Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador
The Andes Mountains separate Ecuador into three sections: humid lowlands, temperate highlands, and tropical rainforests. Among the regions, half of the population lives in the coastal lowlands. Typical Industries accounting for Ecuador’s economy are oil, fishing, coffee, bananas, textiles, and metalwork.
Ecuador is not well known for its rug and carpet weaving industry; however, textiles have been present... Read More
Al Ahram, Egypt
Early Egyptian rug weaving can be separated into two ages: the Mamluks and Ottomans. Egypt’s supreme period of rug weaving was during the rule of Mamluks from the fifteenth century until the early sixteenth century. Mamluk sultans were known for their abundant supporters of the Islamic arts and the era of their reign was reflected to be... Read More
Fars Province, Shiraz, Iran ( Photo by Steven Su on Unsplash)
Every rug trader in the world knows for a fact that without Persian rugs, the entire carpet industry will not exist, especially in the United States and Europe. It’s therefore paramount to any historical discussion about rugs and carpets to trace its origins to Iran or what was known in the... Read More
Gosainkunda, Nepal ( Photo by Sergey Pesterev on Unsplash)
Nepal and Tibet are so close to each other geographically that most people think they belong to one country. In reality, Tibet is a territory of China while Nepal is recognized as a sovereign nation in South Asia. But the difference stops there as both places share a long and deep cultural history... Read More
Staircase runners add color and texture plus an extra layer of protection to your stairs.
Each part of the home is as important as the other.
Attending different purposes, each space in the home must be given adequate
consideration when it comes to design and development. However, we often
overlook some hidden spaces, assuming the style must be more present in areas
such as... Read More
Laos Mountain Temple (Image by igormattio from Pixabay)
Laos has one of the most diverse cultures in Southeast Asia which is a product of landlocked geography, colonization and decades of conflict with neighboring regions. But despite all these struggles and challenges, the country continues to thrive thanks largely to a booming tourism industry that promotes Laos weaving and textiles.
Laos Women... Read More
Handmade wool and silk rugs are organic and eco-friendly. (Photo by Lonely Planet on Unsplash)
Modern-day parenthood can be a minefield when it comes to figuring out what’s safe for your child and what’s not. This is why many couples who are having babies for the first time are willing to spend extra for eco-friendly nursery rooms. They want to... Read More
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem was founded based on the Bezalel School art movement that started in Palestine. (Photo by Sander Crombach on Unsplash )
Jewish-made rugs have existed for centuries but were never recognized in the industry as having an identity of their own like carpets made in the Middle East or Africa. Conflict and persecution have... Read More
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Aside from color and design, the type of raw material used will help tell you what kind of area rug you’re looking at. These factors are essential to know and remember if you want to get the most out of owning an authentic one-of-a-kind hand-woven Persian carpet.
Why Rug Material Matters
The term ‘Persian rug’ is no... Read More
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Handwoven rugs made from organic materials such as wool and silk are known to last for ages. In fact, it’s the biggest selling point of Persian and Oriental carpets – they increase in value over time as antique heirloom pieces. But this notion of being ‘indestructible’ has misled many rug owners into thinking these type of... Read More