A unique collection of handmade antique rugs with the focus on one-of-a-kind pieces that are truly special in design, colors, quality of materials and workmanship.  Come visit our new gallery where we are now able to display in proper fashion our distinctive collection of antique Oriental rugs, in all sizes up to mansion-size. 

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FEATURED EDUCATION ARTICLE

Background on Oriental Rugs

Handmade rugs have been produced for thousands years.
The earliest surviving fragment of a woven piled rug is the Pazyryk Rug which dates back to the 5th century BC (Over 2500 years ago) and was discovered in 1949 by the Russian archeologist Rudenko in Pazyryk valley in Siberia, Russia.

The Oriental rugs can be divided into two main categories. The Tribal Rugs and the Workshop rugs. The earliest rug weaving traditions and techniques were developed of the tribal weavers and the pieces had truly a “functional” intention.

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Persian rug sold at auction for record $33.8 Million

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A 17th Century Persian rug sold for $33.8m (£21.8m), a sum triple the previous auction record for a carpet, at Sotheby’s auction in New York in June of 2013.

William Clark, an industrialist and US senator from Montana, had bequeathed the carpet and other items to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC in 1926.

The Washington DC museum will use proceeds from the sale of that and 24 other rugs to fund future acquisitions….


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