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19th Century Antique Tibetan Dragon Carpets

19th Century Antique Tibetan Dragon Carpets It’s very rare to see this type of work – it’s a specialty. Dragons are one of the more popular designs on antique Tibetan carpets, as the Dragon is a good luck symbol in Tibetan folklore – Tibetans consider the Dragon to be a benevolent being, bringing goodwill to mankind. This is in sharp contrast to the way ancient Western culture portrays the Dragon – in George and the Dragon, for example. Dragons on Tibetan rugs usually take the form of a Thunder Dragon, or more rarely, a Wood Dragon. Thunder Dragons are often

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Persian Rugs in Islamic Writings

Eastern Carpets and Persian Rugs turn up often in the book known as 1001 Nights, also known as Arabian Nights and 1001 Arabian Nights. 1001 nights is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled originally in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age – which took place from around 750-1258 AD (or 750-1258 CE). During the Islamic Golden Age, Eastern Kingdoms were known for fantastic ancient textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, eastern carpets, Persian rugs, illuminate manuscripts, and intricate embroidery. The Eastern textile markets flourished, with spectacular Persian rugs, tapestries, eastern carpets and wall-hangings from the

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Iran Sanctions Act: How Will it Affect the Value of Persian Rugs?

Persian carpets are in the middle of an ongoing international struggle with tensions growing between U.S. allies, Iran, and trading partners that include China and Russia, but very few antique Persian carpets are actually imported from Iran. The majority of these pieces have been in the hands of western collectors and dealers for the past century. With the last Iranian carpets legally imported to the United States on September 29th, consumers have the chance to take advantage of this investment opportunity. Antique Persian carpet prices are expected to soar as market competition for fine investment pieces grows and supply dwindles.

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Cleaning up after the Holidays

Christmas has come around fast again this year and if you  are entertaining at home, now is the time to make sure you do not have any spills, or mess left on your precious rugs. The most important thing to do when you have a spill, is to react immediately and not to leave it till later. The more you can do straight away, the less the problem will be. Wine, food or whatever !!! clean it fast, below is a list of what could happen and our suggestions to clean the problem. If you have a question email us,

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Tapestry in Design

Recently back from the Highpoint exhibition, we were pleased to see the continued revival in the Home Decorating Market and its impact on both the rug scene and design interest in Tapestries. Tapestries have never really been given the importance they can bring to design and as a way to enhance and decorate a room. Compared to paintings they really are under valued and we have been working hard, to bring them to the attention, of designers and to try and show what can be achieved with their use. Our selection of tapestries has grown over the past few months

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Custom – One of a Kind Rugs

 One of the reasons area rugs are as popular today as they have been for the past hundreds of years is the tremendous variety of styles, colors, sizes, shapes and materials available. In addition, redecorating a room with a new area rug is far easier and more economical than painting, re-wallpapering, buying new furniture or even replacing the window treatments.   But some people want to go even further in their quest to put their own personal stamp on their homes. It is for these people that the world of “one-of-a-kind” area rugs exists!   For economic reasons – and

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About Us

Welcome to our blog. We will be putting here what we hope you find are interesting facts and articles about our industry and if you have any suggestions please let us know. For over 100 years the family have been involved in the Rug and Textile trade. Our goal is to inspire our clients with the quality and beauty of Antiques that offer a personality, ambience, and character, when creating a very special look to a room. We therefore can provide the finest in antique and reproduction rugs and tapestries demanded by our customers We concentrate on high quality Antique

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