Silk Rugs Vs. Wool Rugs

Silk and wool are two of the most commonly used materials in Oriental rugs. Rugs made from either of these materials have different characteristics but both types look absolutely fabulous, making it really difficult to choose between the two. So what exactly are the differences between silk rugs and wool rugs and which one would be a better choice for you? Appearance & Characteristics A larger number of weavers manufacture rugs using wool because they can easily source the material from [...]

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Heriz And Serapi: What Sets Them Apart

Heriz are informal village rugs that are produced in the city of Heriz in the province of East Azerbaijan in North West Iran. These rugs are woven with the Turkish knot. Interesting Facts About Heriz Rugs Heriz rugs have a few very distinct characteristics that set them apart from other Oriental rugs and make them easy to identify. These rugs usually feature a large, boldly colored central medallion. The medallion is typically made up of an assortment of colors, most of which [...]

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What is Carpet?

A carpet is a textile floor covering typically consisting of an upper layer of pile attached to a backing. The pile was traditionally made from wool, but, since the 20th century, synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, nylon or polyester are often used, as these fibers are less expensive than wool. The pile usually consists of twisted tufts which are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term “carpet” is often used interchangeably with the term “rug”, although the term “carpet” can be applied to a floor covering that covers an entire [...]