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


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 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 What we consider southwestern style rugs were originally made by the Native Americans living in what is now the southwestern United States and Mexico.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 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 [...]