Oushak rugs originated in the small town of Oushak in west central Anatolia. Oushak has been a production center of Turkish rugs since the 15th century. Since then, the most famous manufacturers of ottoman times has worked in Oushak. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give rugs their distinctive antique look.
William Morris design are part of arts and crafts movement often including natural forms. These 19th and early 20th century designs are distinctive for their stylized natural forms, their symmetry and their vibrant colors. William Morris patterns are based on nature such thistles, ginkgo leaves, willow trees and flowers. These modern hand knotted rugs are woven with high quality wool, silk or both.
Heriz/Serapi rugs are a style of Persian rugs deriving from northwest Iran. Heriz/Serapi rugs are among the most desirable rugs, due to their durable nature under heavy wear and tear. Weavers of Heriz/Serapi rugs often portray geometric patterns or medallions in their designs. They often have an antique style, and come in a vast variety of colors. Heriz/Serapi rugs are hand knotted from thick piles of wool, which gives them a soft plush feel.
Favored for their ample size rustic antique look, Ziegler rugs offer more conservative patterns and color combinations. Though they are not named after a particular tribe, or city they are named after designer Ziegler. They Illustrate detailed pictures of trees, and floral designs. Throughout time they adapted more the western tastes, in order to create balance scale in a home's decor and furnishings.
All our rugs are handmade/ hand knotted with high quality hand spun wool, silk, or combination of wool and silk. They vary in sizes, colors, shapes, and designs. Each rug is unique in its own way, consist of natural dyes that is steadfast and long-lasting.
The Recognizable vivacious colors of overdyed involves a five step process. Various washes and natural sun bleaching, helps to soften some of the harsher outlines of vintage patterns then a blank canvas is created. Once the rug is ready to be dyed, it is hand dyed several times using natural dyes. The colors from the natural dyes gives them their lively splash of color.
The nature-inspired color palette of Serapi/Heriz rugs gives them an antique look, which has historically sought after for many years. They commonly feature intricate medallions, followed by abstract florals and geometric designs. What makes the Serapi/Heriz so desirable, is their high endurance and longevity under high traffic. Serapi/Heriz rugs are constructed by a labor intensive hand knotting process, made from thick plush piles of wool.
Flat weave Kilim rugs can be displayed as tapestry for decor purposes, or utilized for more functionally as a rug. The production can be traced back to ancient times, and still use many of the same weaving techniques used then. The Tightly weaved Kilim rugs showcase elaborate tribal designs, that of which have particular meanings. Our Kilim rugs are hand knotted and made of 100% natural wool.
Kazak Rugs are popular for their stunning geometric designs & high quality dyes. Kazak patterns tend to be red, yellow/gold and blue. Designs include, but are not limited to animals, flowers, medallions, & iconic figures such as geometric people/ and animals & symbolic motifs.
Bokharas are a type of handmade Pakistani rug; also known as Bukharas or Bokaras. Most are based on Turkmen prototypes called Tekkes. Pakistani Bokhara rugs are among the most popular handmade rugs in the world. They are popular for their soft, luxurious feel, heavy pile, attractive colors and appearance that consist of repeating octagonal figures called guls, usually on fields of burgundy red, gray blue, or sometimes green.
Gabbeh rugs are hand-spun wool in both the pile and the foundation, as well as all natural dyes. Simple, colorful geometric patterns, abstract scenery, child-like representations of people and animals, different colors, reds, blue, greens ,yellow, purple. Modern technology has improved the dye process to allow a wider range of colors as well as more stable and easier to care for colors.
Isfahan rugs date back to the seventeenth century. Isfahan was then the capital of Persia. These rugs are known to be classic and are hand knotted with either silk or wool foundations. They use variety vegetable dye colors such as reds, blues, ivory, beige, black and much more.
Beljik rugs are known for their shades of deep reds, blues and blacks. Beljik rugs are generally tribal and geometric patterns. The knots of the Beljik rug are the finest of all tribal style rugs. The wool to make these rugs are only taken from the belly of the sheep. Therefore, it takes many more sheep to make the Beljik rug.
Kazak (Kazakh, Kasak, Gazakh, Qazax). These rugs are woven by settled Armenians as well as nomadic Kurds, Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Lurs. There are various designs that consist of medallions, diamonds, latch-hooked zig-zags and other geometric shapes. However, it is the wonderful rich colors which make them stand out from other rugs.