Hand-knotted antique rugs are not just ordinary floor coverings; they are pieces of history that deserve to be preserved and admired. When it comes to restoring an antique rug, the process requires expertise, precision, and a thorough understanding of the rug's origin and craftsmanship. Recently, the Maryland State House entrusted us with the restoration of the antique rug that adorns the floor in the Governor's office.
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In my previous post, I shared a photo journal about my recent visit to Lahore, Pakistan, where I had the opportunity to spend some time learning more than I already knew about their rug weaving industry and how it has evolved over centuries. Rug weaving is a practical artform that has existed since at least the 3rd century BC. A simple concept of taking sheered wool, turning that wool into yarn, dying that yarn, and then interweaving a warp and weft to finally create an area rug.
We look forward to sharing with you a new selection of hand-knotted, 100% wool area rugs, hand-picked in Pakistan. The rugs will arrive in a few weeks, for now, enjoy this photo-journey of the wonders of hand-knotted Oriental rugs in Pakistan.
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