5 Results for year: 2015

Carpet (Rug) Designs and Motifs

Design can be a useful pointer to the origins of a carpet, but centres of trade, migration and intermarriage have spread the range of motifs and designs over a wide area. Motifs are drawn from a number of sources, including religious, cultural and environmental. Many of their meanings are lost in the mists of time, while others ... More

‘Jajim’ and ‘Cicim’ Rugs

Jajim Rug Although ‘Jajim’ and ‘Cicim’ may be different versions of what was originally the same word, the former is used in Iran for a fabric that differs substantially from what the Turks refer to as a Cicim. The Jajim in Iran is a warp-faced fabric that is often woven on narrow horizontal looms of the ... More

Turkish rugs

Turkish rugs were probably the first to be introduced to Europe, as early as the 16th century. The result was that all hand-knotted carpets were called “Turkey Carpets”, no matter where they were woven. Turkey is the name now given to the carpet-making region that was once known as Anatolia. Carpets from Turkey were ... More

Rugs and Moths – What to do!

You have had your rug on your floor for more than a few years. You love how it makes your room feel, warm, inviting and cozy. The sofa has been over the one end of the rug and a closed bottom end table beside it. Well, it’s been a while since you turned the rug to even the wear, so off goes the sofa and table when you notice ... More

Rug Maintenance – Value of Vacuuming

The best and foremost step in maintaining your rugs or carpets is just a doing a good vacuuming on them. The beauty of rugs and carpet is that they can hold dry particulates and keep them away from our breathing zones, but the not so beautiful part about them is that they can hold dry particulates. Vacuuming keeps the sandy ... More