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Evolution of Flat Woven Rugs

The newest, hottest rug trend is flat wovens that actually lie flat. Your great-grandmother called them rag rugs. Today we call them recycled rugs....

See Two Million Knots Turn Into a Carpet

More than a third of the world's handmade carpets come from India. CNNMoney gives you an inside look at how artisans weave the rugs one knot at a time.

Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia – A Traveling Exhibit

his collection of war rugs dramatically demonstrates the creative nature of rug production in Afghanistan and provides a view of how rugs reflect changing times and markets

The Calico Museum of Textile – Ahmedabad – Gujarat – India

Its collection of Indian fabrics exemplifies handicraft textiles spanning 5 centuries. It has become a major resource for historical and technical study of Indian handicraft and industrial textiles.

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum – Baku

Straddling Iran and the Caucasus,  Azerbaijan is believed by some to be  the most important rug weaving area in history.  The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum,located...

Armenian Museum of America – Watertown, MA

A mission of the Armenian Museum of America is to: preserve for posterity the Armenian heritage, both past and present,  to tell the story...

Texture: Words to Describe a Feeling of Touch

Texture in rugs means that somebody has been playing with yarn and the construction of the rug.  We think of texture when we see...

How To: Decorate with Flat-woven Rugs

Rug & Home defines what sets each of these flat-woven rugs apart, as well as how to conquer decorating with them.

Selecting the correct Rug Size for your Dining Room

Deciding the correct size of rug for your dining room can be tricky. Here are my tried and true tips for selecting the correct rug size.


Snapshots of rugs being used in our homes, in gardens, in public spaces and at events. Taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary because...

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This is the start of an exciting time for British rug company Knots Rugs that will be showcasing the best-of-British in hand knotted rug...