Our rug collection begins with affordable, everyday pieces at competitive prices. Then it elevates to unique, highly-desired rug designs that may fetch in excess of one million dollars at international auctions. Persian rugs, modern rugs, Turkish and other oriental rugs are all found here.
Visitors come from all over the world to view the collection in our Dallas rug gallery. Each is hand-picked by our international rug experts. The result is breathtaking – an array of collectible gems – and one will be perfect for you.
Our direct relationship with contemporary rug designers, weavers and international workshops provides advantages for you to obtain unique carpets or to commission bespoke oriental rugs.
We are happy to share our knowledge with you! We’ll help pick out carpets for your home or advise you on exceptional carpets for your private collection. Designer and Trade relationships are honored here.
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…not all Oriental rugs are Persian.
When hearing “Oriental rug” and “Persian rug”, some will assume that these are the same thing.
For the average person, there may seem to be little difference between the two. The fact is that the place of origin is a huge indicator of the design, history, and workmanship found in these items.
As with any purchase, it is wise to understand the differences when shopping. Learn a bit here so you can communicate accurately, make the right decision, and, get exactly the rug you require.
Name Is Everything
When we distinguish a rug as “Persian”, whether it is antique, vintage, or, newly created, we mean rugs woven only within the provinces of the Persian Empire, generally now modern-day Iran. Made in any other Middle East region, a traditional hand-woven carpet of this type is considered and named Oriental.
Oriental rugs are ones that are created in regions of the Middle East other than Iran. If made any place outside of the Middle East, like Western Europe or even the United States, these are area rugs not Orientals or Persians. Authentic Oriental rugs will be hand-knotted (not hand-tufted which is a faster and less skilled technique) giving them them a very distinctive look.
Part Of History
Through much of history the finest woven floor coverings were made in and for the Persian Empire and its predecessors. Synonymous with wealth, taste and worldliness, Persian rugs were often gifts from one country’s ruler to another.
Hand-knotted, these carpets are created using a single looping knot that is specific to artisans of this region. They are generally made from kurk – high grade sheep’s wool – although camel or goat wool may be used in designs made by nomadic weavers.
Very rarely, Persians are made from silk; however silk is expensive and not so durable as wool. Newer rugs may be made of silk blends, mercerized cotton, and synthetic fibers.
Location, Location, Location
Persian rugs have distinct layouts that have existed for generations, and, distinctive designs that are synonymous with their location of origin. Four general layouts can be found: an all-over layout, a centered medallion, a compartment layout, and a one-sided layout. Beyond basic layouts, each rug-weaving area evolved a distinctive design style; their creations often became synonymous with their provinces: Kashan, Nain, Qum, Isfahan and similar.
Persian rugs and Oriental rugs are fantastic touches, classic pieces that add design flair and personality. They offer a timeless look within your home.