History of flowers in Persian Rugs


The word for flower is Gul in Persian and the national flower of Iran is a Rose. Mr. Behnam says, “The red rose or Goleh Sorkh has a deeper meaning than just red rose but of the color for love , life and health.” Historically the flora or curvilinear carpet designs were strictly reproduced by…Read More

Persian Candy for Halloween


Our favorite sweet is a nougat called Gaz. This is a traditional Persian candy from Iran and the region of Isfahan. This Candy Is Served In Slices Perfect For Your Halloween Party. Traditional Gaz is made from the sweet milky sap of the desert plant called Angebin. The sap gives it a pleasant woodsy flavor…Read More

Test Your Rug Knowledge


•Do you know how old your rug is? A rug expert can look at the fringe of your rug and give you the age of your rug. •Where did my rug come from? A rug expert will look at the rug design, colors used and composition to give you this answer. Want to know for…Read More

Wool or Silk Persian Rug?


Authentic Persian and Oriental rugs are made not only of the finest of wools, but also can be made of silk. You may wonder which is better to purchase and the answer is neither. Neither is “better,” but one or the other may be a better choice depending on what you plan to do with…Read More

Giving a Persian Rug as a Wedding Gift


Looking for the penultimate wedding gift? Why not give a Persian or Oriental rug to the happy newlyweds? A Persian rug shows the couple that you’re certain their union will be one that lasts. It’s something that they will be able to pass down to their children and/or grandchildren. What’s more, those grandchildren will be…Read More

How to Find an Experienced – and Reliable – Persian Rug Dealer


If you’ve never purchased a Persian or Oriental rug before – or even if you purchased a few in your life – if you learn nothing else about finding and purchasing a fine Persian rug, it’s this: an experienced and reliable rug dealer is everything. An honest rug dealer will help you find an authentic…Read More

Pros and Cons of Buying a Persian Rug Online


If looking for a Persian or Oriental rug to purchase, you may be thinking of purchasing one you see online. Read below for the pros and cons of doing so. The Pros Many legitimate sellers do sell true Persian/Oriental rugs online. Do your research on the seller of the rug. Does he have a website…Read More

Designing Your Living Room Around Your Persian Rug


Your Persian rug is a true work of art and, even though it’s a functional piece of art, it still deserves to be displayed in a way that showcases its beauty. In fact, if you were to look at old issues of Architectural Digest you’d notice quickly that Persian and Oriental rugs appear in at…Read More

How to Properly Store Your Persian Rug


As beautiful as your Persian rug is, there will be one or more times that you decide it’s best to store your rug for a few days, weeks, months, or even years. To make sure that your rug stays beautiful and free from moths or other hidden dangers, read the rug storing tips below. Your…Read More

Keep Noise Down Inside Your Home with the Help of Your Persian Rug


A gorgeous Persian rug not only is a lovely work of art in your home, something that can be passed down – and greatly appreciated – from generation to generation, it can also act as something of a sound barrier in your home. If you live in an apartment or condominium a Persian or Oriental…Read More

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