Author: admin

What is a Persian Rug?

A Persian Rug is an oriental rug woven in Persia, which is modern day Iran. This has been the classic country of origin for fine handknotted rugs for many centuries. By law, the dyes used in these rugs cannot be synthetic, but natural only. A Persian rug will have a more specific name, like Heriz,…

What is an Oriental Rug?

So often I have customers who ask me “How can you tell if a rug is a real oriental rug?” There is no one ironclad answer to this question, but there are some general guidelines when trying to determine if a rug is a genuine handknotted work of art or a reproduction. Does the design…

Pet stains on oriental rugs

The retired couple from Amelia Island called about their elderly dog having had an accident on their antique Persian rug. The lady from St. Augustine was panicked because her cat had “marked” a corner of her new oriental rug.The mother from Ponte Vedra was upset her young son’s new puppy had “christened” their fine silk…

Oriental Rug Sales

Every so often you will see advertised a Going Out of Business sale for oriental rugs or Persian rugs, or an auction sale for area rugs.  An especially common format is a furniture store going out of business featuring rugs offered for liquidation–even though these furniture stores never sold such rugs to begin with!  What…

Oriental Rug Care

So, you are the proud owner of an oriental rug!  Whether it be a persian rug or other fine handknotted rug, a regular vacuuming is always a good idea–just be careful to avoid the fringes.  They are the most fragile part of the rug and are susceptible to damage.  Every year or so a 180…

Rug Tips

Few possessions can be enjoyed as much, or used as long, as a handknotted oriental rug. It is very important, however, to have proper guidance regarding cleaning and care of your Persian rug or other handknotted area rugs. As a third generation rug expert from my home base in Jacksonville, FL, I am happy to…