Tag Archives: antique rugs

American Art: George Caleb Bingham at the Met Museum

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by George Caleb Bingham Nazmiyal

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River at the Metropolitan Museum American Art -- The first major American artist known to be based in the west of the Mississippi River, George Caleb Bingham painted many compelling true-to-life paintings depicting the frontier … Continue reading

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Autumn Interior Design Trends

Cobalt Blue Interior Design by Nazmiyal

3 Interior Design Trends for Fall Interior Design Trends -- Have you been wondering what interior design trends will be hot this fall? You won’t have to wait for long, because three of the biggest trends are already becoming apparent. Read on … Continue reading

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Cochineal: The Red that Colored the World

Navajo Serape Dyed with Cochineal Nazmiyal

Exhibition Review: "The Red that Colored the World" at the Museum of International Folk Art Cochineal -- Since the beginning of modern history, the color red has had a special place in art, decoration, fashion and foods. Red is one of the primary … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Colorful Antique Chinese Dragon Rug 48571

Nazmiyal Antique Chinese Dragon Carpet 48571

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

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History of Kilims

Nazmiyal Vintage Persian Gashgai Tribal Rug 47620

Kilims and Flat Weave Rug History Kilims -- Kilims are a type of a flat-woven handmade rug that are characterized by the absence of piles or knotted fluff. Although the word is of Turkish origin, this type of rug has been traditionally made in many … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Spanish Carpet 48554

Nazmiyal | Antique Spanish Carpet with Celestial Design 48554

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Stunning Antique Spanish Carpet with a Celestial Design. Antique Spanish Carpet --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Folk Art Traditions and Common Motifs

Nazmiyal Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim 48336

History of Scandinavian Folk Art Traditions Scandinavian Folk Art -- Folk art is as old as human civilization. Created by untrained artists for decorative and symbolic purposes, folk art gives an insight into the local culture and traditions of the time. Scandinavia has … Continue reading

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The Unique Appeal of Antique Angora Oushak Rugs

Nazmiyal Angora Antique Turkish Oushak Rug 50209

The History and Appeal of Antique Angora Oushak Rugs Angora Oushak Rugs -- Oushak, also spelled as Ushak, is a small town located in Anatolia, the western part of Turkey. The town is about a hundred miles south of the country’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Ghashgai Rug with Tribal Design

Antique Persian Ghashgai Rug 50269 Nazmiyal

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

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The Meaning of the “Tree of Life” Design in Carpets

Nazmiyal Antique Persian Tree of Life Rascht Embroidery 45527

The "Tree of Life" Symbol and its Meanings Tree of Life -- The “Tree of Life” is a popular motif in oriental carpets, pottery and other decorative items. Since the symbol is found in many different cultures around the world, its exact origin … Continue reading

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