Saturday, June 22, 2013

About Gabbeh Rugs. New Video of Available Rugs.

I just did a brief video today with many of the Gabbeh rugs available at my shop.
Video of Gabbeh rugs. 

From my definitions page:
Gabbeh definition. 

Here is the movie "Gabbeh" on You Tube!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

What Makes an Oriental Rug Valuable? by Penny Krieger, owner of Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.

I was reviewing a few of my former posts on this blog and decided to offer the links here for easy access.  Obviously some posts have been more popular than others so I am saving you the trouble of sifting thru all, if you are so inclined.  Additionally, there are a number of Oriental rug articles on my site for those that are seeking some basic information.  This is the articles page.  Warning:  This art form can be addicting!  

Here you go:  What Makes an Oriental Rug Valuable?

Another often read post is about the 2010 Persian Rug Embargo which is still in effect.  The good news on that subject is a couple very smart wholesalers, one in particular that I adore, had the forsight of risking much to bring into the US as many Persian rugs as possibly, prior to the embargo going into effect.  These have been offered to me and a few other retailers on a step by step basis for the last couple of years.  I consider myself forturnate as I still have a number of superlative and special Persian rugs from Southern Iran and the Bijar area as I type.  I belive we are in June of 2013!  Here are the links.

About the Rug Embargo:

Here are a couple more articles from my blog.
How to Wash Your Oriental Rug.

Buying Rugs in Afghanistan  

Apparently these have been the most popular but if I missed a couple, I will throw them up here soon.
Hope you find someting of value.

Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.
Oriental Rug Galleries!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Beautiful 8 x 11 Navy Persian Tribal Rug in Living Color!

Although the Persian rug embargo has been ongoing for almost two years I recently aquired this lovely jewel of a rug for my gallery.  I did a brief video of it for my You Tube channel and I am posting it here as I believe it is special and merrits attention.  The design is based on antique Mughul carpets.  The rug was woven in Iran in a village workshop.  Dyes are plant based and the wool is hand spun.  The body of the rug is almost Bijar-like and for a tribal piece, finely woven.  Here's the video which shows a bit more detail.

My gallery is in Sebastopol, CA, one hour north of San Franciso but we do ship rugs all over the US.  Questions are always welcome.  Contact info is on my site.  Thanks for stopping in!  Penny