Nazmiyal Antique Rugs and Vintage Carpet Blog

Exhibition Review: Sultans of Deccan India: Opulence and Fantasy at the Metropolitan Museum

Portrait of a Ruler or Musician, Sultans of Deccan Exhibit, Nazmiyal

Sultans of Deccan India at the Metropolitan Museum Sultans of Deccan India --To anyone interested in the rich and exotic art, culture and history of south India, the exhibition “Sultans of Deccan India: Opulence and Fantasy” is a sumptuous feast for … Continue reading

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20 Decorating Tips from the Best Contemporary Interior Designers

Decorating Tips from Nazmiyal

Today's Hottest Interior Designers Share their Best Decorating Tips Decorating Tips -- If you're in the process of redecorating your home, feel like your space needs an update, or if you simply want to check in on what rules today's top interior … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 50085

Room Sized Antique Turkish Oushak Carpet 50085 Nazmiyal

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Beautiful Antique Turkish Oushak Rug. Turkish Oushak Rug --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on … Continue reading

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Dragon Rugs: Symbolism of Dragons in Chinese Carpets

Chinese Art Deco Rug 50122 Nazmiyal

The Symbolism behind Chinese Dragon Rugs Dragon Rugs -- The wingless, serpent-like aerial creature with four legs and fiery eyes must be the single most famous symbol of China -- although the country's designated national animal is the more peaceful panda. The dragon is … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Barbro Nilsson Swedish Rug for MMF

Vintage Swedish Rug by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas Fjetterstrom 48437

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Lovely Swedish Carpet by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas Fjetterstrom. Swedish Rug by Barbro Nilsson --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. … Continue reading

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Ladies Behind the Loom: Women Weavers

Women Weavers Selling their Carpets in Morocco | Nazmiyal

Women Weavers of Antique Rugs Women Weavers -- In the world of carpets, it's the ladies behind the loom who should be appreciated for their unrelenting work and the extraordinary carpets they create. Although many of the names of these talented … Continue reading

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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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