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DESIGNER RUGS (hand-knotted from the Orient)
DESIGNER RUGS (hand-knotted from the Orient)

We combine modern, timeless designs with the highest quality and most traditional way of making carpets, namely by hand knotting in the Orient. This not only gives you a breathtaking carpet, but also a unique piece of ancient craftsmanship. But how are our designer carpets made? We have summarized the most important steps for you... »

Carpet Trends 2018: It gets exciting!
Carpet Trends 2018: It gets exciting!

Don't be shy this year. Do not be afraid of clear statements. What may sound like a calendar slogan at first, will apply to all carpet trends in 2018. Almost everything is permitted and that is a good thing. The carpet is deliberately meant to say something about you. What is your character and what suits you? »

Oriental Carpets and Underfloor Heating
Oriental Carpets and Underfloor Heating

Modern houses and apartments are more and more often equipped with the comfort of underfloor heating. The warmth circulates from bottom to top through the room and not only keeps your feet nice and warm on cold days. But can you lay any carpet over underfloor heating without any concerns? There are indeed a few points to consider before choosing the proper carpet. In our blog post we discuss the most important points so that you get a well-founded insight. »

Increasingly rare Persian carpets
Increasingly rare Persian carpets

Fewer and fewer Iranians are opting for a job in one of the oldest trades in the country. Carpet knotting requires a high degree of patience and a great deal of experience. In addition, the filigree work on the looms is not uncommon. An Iranian proverb says "May your hands never hurt". Fewer and fewer new recruits in the field of knotting also means rising wages in this trade, because the smaller the supply, the higher the price. And this is having an effect on the historical market of Persian rugs. Prices have doubled in the last decade... »

Hamburg
Hamburg's Speicherstadt: The traditional hub of the European carpet trade

Hamburg has not only recently become widely known for its imposing Elbphilharmonie. Especially the trade with all kinds of goods makes the Hanseatic city one of Europe's most important hubs. The large port speaks volumes of a long history of the mercantile activity of Hamburg merchants. »

Cleaning oriental carpets on your own
Cleaning oriental carpets on your own

If something got soiled at home, usually it can be cleaned by oneself. However, valuable carpets can get damaged when attempting to clean them. If you keep to some important points, you can clean your carpet at home unscrupulously. In the following we give some valuable advice on how to clean your own Persian or oriental carpet. In more severe cases, you should however have the carpet cleaned by professionals. »

Oriental carpets and rugs are coming back for modern interiors
Oriental carpets and rugs are coming back for modern interiors

A new trend is coming and it involves the Orient. Handknotted oriental carpets are finding their way into scandinavian and bohemian interior concepts. The vivid carpets give bright rooms a great colour accent and present themselves as eye catchers. Their broad spectrum of forms, patterns and colours are an absolute highlight for almost every room. »

Authentic oriental carpets: A piece of hard work
Authentic oriental carpets: A piece of hard work

Nowadays, most carpets are industrially produced. In contrast to these machine-made carpets, Persian carpets knotted by hand reach an extremely high knot density, which increases the lifetime and decreases the sensitivity to dirt. The historic craft of knotting carpets is a craft of calmness, serenity, precision and attention to detail. Of course, hand crafting comes with a higher price - for some carpets their production takes more than a year of hard work. In addition to that, rising wages and material costs lead to higher prices of the products. That is exactly why a real oriental carpet is an investment with gain in value over time. »