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10 Most Popular Vintage Turkish Rugs- Lavender Oriental Carpets

Turkey is an Eurasian country with the Black sea in the north and the Mediterranean sea in the south. The history of permanent human civilization in Turkey goes way back. Throughout time Turkey has developed and enriched its culture along with agricultural and industrial development. The weaving of rugs in Turkey can be dated back to 7000 BC.[1] Throughout history, with the ups and downs of war, there have been significant changes in the art of weaving rugs. The combination of traditional design and influence of other culture like Persian and Caucasian has presented the world with some masterpiece arts.

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Things to Know About Rug Repair, Cleaning and Conservation

Rug Repair, Cleaning and Conservation Repair, cleaning and conservation any hand-made rug is a specialized job which requires knowledge of the item and an understanding of the restoration process as to what can and cannot be achieved. Lida Lavender brings her wide knowledge of the subject to this field. For cleaning, she has an excellent team of cleaners for specialized cleaning and stain-removal. During the process of the repair, depending on the extent, Lida will keep a close eye on the progress. Her eye for detail will undoubtedly ensure a first-class result. We will give you an estimate and the

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Rugs for Intellectuals

Rugs for Intellectuals

There are so many markets for decorative carpets. One can sort by geography, social class, travel experience, ethnographic background or occupation. But rugs for intellectuals, people who make their livings with their minds rather than their hands. Who are they? Where are they? And what kind of rugs are these? It has been suggested that people of the medical, legal, professorial and political classes, centered in Washington, D.C. and Boston, are the intended market. And the carpets are Heriz in type. Ask a dealer in these places and they will tell you that Heriz, Serapi, Bakshayesh and Goravan carpets do

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Spotlight On The Special

Spotlight On The Special

Brussels Late 17th Century Tapstry, “Asia” from a Four Continents Series 9ft 4in X 18ft Designed by Lodowijk van Schoor Woven in the Workshop of J. van der Borcht I        Wool, Silk and Metal Thread Pattern Wefts This extremely colorful and attractive late Baroque Flemish Tapestry with a popular iconography is the product of two important figures in seventeenth century Brussels weaving. J. van der Borcht I (c.1650 – 1713) was a master weaver and tapestry entrepreneur who established a most distinguished family tapestry firm and was followed by J. van der Borcht II, Jasper van der

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Oriental Carpets and Absolutely Current, Up-to-the-minute design trends

Oriental Carpets and Absolutely Current, Up-to-the-minute design trends

Nothing says “traditional” (or almost) as an oriental carpet. Traditional rooms are always visually busy and all too often clutter is the next stage. There is a constant combat, a look at me first, of the furniture and objects. This centrifugal effect needs to be reversed. Nothing unifies better than a room sized carpet. In a recent House Beautiful spread of a suburban Maryland dwelling, we find a living room perfectly integrated by a softly toned late 19th century Tabriz in a huge semi-repeating medallion design in hues of rust, navy, pistachio and beige. The carpet fills the room and

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Distressed Rug – Distressed for Success

Distressed Rug – Distressed for Success

DISTRESS FOR SUCCESS  Distressed jeans, distressed rug, what’s the connection?  Distressed jeans are new, but made to look used. Distressed rugs, on the other hand, may in fact be old, but not the right kind of old. So, they are “improved” to get the right kind of aged look through chemical treatment and careful abrasion. The result is that colors lighten, palettes simplify and wear becomes evident. They look like they’ve been around the block a few times, but almost paradoxically they seem fresh and versatile in modern contexts. In current lingo, they are the coolest floor coverings around. WHAT

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Day & Night Earning Your Stripes

Day & Night Earning Your Stripes

Day & Night Earning Your Stripes Two Contemporary Rugs in Allover Striped Patterns Day & Night are among the latest of Lida Lavender’s contemporary Indian rug creations and they differ as much as day & night. The designs of the “Organic” line ultimately derive from Moroccan rugs. In particular, the two tone old ivory/ grey brown palette has obvious Moroccan tribal references. But the texture is much heavier, firmer and full-bodied, than the Moroccan originals.  And the designs are much more rigorous. “Day” is light, with beige predominating over variegated brown in a 2:1 ratio  “Night” is just the opposite,

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Spotlight on Special Rugs

Spotlight on Special Rugs

Spotlight on Special Rugs. Highlighting the Variety and Depth of Lida’s Collection.   Fabulous Color in an Oversize Heriz Carpet   D-348 Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rug 14′ x 21′   Dark indigo blue is such a frequent dominant (or at least a strong secondary) tone in oriental rugs, that it is both surprising and eye-refreshing when it is absent. Such is the case with our bold antique Persian Heriz carpet with a palette emphasizing sky blue, ivory and ruby red. More than any other village or town weave, Heriz area carpets, be they of the Bakshayesh type with allover

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Spotlight on Special Rugs – 1

Spotlight on Special Rugs – 1

Spotlight on Special Rugs Heriz Rugs Three Unusual Heriz Area Rugs The usual Heriz rugs are in a 9’ x 12’ size medallion and corners semi-geometric, rustic creation. These three are, to varying degrees, none of the above. Rug CU-278 9’4 x 12’5 Consider first this Heriz rug. The border is minimal, the better to allow the repeating allover textile pattern to escape under it and extend to the very edges of the universe. The millefleurs- like pattern, executed in light colors, is cleverly delineated by thin, curving light lines to inscribe a cartouche pattern. But nothing is forced on

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Aaaaaargh! My Rug Has Vanished !!!!!!!!!!!

Aaaaaargh! My Rug Has Vanished !!!!!!!!!!!

Aaaaaargh! My Rug Has Vanished How Did This Happen !!!!!!!!!!! First it was the color in the rug. Then the design in the rug went. Finally, the format disappeared. Now all I have is a bare floor no carpet! How did this happen AND what can be done about it? A Bit Of Rug History Before getting so hyperventilated, a bit of history is in order. By rug we mean the oriental room size or scatter rug.  Going back to the 14th century, we find large Anatolian carpets on floors in Italian frescoes and easel paintings. Through the Renaissance this was

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