Here is my personal recommendation of Oriental Rug books. In writing this I naturally flicked through the books chosen, stopped, admired the rugs shown and then needed to read more. A lovely time. Putting together a book on Oriental rugs is a labour of love and by its nature is a niche market. If you […]
Here are some misconceptions I have come across in Oriental rugs. Old rugs are more expensive than new Over the years I have had a number of clients who wanted to buy an Oriental rug and they had assumed that they could not afford an old/antique one. In fact they saved some money by going […]
Following an interview with ghost-writer Steve Watkins, here is an article shown in the local glossy magazine, Village, the place we live. To view it as a pdf click on the image.
Many people will roll up a rug and put it in the attic because the rugs is perhaps the wrong size or style for their current home, or they hope to pass it to a member of their family. Rugs in the attic are at risk of moth infestation as the female moth loves dark, […]
Clothes moths over the last few years have been on the increase. Using moth traps and deterrants do help but do not eradicate them. Of the killing methods such as sprays sometimes it can be difficult to assess which ones really do the trick of actually killing the moths at all stages of their lifecycle. […]
Sale prices for Oriental rugs, kilims and accessories can now be viewed on my website. Please note that purchases of Sale goods can be made in person on the Saturday 25th Jan and thereafter by phone, email or appointment. Looking forward to hearing from you shortly.
Sale at Premises Sat 25th Jan 10:00 – 17:00 Substantial sale reductions on a large percentage of Oriental rugs, flatweaves and kilim cushions. Sale prices will appear online close to 25th Jan. Looking forward to seeing you. Sale Online ends Sat 8th Feb If you wish to view any items during the sale period but […]
The new handmade natural dyed kilim cushions is now on-line. As usual every cushion is a one-off. For those of you who are London based you can always give me a call to arrange an appointment and see them in person.
I have obtained some new stock of kilim cushions and now need to photograph them all and put on them on the website. They will be available on-line in the next few days. If you would like be informed when you can view them on-line do send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. For those of […]
I consider colours created from natural dyes to be more harmonious than synthetic dyes because of their subtle variation. Some buyers prize natural dyed colours. Natural dyes, as opposed to synthetic dyes, refer to dyes created mainly from plant material but some from scale insects.Here are some of the sources of natural dyes used for […]
Take care as not all rugs and carpets should be folded for transport as instructed below. Some old rugs/carpets may have got damp in the past resulting in the foundation becoming brittle and could break when folded. Others may have a stiff construction such that it best to fold it with the pile on the […]
In the case of a spill on your Oriental rug use an absorbent material such as teatowel to mop up the liquid. Do not add water as this can spread the stain and could if you are unlucky lead to some dye run. If the stain remains give me a call to ask for a […]
There are two emails that I send out:
- An occasional offer which can vary from discounts on cleaning to special offers such as a free cushion if you spend a certain amount on a rug purchase. It also includes advance notice of my annual sale.
- Quarterly – and to be honest this does vary – I send out a summary of news since the previous email.