Everybody has pets, and pets shed hair. This video shows how much pet hair can hide in your rug. No words, just air, and pet dander.
Learn about the history of area rugs, from Nourison.
This Nourison video shows how hand knotted, hand tufted, and machine woven rugs are made, including the processes common to all three, based on wool. An excellent survey on the making of rugs.
People have been washing knotted rugs (oriental rugs) as long as people have been making them. The secret is water, clean, fresh, soft water, the same water you would want to use to wash your hair. This video shows how modern technology, and knowledge of fiber, dyes, and traditions are all combined to clean a rug, baby clean.
A video profile of Nourison.
Three rugs from Nourison's Heritage Hall collection are featured in the September 4 episode of "Sell This House Extreme."
Joe Aziz on the importance of the decorative carpet.
Joe Aziz on the importance of reproduction of antique carpets from 1975 until today.
Joe Aziz on the importance of color in rug buying.
Principles of jacquard weaving and punch card controls on a loom, developed in 1801.