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What Is A Hand-Tufted Oriental Area Rug?

A Hand-Tufted Area Rug  The process for creating a hand-tufted rug is drastically different than hand weaving an Oriental, Persian or Turkish area rug. Hand-Tufted area rugs are made by punching strands of wool into a canvas or “cartoon” that is stretched on a frame with the help of a hand-operated tool. This process is not very time-intensive and does not require the same

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Benefits of Having An Oriental Rug Professionally Cleaned in SW Florida

As we’ve pointed out in previous blog posts, hand-woven rugs are works of art and should be treated as such. These beautiful, hand-woven textiles are unique and the result of many hours of labor and generations of knowledge and skills, and it is, for this reason, they are so highly valued, both in monetary terms and for sentimental reasons. Many rugs are in areas

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Hand-Knotted Versus Machine Made Oriental Area Rugs – What’s The Difference?

To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a hand knotted and a machine-made rug, but there are things to look out for and ways to find out how your rug was constructed. Not only is it an important factor when purchasing an area rug that you know how it is made, but the construction also dictates how to

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Oriental Rugs – How To Read The Tree of Life Design

Tree of Life Design As it is documented in the Tree of Life Persian rugs, legend has it that a cypress tree planted by request of a Zoroastrian Prophet, this tree grew to be so big that 10,000 sheep could use it for shade and thousands of birds lived within the branches. When the neighboring King heard of this massive tree he ordered it

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How To Purchase An Oriental Area Rug in SW Florida

How To Purchase An Oriental Rug in Naples Florida And Surrounding Areas  Oriental rugs are an excellent choice when purchasing an area rug to tie a room together.  But before you invest, or are taken advantage of, make sure you have a solid understanding of what to look for in a well-made Oriental rug, as well as the basics of professional rug cleaning servicing

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What Do The Colors Mean In My Persian Rug?

Persian rugs are frequently absorbed into the generic description “oriental,” a class of fine, patterned rugs woven throughout Asia and the Middle East. Strictly defined, Persian rugs come from Iran, although historic Persian Rugs originated in that entire region, not just within present-day geographic boundaries. The rugs are characterized by dense weaves, unique knots and opulent colors. The oldest known rug in existence is from the 5th century BCE. The

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