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Cochineal: The Red that Colored the World

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 colors and one of the most universally used colors. Warm and attractive, it has the power […]

Nazmiyal Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim 48336

Swedish Scandinavian Folk Art Traditions and Common Motifs

History of Scandinavian and Swedish Folk Art Traditions Swedish 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 rich and colorful folk art traditions because the region was somewhat isolated […]

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

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

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 the eyes. The landmark exhibition being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York […]

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20 Top Decorating Tips from the Best Contemporary Interior Designers

Today’s Hottest Contemporary Interior Designers Share their Top Decorating Tips Top Decorating Tips by Contemporary Interior Designers — 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 designers follow, read on: Below are twenty tips from […]

Women Weavers Selling their Carpets in Morocco | Nazmiyal

Ladies Behind the Loom: Women Weavers

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 women weavers have been lost to history, their contributions to the art of Oriental rug […]

Antique Bakshaish Persian Carpet from the Estate of Dustin Hoffman 47610

Wednesday Wishlist: Bakshaish Carpet Formerly Owned by Dustin Hoffman

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 select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. To see how […]

Art Deco Carpet by Josef Hoffmann 48433 at Nazmiyal

Wednesday Wishlist: Art Deco Carpet by Austrian Designer Josef Hoffmann

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 antique or vintage rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history. Nazmiyal is pleased […]

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

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

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 display at the “Life, Death and Transformation” Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, which highlights pieces made by […]