Turkish Rugs: Buying Rugs in Turkey

Guide to Buying Rugs and Carpets in Turkey: Great looking Turkish rugs have been made for centuries. But there is a more sinister side to the story…

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Oriental Rug Care: How to care for hand knotted area rugs

Rug Care: This article discusses long-term care and maintenance of hand knotted rugs, including Oriental rugs and other handmade area rugs.

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Emergency Care for Oriental Rugs

In this article, Emmett discusses what to do with your Oriental Rug in the the event of a spill, pet accident, or flood.

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25 Oriental Rug Identification Tools

Learn these tips and tricks and you too can identify Oriental rugs.

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Persian Rugs: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets

A Sarouk is a type of Persian rug originally woven in the Arak weaving district of Iran in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Afghan Rugs and Carpets: Rugs from Afghanistan

Afghan rugs are genuine, often charming, and usually phenomenally inexpensive. They include Turkmen rugs, Baluchi prayer rugs, war rugs, and Mauri silk rugs.

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Interior Design with Oriental Rugs

Interior Design and Oriental Rugs: This short guide is full of pro tips to help you design and decorate your interior with Oriental carpets in mind.

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Which country makes the best rugs?

The Best Rugs: Which are the best rugs made today: Egyptian rugs? Persian rugs? Turkish, Afghan, Chinese rugs? Pakistani rugs, Tibetan, Indian? Find out here.

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Chinese Oriental Rugs

A short history and analysis of Chinese rugs in the American rug market.

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Natural Dyes and Synthetic Dyes in Oriental Rugs

Today natural dyes are an option in new oriental rugs and you will have to decide between natural and synthetic dyes if you buy one. The choice is important…

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Judging Quality in Oriental Rugs

These are the criteria by which Oriental rugs are often judged that are commonly agreed on by Oriental rug experts.

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New Oriental Rugs that Look Old

For at least a hundred years, oriental rug sellers have devised ways to simulate an old-rug look in new rugs, with methods ranging from harmless to nearly fatal…

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Egyptian Rugs and Carpets: Made in Egypt

Egyptian Rugs Guide: Just a few rugs and carpets from Egypt reach these shores each year, yet some of these are among the best Oriental rugs in the world.

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Pakistani Rugs: The “Pakistani Persian” Rug

A Pakistani ‘Persian’ rug means a Pakistani rug in a Persian style. Most likely, Pakistani Persian rugs were produced to fill the vacuum created when the U.S. ceased trading with Iran…

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Pakistani Bokhara Rugs (Bokara or Bukhara)

Pakistani Bokharas are a type of inexpensive handmade oriental carpet, usually patterned after Turkmen Tekke tribal rugs. Also known as Bhukara, or Bokara.

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How Oriental Rugs Are Made Today

The traditional model of how Oriental rugs are made is obsolete. What follows is an account of how rugs are most often woven today.

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Tibetan Rugs, Rugs from Nepal

Tibetan rugs are some of the brightest stars in the oriental rug market (Tibetan rugs include those made in Nepal and India by Tibetans). The Tibetan rug story.

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Pheromone Insect Traps for Carpet Moths

Pheromone insect traps for carpet moths are the most effective, environmentally-friendly way of protecting your rugs against damaging moth infestations.

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