Sunday, May 5, 2019

ORIENTAL RUG SALE on now! Come Find a Beautiful Rug for Your Home or Office!

Very special sales event on NOW. Currently offering 20% off all rugs. We have a fabulous selection of area rugs, runners, large rugs, and everything in between including Oriental Rug trappings (ie: saddlebags and other antique collectibles) and a few very special antique Persian rugs.

Do take a look at our gallery pages, if you're looking for something special.

Hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New Oriental Rug Videos from Paradise Oriental Rugs!

Here are few of my most recent videos, including the one I made today on Kilims!

All of these have been shot in the last few months so many of the pieces you will see are still available.

Please subscribe to my youtube channel if you enjoy and comment as you see fit.

Always here if you have any question! Shop number: 707-823-3355

Interesting Kilims, Persian, Turkish and Afghan!

A Few Amazing Bijar Rugs! 

New Video on Gabbeh Rugs Available at my Gallery!

Afghan and Persian Rugs, only at Paradise Oriental Rugs!

Hope you enjoy!  

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Antique Persian Rugs Recently Acquired for my Gallery!

Moving into 2019, I have recently crossed " over 20 years in business" and 13 years at my gallery here in Sebastopol, CA. Always learning and still very much in love with the Oriental Rug Universe.

It took a long time for me to embrace antique rugs as a concept. I would see other dealers selling worn out, challenged pieces, when first starting out or look through old auction catalogs, indicating sales prices with estimates in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and just shake my head. Now, finally, I am beginning to see what are the attributes and irreplaceable qualities on an antique Oriental rug of merit.

The design, color choices, layout, and general composition of a handwoven rug is a communication. Starting with the selection of hand-spun high-quality wool, the dyes used, the dyer's skill to create unique and beautiful colors, the drawing of the rug, any intentionally placed anomalies (intentional mistakes) and the overall composition; there is a communication that occurs when one beholds a woven work of art.

After observing so many enthusiastic and sometimes wild responses (client diving onto a rug to losing their power of speech, both of which, have occurred) in response to rugs I have shown over the years, I not only believe this, I know it.

Here are a few of my recent antique acquisitions, all of which are currently available at my gallery.

This first piece is a 3'4" x 4'6" Antique Persian Hamadon. Circa 1900. Senna, Bijar design. Beautifully saturated vegetable dyes with deep, clear colors and lots of spark! Excellent condition with no wear to the pile. The field design is the classic Herati design.

This next rug is an antique Shekarlu Qashqai rug! 2nd Half, 19th Century. Size is: 6'2" x 7'8"  Shekarlu Qashqai rugs are characterized by their white borders and fields filled with stylized depictions of animals, flowers, trees and more. A beautifully put together antique Persian Carpet, this piece has "heart". It is currently displayed on a wall at my gallery!

This last piece is an antique Persian Kurdish rug; Sanjabi Kurd. 19th Century. 4'4" x 7'4" This Persian carpet has lustrous wool, full pile, no condition issues, and extremely compelling in person. Investment quality antique rug. Amazing condition for the age, woven with all vegetable dyes in beautiful colors!

Here is a recent video that includes two of these rugs, which you might enjoy.
Thanks for checking in!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Beautiful Persian Rugs and Oriental Rugs Currently Available at my Gallery.

Just a quick note to let you know I currently have a fantastic collection of rugs available for sale at my gallery. My runner selection has never been better. All sizes, with many different design choices and colors. Here are a few interesting pieces!

2'7' x 17'10" Afghan Tree-of-Life runner. Arrived yesterday.

These two runners are 10ft, or close.

This beautiful Persian runner is just under 13 ft. New runner in an antique design.

Here is a beautiful 6 x 9 Persian Gabbeh. This piece was woven with all undyed wool! It is genuinely stunning in person. 

Here is another Gabbeh in a much smaller size.

In addition to these pieces,  I have wonderful selection of large rugs including 10 x 14's, 9 x 12's, 8 x 10', 6 x 8's, 5 x 7's.

Here are a few of my favorites!
                                         9 x 12 Afghan Carpet, Bijar Design.

                                         9 x 12 Sultanabad, woven in Afghanistan.

7 x 10 Persian Bijar, Garrus design. 

8 x 10 Persian Bijar
10 x 13 Heriz rug. Afghanistan. 

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UnderCoverRugLover, aka Penny:)