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The Hooked Rug Museum of North America – Hubbards, Nova Scotia

The Hooked Rug Museum is an increasingly large repository of the history, the art, the knowledge and yes, the enthusiasm that a dedicated group...

Keshishian Has Rare 18th Century Tapestry designed by Philippe De Hondt

Yesterday Eddy Keshishian sent us a picture of Camp Life. a rare Brussels tapestry from the third series of The Art of War, circa 1735. ...

iDE and Kalora Solving Poverty with Profit

iDE History For over 30 years, iDE has been creating businesses that work for poor yet enterprising people around the world. Using market-based solutions to solve...

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...

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There are five major categories of cost for producing a rug: Materials, Labor, Designing and Finishing, Distribution, and Interest (Time Cost of Money)