Friday, June 22, 2018

Video of Persian Bijars and Southern Persian Tribal rugs in the Tree of Life Design.

New Persian Bijar woven with hand-spun wool and plant-based dyes in an early 19th Century design.
This Bijar has been sold. 9/9/18

In light of the upcoming reinstated Persian rug embargo (Aug. 5, 2018) I have been acquiring a number of newly woven Persian rugs for my gallery. Yesterday, I put together a 5-minute video featuring a number of the pieces I thought were noteworthy. This video features a few gorgeous Persian Bijars and a couple smaller dazzling tribal rugs in the Tree of Life design. 
As of today, all of these pieces are available. 

If you've been driving on the 101 Freeway here in Sonoma County recently, you may have seen my new digital billboard ad, just before you enter Santa Rosa. This is a first for me so we will see how it works out! Kind of exciting seeing my business name up in lights:)

Here is a link to my site for those that may be interested.

Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.  

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Are We Headed for Another Persian Rug Embargo?

                                 Close-up of a Persian Bijar rug, Garrus design.

The last Persian rug embargo began in 2010 and was lifted in early 2016.

According to the below article, these sanctions will be reinstated on August 6, 2018.

Here is the article from the Department of the Treasury detailing the specifics. We are currently in a "wind-down" period. which, as mentioned above will terminate on August 6, 2018.

US Department of the Treasury, Iran Sanctions

From Their FAQs page:

1. GENERAL QUESTIONS 1.1. Effective May 8, 2018, what sanctions snap back into place? 

Here is the relevant passage: 

i. The importation into the United States of Iranian-origin carpets and foodstuffs and certain related financial transactions pursuant to general licenses under the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (ITSR);

So, the answer is yes, we do have a new Persian rug embargo specifically commencing on August 6, 2018.  Luckily, I currently have a wonderful selection of Persian rugs, available at my gallery with a number of choice pieces arriving within the next few days.

Here are a few of my unique and beautiful Persian rugs with many more on my website. Today is June 10, 2018. My new pieces (tribal rugs from Iran) will be arriving on the 12th. If you are reading this after that date my new rugs will have arrived!

To see more beautiful rugs, including any new arrivals,
follow this link!   Paradise Oriental Rugs Gallery! 

(her name is Penny:)

Paradise Oriental Rugs, Inc.
137 No. Main St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

                                2'10 x 6' Persian runner, Tree of Life design.

Small Persian Bijar in jewel tones!

                                Perisan Bijar rug, Garrus design, approximately 7 x 10

6 x 8 Khamsehbaf rug. Tree of Life with Cypress and Willow!

This Bijar rug, approximately  8 x 11

And there are more. Come see us soon!