Rug History and Traditions

Spruce Up For Spring

San Diego’s wet winter has welcomed in one of the most beautiful springs we’ve had in quite some time. The highways are lined with bright orange poppies, purple lavender, and yellow wildflowers. Homeowners have planted pink peonies and bluebells in their front yards to welcome in the spring. Sprucing up your home for spring shouldn’t… Continue reading Spruce Up For Spring

Rug History and Traditions

5 Ways to Ruin Your Persian Rug

You’ve sought out the perfect Persian rug for your home. You spent hours picking the best color for your palette. You visited multiple showrooms and looked at countless rugs. Don’t let your investment go to waste. We’ve created a list of the five ways you could ruin your beautiful new rug. Take our advice and… Continue reading 5 Ways to Ruin Your Persian Rug

Rug History and Traditions

Q&A with Amir Ghods: Owner of Home Decor Fine Rugs

Q: What is something not commonly known about Home Decor Fine Rugs? A: We are able to make custom rugs in hundreds of different colors and designs. Also we use traditional methods to dye our handmade rugs – green colors coming from walnut skin or red from pomegranate skin. We use handspun wool and custom… Continue reading Q&A with Amir Ghods: Owner of Home Decor Fine Rugs

Rug History and Traditions

The Pazyryk Carpet: The Oldest Rug

Nearly 2500 years ago the oldest known hand-knotted oriental rug was made. This rug, known as “The Pazyryk Carpet” (Pa -Zar Key), embodies ancient history. The carpet was excavated from the Altai Mountains of Central Asia in 1948 by Russian Archaeologist Sergei Rudenko. The Altai Mountains are a mountain range where Russia, China, Mongolia and… Continue reading The Pazyryk Carpet: The Oldest Rug

Rug History and Traditions

The Artistry of Hand Woven Rugs

Acquiring a hand woven oriental rug, including fine Persian rugs, is more akin to acquiring a fine piece of art than simply purchasing a beautiful floor covering. In fact few areas in the art world combine the rich historical and cultural context as do the variety of oriental rugs. Originating from Persia (modern day Iran),… Continue reading The Artistry of Hand Woven Rugs