Rugs of India: worth a second look

The rugs of India have gotten leagues better in the past quarter century. Oriental rug lovers everywhere have started to notice.

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Rugs of India: Gertmenian Carpets

The Henry Gertmenian Company of San Francisco is one my favorite importers of what we call mainstream Indian rugs. These are handmade Oriental rugs with mostly Persian designs, good synthetic dyes and machine-spun wool, and a typical knot-count of between 100 and 200 knots per square inch…

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Rugs of India: Jaipur Tea-wash Carpets

Tea-wash rugs from India, specifically the so-called 9/9 Jaipur carpets, have become immensely popular in the U.S. oriental rug market. Here’s the story.

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Rugs of India: Black Mountain Looms

Teddy Sumner and George Jevremovic were the first people to make Oriental rugs on a commercial scale in modern India with natural dyes and hand-spun wool.

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Rugs of India: Mahindra Carpets

Mahindra is a type of Oriental rugs produced in India, woven with natural dyes and hand-spun wool on a cotton foundation. Mahindras revolutionized Indian rugs..

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India Rugs: Rugs by Robinson

Rugs by Robinson, for a time, imported some fine Indian carpets with natural dyes and machine-spin wool. Some of these oriental rugs are still on the market.

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India Rugs: Samad Brothers Oriental Rugs

Malcolm and David Samad are not interested in literally reproducing antique Oriental rugs. Instead, they give their rug producers in India designs to start with…

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India Rugs: Old World Classics

Old World Classics make rugs and carpets in India in about forty designs, with handspun wool and natural dyes, washed and finished entirely without chemicals.

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Indo-Sarouks: Sarouk Rugs from India

Indian Sarouk Rugs, or Indo-Sarouks, are Indian rugs made to look like classic Persian Sarouk rugs.

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