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Rug Damage

Rug Damage

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This page discusses some of the kinds of damage that can affect new and old handwoven rugs. If buying an older rug, be sure to inspect it carefully fo...
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How to Clean Oriental Rugs and Carpets

How to Clean Oriental Rugs and Carpets

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NOTE: We are accepting repair and cleaning of Oriental rugs and Carpets. We clean and service Oriental rugs for many dealers, and can provide the same...
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Caring for Your Oriental Rug

Caring for Your Oriental Rug

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A genuine handknotted Oriental rug will last a very long time if you take a few precautions to protect it from premature wear and the most common kind...
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How to Install a Stair Runner

How to Install a Stair Runner

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Tools and materials We're going to do a typical Oriental runner installation on a stairway. We'll be using these tools and materials: The installation...
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Runner Size for the Stairs

Runner Size for the Stairs

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We consider a "runner" to be a rug in any size from about 2' x 5' to 3'+ x 20'+. Most runners measure about 2'6" wide. Runners can be as narrow as 2' ...
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Bedroom Rug Size

Bedroom Rug Size

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Let's make ourselves comfortable and design a 12' x 15' master bedroom. Oh, and while we're at it, let's choose a queen size bed (60" x 80"). What siz...
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Dining Room Rug Size

Dining Room Rug Size

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Here's a scaled graphic of a red dining room rug, tan dining table, and six green chairs. The dining table measures a standard 42" x 64". Note that if...
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Living Room Rug Size

Living Room Rug Size

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A living room rug can be any size, from a 3'x 5' or 4' x 6' accent rug in front of the couch to a large carpet that nearly fills the room. We can get ...
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Is That a Machine-made Rug

Is That a Machine-made Rug

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This page is intended to help you tell the difference between a handmade Oriental rug and a machine-made imitation.This discussion concerns only rugs ...
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Is Your Silk Rug Really Silk

Is Your Silk Rug Really Silk

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Is Your Silk Oriental Rug Made of Real Silk?We don't mean to be alarmist, but we sometimes see "silk" Oriental rugs that are made of something other t...
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How Long Does it Take to Weave a Rug?

How Long Does it Take to Weave a Rug?

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Before you begin weaving your own Oriental rug, consider this. A skilled weaver in India can tie about 6,000 knots per day. Thus the time for one pers...
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Rug Weaving and Child Labor

Rug Weaving and Child Labor

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Since the 1920's we've traveled regularly to weaving areas throughout the Middle East. These days we make two or three month-long trips each year. The...
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Dates in Oriental Rugs

Dates in Oriental Rugs

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Dates are sometimes woven into the end borders or fields of Oriental carpets, usually using Arabic calligraphy (find out about signatures and inscript...
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Is Your Rug Signed?

Is Your Rug Signed?

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Over the long history of weaving, the vast majority of handmade rugs have been made by country people who were essentially illiterate. A farmer or she...
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Washed and Painted Oriental Rugs

Washed and Painted Oriental Rugs

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The first widespread interest in Oriental rugs in the United States occurred after World War I, in the 1920's. There was a great deal of money made as...
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