Our excellent record of accomplishment spans across five generations, ensuring that we receive the finest selection of carpets, rugs and kelims through expert skills and established suppliers. With stock imported directly into the country, our prices remain competitive as ever. You will receive expert and friendly advice upon visiting any of our gorgeous showrooms, where you will be greeted with excellent service regarding your purchase. A home consultation can also be arranged, where one of our consultants will advise on a selection that complements your style and provides a consistent, elegant look throughout your home. We’re here to help bring your living space to life with luscious warmth and captivating beauty. Turn your house in to a home with our premium selection of carpets, rugs and kelims.
What is an Oriental Rug?
A genuine Oriental, Persian rug is a hand-crafted (knotted) carpet that is either with pile or woven without a pile. More traditionally, these carpets have been woven throughout a few countries such as, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, China, Turkestan and the Caucasus region (currently Armenia, Azerbaijan and Dagestan) to name a few. Oriental-designed rugs that are machine-made or by any other means other than genuine hand-knotting cannot qualify as legitimate Oriental rugs. The variety of designs, styles and patterns that are present throughout Oriental rugs are so numerous it would be nearly impossible to define all of them. There exists a slight misconception that “no two Oriental rugs are the same” – this is not completely true, as more than one carpet or rug may have the same or similar design. But, with each rug being handmade, slight differentiations exist between the individual pieces of the same design – variations that are inevitable and assist in establishing the absolute uniqueness of each piece, no matter their similarity in designs. No rug can be completely duplicated, no matter how skilled or experienced the weaver – every piece will have minute differences.
Persian carpets are available in a bright myriad of colours and hues – with superb designs that fit a range of decors and lifestyles. In some countries, such as India, Pakistan and China, carpet weaving has evolved into a commercial activity – resulting in specific designs being recreated in different colour palettes and dimensions. While in other carpet making countries, tribal women still manufacture and dye their own wool and materials. With dyes being gathered locally from shrubs, roots, trees and other natural sources, these women do not work from a preconceived pattern or design, but rather create from what they feel, see, and experience around them.