Oriental Rug Tips and Info

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White knots are an inherent characteristic of oriental rugs. This is where the warp cords have been spliced together while still on the loom. As the rug wears, they show through the pile of the rug as a small white knot.

White knots are an inherent characteristic of oriental rugs. This is where the warp cords have been spliced together while still on the loom. As the rug wears, they show through the pile of the rug as a small white knot.

Inadequate rinsing of soap from previous cleanings has the potential to cause rapid re-soiling, browning, dry rot, and color bleeding.

Inadequate rinsing of soap from previous cleanings has the potential to cause rapid re-soiling, browning, dry rot, and color bleeding.

Pre-cleaning inspection and ID with Armen Dohanian III

Pre-cleaning inspection and ID with Armen Dohanian III

Absolutely beautiful! Who else has seen an oriental rug at a wedding before?

Absolutely beautiful! Who else has seen an oriental rug at a wedding before?

Victorian Boho styled child's room. Notice the different layers of rugs on the floor, wallpaper on one wall, paint another and the celestial ceiling. An oriental carpet is hung behind the bed, another layer to add to the look. What do you think?

Victorian Boho styled child's room. Notice the different layers of rugs on the floor, wallpaper on one wall, paint another and the celestial ceiling. An oriental carpet is hung behind the bed, another layer to add to the look. What do you think?

Helpful visual tip! In large rooms, rugs should fit the configuration of the room and furniture. If a 15 x 20 foot living room, for example, is arranged in one large conversation area, you should look for a rug to cover and frame that entire area, big enough so that at least the front third of the furniture sits on the rug.

Helpful visual tip! In large rooms, rugs should fit the configuration of the room and furniture. If a 15 x 20 foot living room, for example, is arranged in one large conversation area, you should look for a rug to cover and frame that entire area, big enough so that at least the front third of the furniture sits on the rug.

Did you know the meaning to all of these shapes?

Did you know the meaning to all of these shapes?

4 advantages of the Persian knot

4 advantages of the Persian knot

Did you know? After a rug reaches eight feet by ten feet in size, it is considered a “carpet.” Nine by eleven is another popular carpet size. After a carpet exceeds 14 by 24 feet, it is then called a “palace carpet.” If you want to purchase a carpet-size rug that covers almost the entire surface area, measure carefully to ensure that the rug doesn't touch or ride up onto the baseboards.

Did you know? After a rug reaches eight feet by ten feet in size, it is considered a “carpet.” Nine by eleven is another popular carpet size. After a carpet exceeds 14 by 24 feet, it is then called a “palace carpet.” If you want to purchase a carpet-size rug that covers almost the entire surface area, measure carefully to ensure that the rug doesn't touch or ride up onto the baseboards.

Oriental rugs are hand- knotted Asia, Iran, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal. Persian rug designs may be named after the city or village in which they were woven. Tabriz, Hamadan, Heriz and Sarouk are some of the most popular designs that have kept their regional namesakes.

Oriental rugs are hand- knotted Asia, Iran, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal. Persian rug designs may be named after the city or village in which they were woven. Tabriz, Hamadan, Heriz and Sarouk are some of the most popular designs that have kept their regional namesakes.

Are you in the market for a new rug? Before you begin shopping, accurately measure the total width and length of your room. In addition, measure the major functional pieces in the room, such as the dining table, bed, sofa or coffee table. Sketch a floor plan to show furniture placement and traffic flow. It's much easier to move furniture with pencil and paper than muscling heavy furniture by yourself!

Are you in the market for a new rug? Before you begin shopping, accurately measure the total width and length of your room. In addition, measure the major functional pieces in the room, such as the dining table, bed, sofa or coffee table. Sketch a floor plan to show furniture placement and traffic flow. It's much easier to move furniture with pencil and paper than muscling heavy furniture by yourself!