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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...

Slocum Rug Gallery NEW Transitional Rug at AmericasMart 

This Transitional Rug merge the contemporary techniques with the antique designs. Hand made in Iran. 100% Wool.

ROMANCE OF INDIAN HAND WOVEN RUGS

Forty-three years ago, my recently acquired husband, Leslie Stroh the improbable and impressionable new President of Fritz & LaRue, returned from his first trip...

Kabul: Rug Making and Finishing (Part 1)


 
"This article starts in a Turkish bath, a “hamam”, and the “hamam” starts with a Roman bath a millennium earlier. While this must seem an odd place to start, Kabul at 5,900 feet altitude has snow on the ground all winter. Mazar e Sharif at 1290 feet does not but stays about freezing, and Peshawar Pakistan (80% flooded) at about 1200 feet averages 40 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter."

Kabul: Rug Making and Finishing (Part 2)


 "In Part 1, we wrote about rug making in Afghanistan, using pictures supplied by Ariana. This month we will illustrate the article with pictures supplied by Amadi and Pacific Collection. For our readers who are unfamiliar with this group of firms, Amadshah and Alex Ahmadi run Ariana, Zabi, Zubair and Murtazah Ahmadi run Amadi, and Fred Hazin runs Pacific Collection. They all grew up together..."

Togar Rugs with new stock from Iran at High Point Market

New old and antique rugs from Iran.
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HAND KNOTTED RUGS BASICS – PART 5 PRICE AT RETAIL

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

HAND KNOTTED RUGS BASICS – PART 4 LABOR & DESIGN

And as is true of all luxury textiles, the finer the weave, the more luxurious, the more expensive, and the more embodied labor (Karl Marx).

HAND KNOTTED RUGS BASICS – PART 3 – DESIGN

With designs go colors. Designs are created by humans. Designs reflect a person, an event, an idea, and a culture..

HAND KNOTTED RUGS BASICS PART 2 – AFFORDABILITY

The first decision you have to make, is how will the design and color work in your room. The next decision is “Can you afford the rug?” and along with that you need to know if the rug or any other product you put in your home, represents values that are important to you. Your home is an extension of you.

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Nourison and kathy ireland Worldwide to Launch Rugs and Decorative Accessories...

SADDLE BROOK, NJ — July 8, 2013…  Nourison and Kathy Ireland Worldwide will unveil the new Kathy Ireland Home collections of rugs and decorative...

Jaipur Rugs Foundation featured in The Atlantic

In this beautifully illustrated article in The Atlantic, the origins of the social entrepreneurship approach to rug making are described.

Rug News andDesign featured Mr. and Mrs. N.K. Chaudhary in the article Jaipur Rugs – 40,000 workers, 32,000 women from July 2011, detailing their contributions to empowering women and "giving dignity to the weavers."

Rio Collection NEW at MAT the Basics at High Point

This patchwork hide features a blend of hide and bamboo silk. The Rio Collection is available in a variety of colors and patterns.