About Rugs

What is an Oriental Rug?

Posted on July 26th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

What is an Oriental rug? How are they made? What is their history? And what Oriental rugs are available today? In this short article are the answers to all of these questions.   A quick definition   Word origin…“Orient” means “the East”, and Oriental means Eastern. So, when we speak of Oriental rugs, what we […]

Are Persian rugs a thing of the past?

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

  Sales of Persian rugs in Iran are down 90% from a decade ago.   Recently, there was an article published in the NY Times that talked about the sorry state of the Persian rug industry in Iran. From the article and our personal contacts in Iran, we know that the bazaar markets in Iran are […]

Designing Your Living Room with a Rug

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by Peggy

Designing Your Living Room with a Rug        The enchanting Agra fabulously grounds the lovely living room, enhancing the quality of life within the space.  The quiet and soothing color palette creates a calming atmosphere, while the furnishings maintain a high level of sophistication. The Rug…Player vs. Spectator        The room-sized […]

Afghan Qasqai Hails Springs!

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

Happy Spring! “The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself.  Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center.  The birds were singing. It was spring.” Burl Ives    

Don’t just like your dining room, love it!

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

Whether your taste is traditional or modern, Kebabian’s has the best handmade rugs for your dining room   The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table

3 Things to Watch for when you Buy an Area Rug

Posted on March 26th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

If you’re planning to buy a quality area rug, make sure you do your research! Below are 3 tactics rug dealers sometimes use to make quick sales.   Incorrect use of terminology Hand-knotted, hand-tufted, hand-loomed – These are not the same, not even close. The fact that they all share the word “hand” doesn’t count for […]

Window Watch – Unaffected Gabbeh & Handsome Heriz

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

 WINDOW LEFT        The  UNAFFECTED Fine Persian Gabbeh hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 8.4 x 11.7.  It was hand-knotted in southwest Iran by Kashkuli women, using handspun vegetally dyed wool from their own sheep.  The word “Gabbeh” comes from the Persian language meaning raw, natural and uncut.  Gabbehs are noted for their simplicity, a […]

A Hairball Vantage

Posted on March 19th, 2016 by Joshua Kebabian

Our clients often ask the question, “Will my rug be OK if I have cats or dogs?” We always respond with an emphatic, “Yes!” because we know our product. Everything we carry not only looks stunning, but is built to last. Our rugs are meant to be walked on, and they can take it! Come […]