Persian and Oriental Rug Guides
Quick Rug Guide
A brief guide to the main aspects of handmade rugs.
How to Choose a Rug
Some things to think about before and while looking at rugs.
Rug & Carpet Care
Essential maintenance tips and what to do if there's a spillage.
Preventing & Treating Moth Damaged Persian rugs
Preventative measures and methods to treat moth damaged rugs.
How Handmade Rugs are Made
A guide to the process of making a rug from dying the wool to washing the finished article.
Persian Rug Repair: A Case Study
A case study of a fine Nain rug which we have sent to Iran to be repaired.
Persian Rug Repair & Cleaning
Details of our rug services including repair, restoration, cleaning and appraisal or valuation services.
Buying rugs abroad
Advice and warnings on buying rugs abroad.
Persian & Oriental Knots - How Are Knot Counts Measured?
An explaination of the various methods of counting knot density.
Persian or Oriental? A Guide to Rug Weaving Countries
A background of the countries where hand-knotted rugs are made and have been made in the past.
Rug Origins and Descriptions
A more in-depth description of rugs woven is specific areas e.g. Tabriz or Kashan.
A History of Handmade Persian Rugs
A brief history of the story and development of the Persian rug.
Rug Designs & Motifs
A discussion of the patterns and designs found in Persian and oriental rugs and their symbolism.
Antique Persian or Oriental Rugs and Carpets
An overview of the Persian & Oriental antique carpet trade. This guide contains information on famous antique rugs as well as a description of our own antique and semi-antique pieces.
Silk Persian or Oriental Rugs and Carpets
A quick overview of things to look for when buying a silk rug.
A guide to Gabbeh rugs.
A guide to Kilim (also spelt Kelim, Gelim and Gilim) and flat-woven rugs.
Rug Making Videos/Documentary
A video diary of the making of a rug.
Persian Rug Glossary
An A-Z glossary of rug-related terms.