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The Yellow Oval Room and It’s Oushak Rug

The Yellow Oval Room is grandly decorated by one of Nazmiyal’s favourite designers, Michael Smith, featuring a beautiful Oushak rug. See our full collection of Antique Rugs. President Obama recently gave the public glimpses into his private residence in The White House. Of one of those private rooms, the magnificent Yellow Oval Room stands out. It […]

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Favorite Movie Rugs

Some Of Our Most Favorite Movie Rugs Movie Rugs – “The rug really tied the room together – did it not?” Rugs have made many a cameo appearance in many a Hollywood movie. Here are our favorite rugs in movies: The Big Lebowski: The Dude’s (Jeff Bridges) heart is broken when some local muscle mistakes him […]

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Magic Flying Carpet – Legend or Fact?

The Truth Behind The Legend of the Magic Flying Carpet The flying carpet has long been a device used in folklore to permit the protagonist (or antagonist) to achieve their mysterious devices as fast as possible. This legendary flying carpet is an integral part of stories in the Eastern World, appearing in ancient Jewish texts, the Arabian One Thousand […]

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The Oldest Rug in the World: Pazyryk Carpet

The Story Of The Pazyryk Carpet – The Oldest Rug in the World The land surrounding Siberia’s Ukok Plateau is vast.  Harsh in the winter, the region of Altai Krai is home to the Altai Mountains and the Ob River and her estuaries.  The plateau descends into the Pazyryk Valley, which contains ancient kurgans (burial […]

Embargo Lifted On Persian Rugs In Iran

Breaking News: Embargo on Persian Rugs Lifted

Embargo on Persian Rugs Lifted in Iran has Changed Everything The embargo on Persian rugs lifted in Iran has made it easier for collectors to buy and sell these beautiful rugs to individuals in other countries who appreciate and cherish their beautiful qualities. Previously, Persian carpets were caught in the middle of an ongoing international struggle […]