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  • Oxford University - Oriel College Rug Restoration

    We restored an exceptional antique Mahal carpet located at Oriel College. It took around three months to complete this project. The carpet was wove...
  • Rug Motifs - The Boteh

    One of the most ancient motifs in oriental rugs - the boteh. It's use completely transcends the geometric/floral frontiers as it's used in Turki sp...
  • Structure of a Rug - The Knot

    An oriental pile rug consists of hundreds and possible thousands of loops of wool or silk individually tied by hand around warp and weft. This can ...
  • Do you Choose an Oriental Rug or Does an Oriental Rug Choose You?

    What's the best way to approach choosing an oriental rug? The obvious way is the focus on the colours, the size and the design that match your room...