How to Save Your Rugs After a Flood

If you have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and are reading this blog to find some information on the next steps you should take to restore your belongings, please read this blog post and contact us. We are offering free written appraisals (the kind required for insurance purposes) for anyone affected by the hurricane. We can also offer advice on

Antique Tapestry or Replica?

You may be asking yourself what kinds of long-lost wonders you could find in a Persian rug gallery after watching a certain CBS special. The special, “Long-Lost King Henry VIII Tapestry Found in NYC Rug Gallery?” covered the discovery of a tapestry believed to have belonged to King Henry VIII himself. Our very own Behnam Tavakolian gives his expert opinion

Know Your Rug Before Having It Cleaned

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Obviously, some amount of rug expertise is required in order to clean rugs, but just how important is it? Well, each and every handmade rug is unique. That means that no two rugs can be washed in exactly the same way. You’ll have to account for a rug’s origin, color, age, history, and more. We always recommend having your rugs

The Differences Between Silk and Wool Persian Rugs

If you are thinking about buying a hand-woven Persian or Oriental rug, you may be unsure about what kind of rug to purchase. Should you buy one made of silk or made of wool? Here are a few things to keep in mind about each of these materials as you make your decision. Silk is more valuable than wool, and

Persian and Oriental Rugs as Investments

You may often hear that hand-knotted Oriental and Persian rugs make good investments. This is truer for some rugs than others. While older rugs can increase in value and have the potential to provide a return on investment, this is often not the case for newer rugs. They may increase in value over time, but it’s best to look at