Closing Down Sale 2017

Having been running my business in Oriental rugs and carpets for 17 years I will close it down in November and move on to a new venture. I would like to thank you for all your great support and custom over the years. During this time I have seen and sold some gorgeous rugs, had […]

Winter Rug Sale 2017

Rug Sale at Premises Sat 28th Jan 10:00 – 17:00 In this Sale, so that I can have a good clearout of stock, I will reduce prices by up to 40% off on many Oriental rugs, flatweaves and kilim cushions. As my markup is modest the prices are outstanding value. Looking forward to seeing you. […]

Winter Rug Sale

Rug Sale at Premises (No appointment needed) Sat 23rd Jan 10:00 – 17:00 Up to 30% reductions on Oriental rugs, kilims and cushions. Sale prices now available on-line. Looking forward to seeing you. Sale Online from Sat 23rd Jan to Sat 6th Feb If you wish to view any items during the sale period but […]

New stock of Turkish Kilim Cushions

I have recently introduced a new range of kilim cushions, all of which are made in Turkey. The selection covers traditional geometric and the more unusual floral designs.  There are also patchwork kilims either made with wool or cotton fabric weft.  No two are quite the same. For those of you who would like to […]

Universal designs in Oriental rugs

Knowing more about some of the universal designs and where they are likely to be made can help identify a rug. For instance, if the rug has an all over design of botehs one can say that it is more likely Persian, possibly Indian. If it has a red background with small repeat botehs it […]

Water damaged oriental rug

What to do with a water damaged Oriental rug When an oriental rug gets water damaged it is often smelly, heavy because of the water and no longer sits flat from the floor. Fortunately it can stay wet for a few days without any lasting damage. The first thing is to get it dry even […]

Oriental rug books

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 […]

Oriental rugs – misconceptions

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 […]

Article – Queen of Carpets

Following an interview with ghost-writer Steve Watkins, here is an article shown in the local glossy magazine, Village, the place we live.  The article gives provides insights into my business in Oriental rugs and carpets. To view it as a pdf click on the image.

Rugs stored

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 stored in such places as  in the attic or cellar are at risk of moth […]

Freezing the clothes moth

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. […]

Natural dyes

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 […]

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