A Salute to Sisal Rugs

  Sisal rugs are extremely robust, affordable, and somewhat stain resistant. These natural fiber rugs are used by themselves or as a backdrop to display a smaller more colorful rug, as shown in this display by One King’s Lane. The decorating options are endless, and their semi-casual look has a place in many settings.

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Persian Carpets: Nain Rug News

  Nain (pronounced naw-yeen) hand knotted rugs are some of the most beautiful Persian carpets in the world. Their unique characteristic, within their curvilinear patterns, is a single medallion with arabesques and floral motifs set on a blue or ivory background.

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Persian Carpets: The Bokhara Rugs

Bokhara rugs, the famous ‘red rugs’ of Central Asia, continue to be woven by nomadic tribes people who rely primarily upon the madder plant for the tremendous variety of red and red-brown hues. Although red and rust fields are the most common colors, they also can have ivory, navy, green, slate, teal, peach, rose or orange…

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Persian Carpets: From A to Ziegler Rugs

With their soft color palettes and subtle patterns, Ziegler rugs are a very sought-after style of antique, handmade carpet that not only blend in with both contemporary and traditional décors, but also enhance them. Unlike other Persian carpets, “Ziegler” is the name of a design — rather than an actual city or tribe — produced…

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