Interesting Info About Natural Rug Dyes

Rug Dye

Natural rug dyes have been in use ever since the very beginnings of rug and carpet making. Middle Eastern rug makers, especially, have been known to use natural dyes for thousands of years. The most commonly used natural dyes are indigo (which is obtained from the leaves of the indigo plant), rust-red (produced by boiling the dried and ground [...]

Fun Facts About Rugs

Fun Facts

Sure, it’s important to know how to care for your rugs, and interesting to find out about the history behind your favorite floor coverings. But sometimes, you have an inexplicable need for some random rug trivia. Time for a few fun facts about rugs – The highest amount ever paid for a carpet was the [...]

The History Of Turkish Rugs

Turkish rugs

The history of Turkish rugs is as long and colorful as the rugs themselves. These beautiful handmade rugs have been around for ages, dating back to the days of the 11th and 12th centuries. From humble beginnings as mats for tribal tents, to becoming decorations for palaces and mosques, these rugs have always been hand-woven [...]

The History Of Chinese Rugs

Chinese Rug

The term “Oriental rug” encompasses many of the different kinds of rugs that have been produced by cultures all over Asia, but this doesn’t mean that they are all the same. The Chinese were one of the first known cultures to engage in rug and carpet making on any level, and because they were mostly [...]

The Origins of Soumak Rugs

soumak

Named after the town of Shemakja, where the Soumak rug was first woven, this flat-woven rug contains beautiful embroidery that will distinguish your house, and any room boasting one, from all of your friends’. For all of you history buffs out there, it can be fun to learn the back story of any proposed addition [...]

The History Of Your Southwestern Rug

Southwestern

Southwestern style rugs can be a great addition inside or outside your house, but do you know anything surrounding the origins of these rugs? What we consider southwestern style rugs were originally made by the Native Americans living in what is now the southwestern United States and Mexico. Here is a look at some of [...]

Origins Of Your Oriental Rug

Oriental

Oriental rugs are some of the most beautiful floor coverings in the world, but did you know that true Oriental rugs are only hand knotted in Asia? They come from areas all over the continent, including Iran, India, Pakistan, China, and Tibet. While rug weaving may seem like a simple job, it has been perfected [...]