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07.17.08 | 1 Comment
Although we must admit that the main purpose of our Oriental rug store is to sell rugs, not to give them away, we thought we’d spice things up a bit with a contest. On August 15th we’ll pick one winner at random and give them the attractive handmade Oriental rug shown above. Check out the […]
01.18.09 | 0 Comments
Those of you who know Emmett are aware that he is an avid writer as well as businessman and rug expert.
In addition to his Oriental rug book, Emmett and his wife Natasha co-authored the novel The Last Resort, published in 2004.
Well, all of us rug lovers are in for a treat. Emmett has been […]
03.28.09 | 3 Comments
One of the great things about our Oriental Rug Blog has been the tremendous response we’ve gotten from readers. It’s clear that people have many questions about Oriental rugs and we’re happy to do our best to answer them.
We get loads of emails asking questions about specific rugs. Richard has dutifully sent out dozens (hundreds?) […]
05.06.09 | 1 Comment
Many of you already know that you can read Emmett’s new novel on our website.
But those of you who aren’t up for reading an entire novel on your computer screen (and I suspect that is most of you) will be interested to know that When a Dragon Winks is now available in paperback form. […]
10.12.09 | 1 Comment
Over the course of our September anniversary sale, we gave customers the opportunity to drop their name in hat, no purchase necessary, to win a fantastic dining-room-sized carpet.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the lovely 8′ x 10′9″ fine Pakistani Heriz rug: congratulations Janet Fitzgerald! We hope to see you soon to […]
04.20.10 | 0 Comments
It is Spring once again and that means that soon our homes will be visited by moths – the kind that eat rugs. There are important ploys you can make to help prevent damage. One is to keep your rugs clean (moths prefer dirty rugs). Another is to control your moth population by deploying pheromone moth traps.
06.18.10 | 1 Comment
Jefferson School Fundraiser
On June 5th Emmett Eiland’s hosted a Fundraiser party for Jefferson School, a local elementary school in northwest Berkeley. Not only was Mamas, Papas, and Tapas a blast (it featured live latin music, tapas and salsa dancing), but the silent auction raised over $20,000 for the school.
With state budget cuts in effect […]
08.18.10 | 6 Comments
Persian Bidjar, 3′8″ x 5′8″ This piece is a good example of the striking originality of many Persian carpets.
The US is expanding its embargo of Iranian goods to include Oriental carpets!
After September 30th, no new Persian rugs may be brought into the US. (In the world of Oriental rugs, Persian rug refers solely to […]
10.12.10 | 4 Comments
The lucky picker…
We’d like to congratulate Elizabeth Delphy of Lafayette, lucky winner of the wonderful carpet pictured below!
…and the lucky winner.
During our September Anniversary Sale, customers put their names in a hat to win this living-room-sized Pakistani rendering of an historic carpet called the Portuguese Carpet.
The prototype of this carpet was woven in Persia […]
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