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May 11, 2015

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Boho Sheik: Tradition, technique + serendipity in kilim rugs

Boho Sheik: Tradition, technique + serendipity in kilim rugs
Ever wondered why these handmade rugs are some of the most sought after by collectors? It's a spectacular blending of a few key ingredients. View full article →
April 07, 2015

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Reclaiming Vintage Rugs for Modern Interiors

Reclaiming Vintage Rugs for Modern Interiors
We're thrilled to present a new perspective on modernizing vintage hand-knotted Turkish rugs: overdyeing with intrepid colors and carving along their lines to create three-dimensional motifs.  A whole new era in a hand-made rug's long lifecycle. View full article →
March 15, 2015

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Rise-Fall-Rise Again: The Indomitable Uşak

Rise-Fall-Rise Again: The Indomitable Uşak
Have you noticed that Ushak rugs (pronounced ooo-shock) keep popping up in your list of favorites? Here's a brief history of the classic design that originated in Usak, seated in the western Anatolian part of Turkey. View full article →
March 10, 2015

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Craft Meets Commerce: The Story of Sultanabad

Craft Meets Commerce: The Story of Sultanabad
Love the transitional look of Sultanabad rugs? Here's what you need to know about the history of its design and origin. View full article →
March 10, 2015

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From Sketch to Loom: The Shorthand of Knotting Rugs

From Sketch to Loom: The Shorthand of Knotting Rugs
With hundreds of thousands, or millions, of knots, how do rug weavers get even the most complicated designs so perfectly perfect? Skill, of course, but also an orchestrated process among many expert craftsmen. We take you through the process, from the sketch to loom. View full article →
February 27, 2015

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The Kazak + The Imperial Eagle

The Kazak + The Imperial Eagle
One of the most beloved and recognizable rugs from the northern Caucasus region is the Kazak (pronounced: kah-zawk). Known for their deep reds, dark blues and creams, these geometric patterns reflect the life of the nomadic peoples who originally wove them. View full article →
February 26, 2015

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The Origin of Color

The Origin of Color
For millennia, weavers in nomadic tribes, villages and workshops have been producing woven works of art, rich in texture, pattern and color. Here are a few of the most common. View full article →