Moroccan Rug weaving began with the Berbers, who were the indigenous people of North Africa and inhabited Morocco before it was invaded by Arabs in the seventh century. These rugs are usually in bold colors and animated patterns, and the designs are almost always geometric or tribal. The colors and patterns are distinct according to the tribe that wove it. In the twentieth-century, the Moroccan Rugs are widely collected in the West because of its unique tribal patters. The wool of these rugs is plush and soft to the touch.
Gabbeh rugs are nothing short of simplistic and tribal, with designs consisting of primarily geometric shapes, animals, and plants. All done in a simplified way and based on the nomadic observation. Commonly brightly colored, these rugs are fun and beautiful and will add a warm touch to any home.
Turkmen rugs uses vegetable dyes or other natural dyes from the land, which comes from Turkmen a city of Persia. Their trademark design and most common is tribal patterns. Turkmen rugs are mostly made with cotton and wool pile.
Heriz, Serapi rugs are well known for their bold and angular designs. Many being symmetric, they withhold boldly done geometric and floral-inspired shapes. These shapes are brought out with rich reds, blues, greens, and yellows contrasted against ivory. Heriz, Serapi rugs are very elegant and durable, perfect for a variety of different rooms and spaces within a home.
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.
Gabbeh rugs are known as the world’s best coarsely woven Iranian tribal rugs. They consist of a very think pile woven in a relatively low knot density. The designs of these rugs are mostly geometric and symbolic in both shape and style. These rugs were woven to tell a story depicting a landscape, scene, or even conveying a specific emotion. Their construct consists of handspun sheep’s wool and vegetable dyes. Gabbeh rugs are organic in composition and their appearance is rich in texture. They truly are unique works of art.
Playful brilliant colors and bright stylish patterns, bring Ikat & Kaitag rugs culture to life. Ikat stems from the Malaysian word mangkait meaning to tie. Ancient Kaitag & Ikat were and are rare art form, deriving from women of the 1600's this art form would shape art itself forever. It wasn't until approximately the 1980's that these patterns would familiarized globally, all thanks to one British explorer/ researcher. These striking patterns have provided tasteful worldly charm, and have quickly become a staple for countless styles of design/decorating.
Hamadan rugs comes from Hamadan, which is the capital and one of the oldest city’s in Persia. This city is considered to be one of the most productive and diverse weaving centers. Tribal is the most common style for Hamadan rugs. They incorporate rich blues and dark reds that use ivory and soft neutral colors for contrast, which makes these rugs very versatile.