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ALRUG Blog

Rugs, Carpets and Kilims and everything about them!

  1. Top 9 Mistakes While Placing a Rug

    If you are a person with a “do-what-you-want-because-there-are-no-rules-for-rug-placement” conviction, let us face it, a shoddy rug placement will look like you are skipping a part of a story that you don’t want to tell! Here are some first-hand-experience tips to help you make an informed decision as to how exactly that ideal rug in your mind should be seated in...
  2. Coronation Carpet sold in Scotland

    On 25 June 2014, Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull sold a fragmented Safavid period Persian carpet with a unique story. The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet is a typical red-ground ‘in and out palmette’ design weaving of the 17th century, perhaps Isfahan carpet but with an untypical cartouche border,
  3. Carpet Cleaning Tips

    Carpets are a great addition to any home, it acts as a filter and traps dirt thus keeping the air clean, but when carpet isn’t cleaned and properly maintained, it can be a source of allergens that cause respiratory ailments like asthma. Keeping carpets clean is simple and easy but you need to follow through on these tips that I’ll...
  4. Flying Carpets in Vienna

    The Carpet Hall at the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna has just reopened to the public after an extensive and imaginative reinstallation that presents the museum’s permanent collection, including the world famous Habsburg Imperial holdings of classical carpets, in an entirely new light, perhaps shocking to some, but in which many of the most important pieces in...
  5. Pazyryk; world's first handmade carpet

    The Pazyryk rug is the oldest surviving example of a complete rug discovered so far. It was probably produced in the 5th century BC by the nomadic Scythian people and was discovered by the Russian archaeologist Sergei Rudenko in a Scythian burial mound in 1949. The story of the Pazyryk carpet begins with the Scythians who from the 9th century BC...

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