at least one time in their lives. Usually, however, their decision will be influenced by the price difference amongst the two as handmade rugs tend to cost quite a bit more. However, most people don’t know that their decision to invest in a... Read More
The London Ardabil Carpet, 34’ 6" by 17’ 6" (10.51 m by 5.35 m) (photo & details from Wikipedia)
Today, I'm thinking about what is perhaps the most renowned rug in the world - The Ardebil Carpet. No other carpet has been talked about more, photographed more, and speculated on more! It's home for the last 130 years or so... Read More
"I Gohar, full of sin and weak of soul, with my newly learned hands, wove this rug. Whoever reads this, say a word of mercy to God for me. In the year 1149." (1700 A.D.)
I have always thought that this is perhaps the greatest inscription ever woven into a rug, save the famous Ardebil Carpet. Such a look into... Read More
The Arsin Bakhtiari carpet is truly an amazing rug.
Today I am thinking about one of the most interesting rugs at Arsin Rug Gallery...a magnificent Bakhtiari carpet. A spectacular carpet in its own right, at 14.6 x 31.8. But what's interesting about this rug is that it has a provenance....and one that we know about. Which is... Read More
The Pazyryk Carpet (photo from Doris Leslie Blau)
How Far Back Does the Weaving of Piled Carpets Go?
Until 1949, we really did not know. There are fragments of centuries-old flatweaves, but it was always the prevailing opinion that piled rugs were hundreds of years old, not thousands!
That changed in 1949. The Russian archaeologist, S. I. Rudenko, uncovered the tomb of... Read More
My name is David Rejebian. Since 1934, my family has been in the Oriental Rug business in Dallas, TX. Our company, Rejebian and Son, began in Titche's Department Store in downtown Dallas. We later moved to Snider Plaza in University Park. And now, I have joined Arsin Rug Gallery, as I begin the last phase of my Oriental Rug... Read More
There are currently two popular ways to shop for handmade area rugs; go rug hunting for a ready-made piece or get expert help for creating one from scratch. Whichever route you prefer to take, both options have pros and cons you need to consider before setting a course for it.
When to Shop Ready-Made Handmade Rugs
Just like any other pre-fabricated... Read More
“To spread roughly,” is a surprising definition of a name used to identify stylish and beautiful handmade carpets - Kilim rugs. According to experts, the origin of the term can be traced to the Persian word “gelim’ which is translated as such. This once lowly flat-woven Oriental carpet has found its way in many modern homes and is one... Read More
If you’re in the market for a handmade area rug, there’s a big chance you’ve seen photos of Oushak rugs online and on interior design magazines. And if you follow the world’s top home designers on social media, there’s no doubt you’ll see more than a couple of them sing praises for the gorgeous #oushak wool carpet. There are... Read More
Scandinavian rugs are rarely mentioned in the same breath as Persian and Oriental rugs but they’ve been around since the fourteenth century AD. They not only rival the beauty of old carpet favorites but also played a significant role in the cultural evolution of Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
Like all popular things in... Read More
Turkish rugs are among the finest in the world and its history will reveal how it has evolved from being an essential nomadic household implement to being a highly sought after piece of art that collectors and homeowners are willing to shell out a fortune for.
Origin of Turkish Rugs
While it’s clear that rug weaving was already present in... Read More
Uzbek carpets are well-known products of Uzbekistan, carpet weaving is inseparably tied with other arts and crafts in the Uzbek tradition. In Uzbekistan almost all homes are decorated with rugs, some pieces even replace furniture and cover walls. Today, these will often be factory-made synthetic rugs, however, traditionally they would have been handwoven in each village locally. Each... Read More