ABOUT RUG KNOWLEDGE:
We are direct importers of new and handmade rugs, in a variety of styles like Persian, Indian, Pakistani, Turkish, Egyptian, Romanian, Chinese andamp; Nepalese. These imported rugs are made of Wool or Silk.
Persian rugs come in different designs like Tabriz, Fish Tabriz, Haji jalili, Kashan, Mahal, Nain, and Isfahan. They are mostly formal looking rugs with very fine knots per square inch sometimes over 300 knots, in floral patterns.
Indian rugs come in Jaipur, Agra, Amrtitser and Persian designs. They are mostly a combination of floral and geometrical patterns and feature classic as well as latest colors, which are updated very often.
Pakistani rugs come in designs like Tabriz, Kashan, Oushak, Sultanabaz, Ziegler, Mahal and Agra. These include the very sought after and popular Antique look rugs with vegetable dyes and soft worn out patina also called Peshawar rugs.
Turkish rugs come in Oushak and Angora. Angora is a special course wool. These are antique reproduction rugs in very soft colors as well as warm tones.
Egyptian rugs come in Oushak and Sultanabad styles. These are very finely woven in all natural dyes and hand process throughout. These feature classic as well as very new colors. They also have a soft and antique look.
Nepalese rugs feature Tibetan, Contemporary and traditional designs. We have a full custom line where any size and colors can be chosen.
Sisal, Seagrass and Mountaingrass: These are natural floor coverings and can be made in any custom size or used as a wall to wall carpeting.
Sizes and shapes :
Standard rectangular size rugs: 2x3, 2x4, 3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 5x8, 6x9, 7x10, 8x10, 9x12, 10x13, 10x14, 12x15, 12x18.
Over size and palace size rugs: 13x15, 13x16, 13x17, 13x18, 13x19, 13x20, 13x21, 14x16, 14x17, 14x18, 14x19, 14x20, 14x21, 14x22, 15x18, 15x19, 15x20,15x21, 15x22, 15x23, 15x24, 15x25, 16x18, 16x9, 16x20, 16x21, 16x21, 16x22, 16x23, 16x24, 16x25, 17x20, 17x21, 17x22, 17x23, 17x24, 17x25
Odd size rectangular rugs: 8x12, 8x13, 8x14, 8x15, 8x16, 9x13, 9x14, 9x15, 9x16, 9x17, 9x18, 10x15, 10x16, 10x17, 10x18, 10x19, 10x20, 11x14, 11x15, 11x16, 11x17, 11x18, 11x19, 11x20, 12x14, 12x16, 12x17, 12x19, 12x20, 12x21, 12x22.
Gallery size rugs: 4x8, 4x10, 4x12, 5x10, 5x12, 6x10, 6x12.
Square rugs: 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 9x9, 10x10, 12x12
Round rugs: 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 9x9, 10x10, 12x12
Runners: 2.6x6, 2.6x8, 2.6x10, 2.6x12, 2.6x14, 3x8, 3x10, 3x12, 3x15 and long stair runners.
Custom made rugs. Most of our rugs can be ordered in Custom sizes and custom shapes.
Trends and popular rugs today:
Antique Look. Washed out, tone on tone and thin pile rugs which are hard to separate from pricey antiques are very popular. These include Oushak, Peshawar, Indo-Peshawar and Gazni rugs Contemporary rugs. Loft style and high rise living has led to popularity of modern looking carpets and rugs. They range from solid, tone on tone, modern pattern and transitional style. Indo-tibetan and Nepalese Tibetan rugs have been around to serve this demand, but now Pakistan is making some very nice contemporary looking vegetable dye rugs.
Trendy and new colors in rugs. Its hard to keep up with the ever changing colors in fabrics and furniture, but we specialize in this, keeping very hard to find and new colors like brown, chocolate, blue, aqua, teal, soft blue, rust, brick, gold, mustard and olive.
Wool and Silk. Wool pile rugs with silk Light Greens or with silk accents are replacing the traditional silk foundation or silk rugs. These rugs have a raised two dimensional look which makes the silk shine beautifully.
Decorative rugs. These rugs are very unique with colors and design. They are different from the mass produced traditional Persian rugs. They are favorite with the Interior designers and clients of discriminating taste.
As one of the reputed handmade and Oriental Carpet and Rug Dealers, we try hard to keep a wide variety of rugs from Classic to fashionable. We specialize in hard to find colors, sizes and also coordinating rugs. Delivery and in-home selection is available. We accept all major credit cards like Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, personal checks, business checks, business credit cards.
About Oriental Rugs and Carpets:
An Oriental Rug is a handmade carpet woven in a huge area of the world from China in the east to Spain in the west. The major rug producing areas being Iran also called Persia, India, Pakistan and China. A small amount of rugs also come from Egypt, Nepal, Romania, Armenia, Afghanistan and Caucasian region.
Types of Oriental Rugs:
Hand knotted rugs are pile rugs where the design is created by each individual knots, knotted using either the Persian Knot or the Turkish Knot. These carpets can have cotton foundation, wool foundation or silk foundation.
Hand woven rugs don’t have a pile and are thin like the Aubusson and Needlepoint rugs.
Flat woven rugs also don’t have a pile are and hand-woven like Dhurries, Kelims, Bessarabian, Soumack or Sumak.
Design, Pattern and Style:
Indian rugs and carpets are mainly made in Agra, Kashmir, Gujarat , Jaipur and Varanasi region. Kashmir Silk rugs are 100% Natural Silk rugs and very sought after. Indian rug history dates back to the 16th century. Today we have some very rare Antiques from Agra and Amritser. New antique reproduction rugs from India are very popular today as they have new trendy colors and updated patterns. These rugs come in Traditional, Transitional and contemporary styles. Indian rugs are made mostly with New Zealand Wool or local Indian Wool. Today India ranks as one of the largest supplier of carpets to the United States and they make some of the finest rugs available.
Pakistan is still one of the country’s making single knot rugs like Bokhara and Mori. But they also make Persian Style Wool rugs in very fine weave, sometimes with silk accents. For the last few years they are specializing in Antique look rugs also called Peshawar rugs. These rugs are made of hand spun Ghazni wool or the local Chobi Wool. A lot of these factories have now shifted to Afghanistan where they were before the Soviet war.
Iran or Persia:
Iranian rugs and carpets are well known in the entire world. Persian rug industry is one of the oldest in the world and they make some of the finest woven carpets. There are many styles and designs to choose from, like Tabriz, Haji Jalili Tabriz, Fish or Mahi Tabriz, Kashan, Isfahan, Nain, Kerman, Veramin, Kermansha, Sultanabad, Mahal, Bakhtiyari, Sarouk, Hamedan and Bijar. Persian Gabbehs are tribal looking rugs with bright colors.
Armenian, Romanian, Kazak, Hazara and rugs made in eastern Europe and parts of former Soviet Union are said to be Caucasian rugs. Most of these rugs are made of hand-spun wool and have a tribal feel to them but at the same time they can have a formal look. We get to see a lot of geometrical rugs in bold patterns and rich colors like red, rust, green and blue. We see variations of designs like Sultanabad, Oushak, Bessarabian, Mamluk, Serapi, Heriz and Ariana.
Rugs from Nepal reflect the culture and heritage of old Tibet, so the name Tibetan rugs. But the Nepalese rugs today come in a variety of contemporary and transitional styles. These carpets are made of vegetable dyes and very durable Himalayan Wool.
Turkish rugs come in soft casual look like the Oushak made of Angora Wool or Turkish Wool, and in intricate formal look like the Hereke. Turkish Kelims are flat-woven rugs in bold geometric or floral patterns and rich colors.
Egyptian rugs are very fine wool or Silk rugs. They come in styles like Sultanabad, Mahal, Tabriz and Oushak.
Chinese rugs are made in traditional oriental and old Chinese patterns. But they specialize in making reproductions of Antique Aubusson and Needlepoint rugs. They also make Persian style rugs. They also make pure silk rugs.
Caution before buying Oriental Rugs:
Please be aware of the Going out of business sales as they usually sell lower grade of rugs and sometimes defective and worn out. Also know that a lot of Persian rugs being sold as Semi- antique rugs are actually over-produced rugs during the Iran embargo era. There value is sometimes as good as machine made rugs. Another problem in recent times is the internet, where thousands of rugs are sold but it cannot compare to shopping in a specialized Oriental rug store, where you can see, feel and compare different type of rugs. The notion that internet rugs are less expensive than the same rug in the stores is not always true.