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Q. Do our Oriental and Persian Rugs come with a Certificate of Authenticity?
A. Yes, all our Oriental and Persian rugs come with a free certificate of authenticity upon request.

Q. Do we buy customers antique rugs?
A. Yes, we do buy customers’ antique rugs.

Q. Do we do Oriental and Persian rug appraisals?
A. Yes, for a fee. Please call for an estimate.

Q. Do we sell under padding?
A. Yes, we sell under padding.

Q. Do we take rugs on consignment?
A. Yes, we do take rugs on consignment.

Q. Do you repair and restore rugs?
A. Yes. A professional restoration can solve almost any problem with a quality Oriental or Persian rug. Old and antique rugs sometimes need to be rewoven where worn and restored to life. Newer rugs rarely need repair. An experienced professional must always be consulted in these matters. Please call us and we will give you an estimate on the restoration and repair costs.

Q. How are flat weave rugs constructed?
A. Flat Weave rugs are constructed by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands to create a flat, pile-less surface. The design is produced by threading the weft strands through a number of the warp strands, rather than directly from edge to edge, then looping them back around the last warp thread used. Each section of the overall design is woven separately, and when one part of the pattern is completed a new, usually different-colored weft thread is inserted at the point where the last one finished. As with hand-knotted rugs, flat weave rugs are extremely durable and can withstand high amounts of traffic.

Q. How are hand-knotted rugs constructed?
A. In Oriental and Persian rugs the pile is created by tying a short length of yarn around two adjacent warp strands so that the ends of the yarn protrude upwards to form the surface, which is called the pile of the rug. This process is referred to as knotting, because when the weft and warp strands are beaten together to hold the yarn in place, a securely tied knot is formed. In Oriental and Persian rugs, every knot is tied by hand, and a skilled weaver can tie something in the region of a thousand knots per hour.

Q. How are tufted rugs constructed?
A. Tufted rugs are constructed by a technique called tufting. Tufting involves inserting the pile through a cloth canvas or duck backing with the aid of a tufting gun. The back is then coated with latex and is normally covered with a piece of cloth. Tufted rugs take considerably less time to make than hand-knotted rugs because a tufting tool is used; this reduction in construction time is reflected in the price of the tufted rugs compared to a hand-knotted rug. But, this does not necessarily mean that a tufted rug is inferior to a hand knotted rug. A tufted rug can have comparable or even better quality wools and dyes and be priced lower simply because of the reduced construction and labor costs devoted to its creation.

Q. How can you identify a Handmade Rug from a Machine Made Rug?
A. Quick Check
Knott: Flip over the rug. If it’s a handmade rug the loops will be clearly visible.
Fringe: Look at the fringe. If it’s sewn on it is most likely a machine made rug. Handmade rugs have their fringe going down the foundation of the rug.
Flexibility: Handmade rugs can be folded and will not crack. Most machine made rugs will crack.

Q. How do I determine the area rug size I need?
A. When measuring your space you want to take into consideration the relation of your furniture to the rug when determining the amount of floor you want to cover. Once you have measured the amount of space that you wish to cover the best method is to look at the standard sizes of handmade Oriental and Persian rugs and see which standard size fits the closest. Take into consideration that handmade rugs can be a few inches longer or shorter since they are not made by machine processes.

Q. How do you determine Knot Density?
A. Knot Density is determined by measuring one square inch vertically and counting the amount of knots, then measuring one square inch horizontally and doing the same. Multiplying the two knot counts together results in the amount of knots in one square inch.

Q. How is leather used in area rugs?
A. Leather can be used in combination with wool or it can be used exclusively in the rug. Leather rugs can be used to set a modern as well as traditional tone to any décor.

Q. How is silk used in Oriental & Persian rugs?
A. The beauty of a Silk Persian and Oriental rug is unsurpassed. A silk Oriental or Persian rug is most often used as a decorative, rather than functional example of textile art, and is sometimes used as wall hangings. Silk is also used as a foundation material; it is extremely strong, keeps it shape, and can be spun into very fine strands, but because of the cost it is only used when exceptionally fine knotting is required.

Q. How long do handmade rugs last?
A. Due to the high quality materials used, such as Persian rug wools, and tough weaving techniques, handmade rugs can last many generations. The oldest rug ever discovered was the Pazyryk rug, which showed a mixture of Assyrian, Achaemenian (ancient Persian Empire), and Scythian motifs, and it is believed by some to be of Persian origin.

Q. How often do you have to rotate your Oriental or Persian rug?
A. To insure even wear, your rug should be rotated once a year. Depending on the traffic, the rotation may vary from six months to two years.

Q. How often do you have to vacuum your Persian or Oriental rug?
A. Persian and Oriental rugs, like most rugs, should be vacuumed on a regular basis to remove dirt and restore life to the fiber. Be sure not to vacuum the fringe.

Q. How often is a professional cleaning recommended?
A. Your trusted professional Persian or Oriental rug cleaners will insure a skilled cleaning that brings out the richness of color and softness of the wool. Depending on the amount of traffic, a professional washing is recommended every three to six years for the cleaning of your Persian and Oriental rug.

Q. How old does a rug have to be to be considered antique, and how do you determine if it is antique?
A. The definition of antique with Persian or Oriental rugs begins with rugs that are approximately 100 years old. Establishing when a Persian or Oriental rug was made is achieved by carefully examining its structure and design, which usually change to some degree with time, and taking into account its general condition and appearance. Dating a rug from its weave and design require extensive specialist knowledge and can only be undertaken by an expert.

Q. Is one country better than another in rug making?
A. I would first like to talk about address your question posed about only buying wool Persian Rugs. Every county has high quality as well as low quality rugs. You may ask how can you tell the difference between the qualities and why does my friend suggest only hand knotted Persian rugs. To determine quality you must look at the construction as well as the quality of the materials. The construction of the hand knotted rug is usually determined by the density of the knots. The higher the density of knots per square inch the better the construction. The quality is determined by the grade of wool used and the dyes used. The high grade wool is usually only sheered once a year during spring time allowing the oils to saturate the wool giving the wool a beautiful sheen compared to wool that is sheered many times during the year which doesn’t have the same sheen and luster. The dyes should also be vegetable dyes which are renowned for their longevity as well as beauty. Chromic as well as chemical dyes are not recommended because they do not last anywhere as close to vegetable dyes. The reason that your friend suggests Persian rugs is because in the Middle East there is a long history of rug weaving that dates back thousands of years using the top quality materials. But since Persian rugs usually come in traditional color schemes such as reds, blues, and navy other countries such as Pakistan have begun producing hand knotted rugs about 20 years ago of similar quality and construction to Persian rugs, but in the color schemes demanded by the USA market such as the (Brown, Gold, Ivory, ect). Therefore these hand knotted rugs have taken over the USA rug market because they are of utmost quality and the color schemes match the homes of the USA.

Q. Is under padding necessary?
A. A quality pad used under your rug helps protect it from dirt, wear and slippage. We will be happy to provide you with the correct padding.

Q. What are the standard sizes for rugs?
A. Standard Sizes:
Small Rugs
2 x 3
2 x 4
3 x 5
4 x 6
Medium Rugs
5 x 7
5 x 8
6 x 9
7 x 10
Large Rugs
8 x 10
8 x 11
9 x 12
10 x 13
10 x 14
Palace Sizes
10x15 Plus

Q. What colors should be in my oriental rug?
A. When choosing the colors of your handmade rug the optimal method of décor is to choose the handmade rug first since it is one of a kind and echo the colors in your home décor. But, this is seldom the case so therefore when choosing the colors in your handmade rug the best method is to look at samples from your cushions, paint, wallpaper, bedspread, and curtains and to pick and choose the colors that you want to be echoed in the rug.

Q. What is Knot Density and what does it mean?
A. Fineness of the knotting refers to the number of knots that have been tied per square inch of pile. The higher the number of knots, the finer the weave. There are no hard and fast rules determining the exact knot-count required to justify a rug being referred to as fine or finely knotted, but anything over 150 knots per square inch can be considered medium grade (reasonably finely knotted) and anything over 250 or 300 would generally be acknowledged as top grade (fine). A high knot-count is necessary to produce extremely intricate designs and the more intricate the design, the more knots needed to ensure its success. This is particularly true when articulating curved or flowing forms.

Q. What is the benefit of incorporating wool with silk?
A. Silk is used either on its own or in combination with wool by a number of individual weaving groups in all major rug making countries. Wool and silk rugs have the perfect combination of beauty and durability. The wool is used in the pile of the rug allowing it to be extremely durable and the silk is used to outline and accent the beautiful patterns within the rug.

Q. What is the difference between a handmade vs machine-made Rug?
A. As mentioned earlier, there are many machine made replicas of Persian and Oriental rugs on the market today. So you may ask why buy a handmade rug? The simple answer is quality and aesthetic beauty. But, let’s get into some detail

• Machine made rugs do not nearly have the durability as a handmade Persian or Oriental rug, which can last many generations. The reason for this durability is that handmade rugs are made of natural occurring organic materials such as silk, natural wools, and vegetable dyes. Each handmade rug has individual knots that have been integrated into the loom (the foundation of the rug) ensuring that it will not shed with usage. Unlike machine made rugs that use synthetic material and chemical dyes that will fade and deteriorate with age.

• Handmade rugs are one of a kind and there are no two pieces exactly alike compared to a machine made rug that comes off an assembly line.

• The beauty of a handmade rug cannot be replicated by machine made processes. This ancient art of creating a handmade rug has been perfected over the years. Special secrete dying recipes and designs have been passed from generation to generation.

• Handmade rugs are used as investments since their value appreciates with age unlike a machine made rug that depreciates in value with age.

• Handmade rugs have a history and origin dating back thousands of years.

Q. What qualifies a rug as an authentic Persian & Oriental Rug?
A. On the market today there are several machine made rugs that mimic the designs of Persian and Oriental rugs, but lack the quality, durability, workmanship and aesthetic beauty of a genuine Persian or Oriental handmade rug. Genuine Persian and Oriental rugs take several years to create by master weavers that have been perfecting the art throughout the generations. To qualify as an authentic handmade Persian or Oriental rug the rug must meet the following requirements:

• Must be hand woven

• Must of Originated from one of the following regions: Persia (Iran), China, Afghanistan, Turkey, Tibet, Nepal, Egypt, India, Pakistan.

• Design and Composition follows ancestral patterns.

Q. What type of wool is the best?
A. The best and most widely used rug making material. It is soft, durable and easy to work. However, the quality varies considerably and not all wool is suitable for rug making. Good rug wool needs to combine softness with strength and springiness, otherwise the rug wears out quickly and fails to return to its original shape if creased or depressed. Only certain types of wool posses the qualities required; the best comes from lambs between 8 and 14 months old, particularly those from colder high regions. Some rugs are prefixed by the word Kurd which indicates that the rug was made from wool taken from the flanks and shoulders (where the fibers are the longest) of lambs reared in the winter and clipped in the spring. Kurd wool is generally considered to be among the very best available.

Q. Where are the rugs made?
A. There are ten different countries that produce Persian & Oriental rugs. They included Afghanistan, China, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Persia, Romania, Tibet, & Turkey.

Q. Where to Buy your Handmade Rug?
A. Initially prior to the emergence of the Internet, rugs where exclusively sold within furniture stores and individual retailers. The retail experience allows one to touch and feel the rugs they are interested in and make an immediate purchase. But, the effort involved in visiting these stores and selecting the right rug takes time and money. Online shopping on the other hand has made it extremely convenient to purchase a luxury handmade rug. We at are revolutionizing the rug buying experience by giving our customers the convenience of internet shopping with the ability to see the rugs first hand. One can visit our website and choose the rugs that they are interested in and we will bring them to your home so that you can see the rugs with your existing décor. Also, if you don’t live in the vicinity of our in home appointments we back all our rugs with a 90 day guarantee so that you will find the perfect rug for your home.

Q. Who produces the dyes used to color the rugs?
A. One-of-a-kind rug colors are produced by master dyers which are extremely important and mysterious in rug making. In nomadic and village cultures, the master dyer often acts as the tribal wise man, whose advice is sought on a whole range of subjects that have nothing to do with making rugs. Dyeing is considered a science, whose secrets are passed down from generation to generation, and only naturally occurring materials are used in creating these dyes.



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