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
Mongolian Rugs have a long history going back to the Mongol
period in China. Unfortunately, very few if any early antique rugs of this kind
are actually conserved. Yet we can find evidence of their existence embodied in
Chinese manuscripts, where they appear familiar style that is still produced
and represented to this day.
Mongolian carpets are unlike many other countries that have
their... Read More
Harewood House in West Yorkshire, England
English rugs began production around the late 16th century and early 17th Century. Central areas for their creation were located in Axminster, Wilton, and Kidderminster. Characteristic patterns on these antique rugs include deep golden colors, asymmetrical schemes, coat of arms designs and adaptations of blossoms and vines. The English love of flower gardens is... Read More
The wool rug has been around in Morocco since the Stone Age but it wasn’t until the mid-20th century when top designers from the West discovered its ‘primitive’ beauty and began using it in prestigious projects. It not only sparked the ‘Moroccan’ style interior design movement but also spawned a copycat industry of cheap Morocco rugs. Understanding its origins... Read More
Custom-made rug creation by Jürgen Dahlmanns. Available in Dallas via Arsin Rug Gallery (Photo courtesy of Rug Star Rugs)
Persian rugs can liven up any space which is why many interior designers love using them for their projects. But unlike furniture and other home decors, it’s more challenging to change a rug. For one, all handwoven carpets are one-of-a-kind so... Read More
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 ancient... Read More