Over-dyed Rugs & Carpet Dyeing

Environmentally conscientious people do not like throwing things out that can be re-used or upcycled. At the same time, they don’t like to have things displayed in their home that are shabby and worn looking. There are many people who have vintage Persian style and similar rugs in their home, but even the best made…

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Tibetan Rug Styles

Making handmade Tibetan rugs is not an easy task. If it is done right, it takes a lot of time and artistry in order to get just the right look to the rug. Tibetan rug weavers often form an emotional, and even a spiritual connection with the rugs they make. Creating “one of a kind”…

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How to Clean a Sisal Rug or Carpet

What is a Sisal Rug? Wall to wall carpets are not as popular as they once were. Consumers are choosing more and more hardwood flooring and seeking a healthier alternative for their kids and pets. This has become pretty much mainstream and not a trend. However, people still like to have something soft under their…

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Pakistani & Tabriz Rugs

There are many styles, designs and colors of classic and modern Pakistani rugs or Tabriz Rugs. The traditions and artistry of the rug making craft infuse each carpet with a sense of meaning that cannot be captured by commercial floor coverings. While the subject is broad, here is an overview of some of the most…

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Karastan Area Rugs: Nearly a Century of History and Tradition

Karastan is synonymous with carpets for very good reasons. Back in the 1920s, the American retailer Marshall Field, who was also a textile manufacturer, designed his own carpet loom that could create the Oriental patterns that consumers loved, but at a lower cost than the hand-woven and imported rugs of the day. The key to…

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Needlepoint Rugs: The Style, Origin and Care Guide

Having fine needlepoint rugs in your home or business makes a statement. Needlepoint rugs are among the oldest pieces of fine rug art and can be placed on the floor as needlepoint area rugs or on the wall as tapestries with needlepoint design. No matter where these needlepoint designs are placed, with their rich history…

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