Nazmiyal Antique Rugs and Vintage Carpet Blog

What You Should Know About Light and Antique Carpets

Protect your antique carpets from light damage. Nazmiyal

Protect Your Antique Carpets from Over Exposure to Light Antique Carpets care -- It's a ritual at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. On the hour and half-hour, the Ardabil carpet is lit for a brief 10 minutes, so visitors to … Continue reading

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History of Rag Rugs

Left: Use a striped runner to add polish to your space. Right: Similar vintage Scandinavian rag rug 46668 from Nazmiyal

Vintage Scandinavian Rag Rugs: Combining Folk Charm with Modern Design Rag Rugs -- A rag rug is a rug made by pushing small strips of fabric, often recycled, through a base material, made usually of hessian or wool. Hessian is a strong … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Bakshaish Carpet Formerly Owned by Dustin Hoffman

Antique Bakshaish Persian Carpet from the Estate of Dustin Hoffman 47610

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Gorgeous Bakshaish Carpet from the Estate of Dustin Hoffman! Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We … Continue reading

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Buying Antique Rugs and Carpets Online

Left: Nazmiyal Antique Serab Rug 50008, Right: Interior Design with Similar Antique Carpet

Shopping for and Buying Antique Rugs Online Find a Rug Sale Online Buying Antique Rugs Online - So you want a great antique or vintage rug with a cool price. Imagine finding a rug sale online right now. That would … Continue reading

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Why Interior Designers Love Turkish Rugs

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 48157

Why Designers and Decorators Clamor For Turkish Rugs Fine antique Turkish rugs are beloved for their lustrous pastels, beautifully stylized arabesques and monumental botanical designs. Anatolia (the modern day country of Turkey) played an indispensable role introducing Oriental carpets to … Continue reading

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Trend Alert: Tapestries Make a Modern Statement as Wall Art

Modern Interior with Tapestry on Wall Nazmiyal

Trend Alert: Tapestries Tapestries -- Newsflash--tapestries are trending! It's been some 40 years since tapestries have been a trending item. Now, they're reaching new horizons. This is a true comeback story of an old and sometimes under-appreciated art form that's … Continue reading

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Shabby Chic Style: Relaxed Luxury

Shabby Chic Style: Vintage and Antique Accents Lend Character to Homes, at Nazmiyal

Shabby Chic is Back: Get the Look with Unique Vintage Accents and One-of-a Kind Antique Rugs Home is where your heart is, it is said, and the aesthetic interior designers turn to in order to beautifully express that sentiment is the soft, aged-to-perfection shabby … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Art Deco Carpet by Austrian Designer Josef Hoffmann

Art Deco Carpet by Josef Hoffmann 48433 at Nazmiyal

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Beautiful Art Deco Carpet by Josef Hoffmann. Art Deco Carpet by Josef Hoffmann --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We … Continue reading

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Exhibition Spotlight: “Life, Death and Transformation” Native American Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Coclé artist. Plaque with Crocodile Deity, circa 700–900. Sitio Conte, Coclé Province, Panama. Nazmiyal.

Native American Art at the Brooklyn Museum Native American Art -- Native Americans have created and continue to create artwork for many reasons, taking many different forms. This is evident from the collection of paintings, carvings, masks, textiles, potteries and other works of art on … Continue reading

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Introduction to Major Persian Weaving Centers

Photo of the Tabriz Region in Iran, Nazmiyal Collection

History of Major Persian Carpet Weaving Regions Persian and Turkish Weaving Centers -- Iran, formerly known as Persia, has long been known for its exquisitely beautiful and sumptuous handmade carpets. Carpet weaving is so deeply ingrained in the culture and traditions of … Continue reading

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