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What Is The Best Way To Clean My Rug

What Is The Best Way To Clean My Rug When cleaning Persian rugs, many questions come to mind for the user. Can they clean their handmade rugs themselves? What is the best way to clean my rug? Is it worth getting my rug cleaned? Does it need to be done professionally? What do you do […]

Choosing the Right Size Rug

Choosing the Right Size Rug A choice quality handwoven has the power to transform your room. In particular, a Persian rug is never out of style, whether adorning palatial homes or draped on pieces of furniture. A Persian rug or runner readily blends into contemporary spaces bringing the character to modern city living, while a grand large Persian […]

Hospitality Sector Trend for Persian Rugs

Persian Rugs have been an interior mainstay of the world’s grand historical hotels. Luxurious rugs in lobbies not only heralded quality but have been traditionally used to zone areas such as waiting areas from cocktail lounges. The upsurge of the recent trends for Persian rugs has flourished evermore with the pervasive use of hard flooring […]

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST RUG

Purchasing the perfect Persian antique or vintage rug demands time and attention. You have to choose a design that suits your style. Your choice doesn’t have to cost the moon. But it must match your vision and compliment the rest of your interior design scheme. It should ultimately help to put together your dream room. […]

Symbols & Motifs in Persian Carpets

Motifs and patterns in handmade rugs have complex histories, spanning centuries and straddling continents. Long before language development, Homo sapiens told their stories using symbols and pictures. Likewise, the motifs and symbols in handmade rugs have a story to tell. Here are some common motifs and what they symbolise:   Woman with hands on their […]

Sharafi & Co Makes Buying Rugs Affordable

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” (John Ruskin 1819 – 1900). When buying a quality antique or vintage handmade rug, it is useful to be familiar with the raw ingredients of the effort. After all, a handmade rug is considered the focal point of a fine design scheme. Buying […]

Jan 2022 Newsletter

PRODUCTION AND ANTIQUE GOODS Following years of Mid-century Modern and minimalism, high-end interior designers are leading the way to exciting new styles. At Sharafi & Co it is a necessity that we anticipate such trends; not only for our Persian rug production lines but also in the vintage and antique Persian rugs that we purchase. It […]

Top Tips to Buying Handmade Rugs

Top Tips to Buying Handmade Rugs Purchasing the perfect Persian antique or vintage rug demands time and attention. You have to choose a design that suits your style. Your choice doesn’t have to cost the moon. But it must match your vision, compliment the rest of your interior design scheme and help to put together […]

WHAT MAKES A RUG ANITQUE

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The Important Factors For An Antique Rug Theoretically, an antique rug is over a hundred years old. Yet, it would also have to have other key attributes to make it a valuable antique. The introduction of chemical dyes around the 1925s is an important milestone in rug production. Chemical dyes gradually crept into most areas […]

Why Are Persian Rugs So Expensive?

I see this question come up time and again; when in reality, the question should be ‘why are Persian rugs worth so much?’ After all, the record price paid for a 17th Century Persian carpet through Sotheby’s in New York stands at $33.8m (£26.2m). The prevalent art of weaving rugs can be traced back well […]

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