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Tapa Cloth and Textile Rugs & More

Tapa Cloth and Textile

Tapa Cloth and Textile. At Rugs and More we have a beautiful collection of Tapa Cloth and Textile.  These are very interesting because they are made from pounded bark and the making of these textiles is a dying art form.  Kapa making was nearly a loss of practice due to the globalization of islands.  Kapa production was mainly done by the Chief women of the villages and they did so in groups.  Kapa is bark-cloth, the primary textile used in Hawaii before missionaries arrived with their colorful, woven fabrics.  The Kapa is made from the inside bark of, primarily, wauke bush –  mulberry bush.  The women gathered together stripping, pounding and stamping the bark that would become cloth in which to wrap a baby, bless a marriage, or bind the bones of loved ones passed on, only good, positive, loving thoughts and comments were allowed during the process of the making of these wonderful cloths.

The pounding makes the cloth extra soft. The Hawaiian tradition also included soaking the bark for several days, practically until it fermented!  The initial beating of kapa utilizes a round wooden beater—called hohoa—over a stone anvil–kua. The second and subsequent beatings involve a square beater—called ie kuku–over a wooden anvil.

Once the pounding and drying is complete, the cloth will be dyed with noni found in Nualolo Kai. That will give it a buttery yellow color.  Hawaii’s kapa is known for its earthy colors of red, yellow, browns and blacks and geometric and asymmetrical patterns.  There are many motifs that the kapa makers use for each cloth: they each have a deeper meaning which weaves a story with hidden codes.

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Antique Hawaiian Kapa Rugs

Pounding kapa is pleasant, trance-like work but work that all but died out in Hawaii, relegating its only existence to an exhibit in a museum. In an interesting twist, however, it was the ancestors who resurrected the craft—or, at least, it was the need for kapa to bind the bones of ancestors that prevented kapa’s extinction as an art practiced today.

Kapa Making of Textiles
Kapa Making of Textiles

Come by Rugs and More and see our collection of Kapa Textiles and rugs.  These have add such a wonderful richness to any wall or floor.

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Classic Biltmore Collection of Hand-made Carpets

Classic Biltmore Collection of Hand-made Carpets

Classic Biltmore Collection of Hand-made Carpets at Rugs and More have had the privilege to decorate the Santa Barbara  Biltmore hotel!  We have created our luxurious Biltmore Collection that we lavishly decorated at the hotel.  The Biltmore Collection, from Rugs and More has to be one of our most popular collection of carpets that we carry because they epitomize the casual sophistication of the California lifestyle.  The collection was inspired by top interior designers, who over the decades custom designs and color palettes have been commissioned to fit the needs of the residents. And what better designs to fit the Spanish colonial style estates with their high ceilings, stone floors and that indoor outdoor living lifestyle.

The carpets from the Classic Biltmore Collection of Hand-made Carpets are 100% handmade with natural dyes and made in chemical-free manufacturing facilities.  The wool is a Ghazni wool that come from sheep who live in a high altitude and frigid climates – which promotes a fleece that is as dense and durable as it is high in lanolin.  Lanolin is a natural water, stain and moisture resistant oil which is a wonderful element to add to any rug because of these qualities.

Classic Zeigler Biltmore Collection
Classic Zeigler Oushak from our Biltmore Collection Size 8’10” x 12′ Item # 43768ZC35411
Classic Zeigler Sultanabad
Classic Zeigler Sultanabad from our Biltmore Collection
Size 9’ 2” x 11’ 10”
Item #43800 CN0012984

 

Classic Ziegler Carpet Usak
Classic Ziegler Carpet Usak from our Biltmore Collection
Size 8’9″ x 12′
Item # 35356CN9432

Come See the Classic Biltmore Collection of Hand-made Carpets. Rugs & More is the exclusive provider of authentic rugs for the finest establishments in the world.

Need an element of luxury to add to your home – then step into Rugs and More and see our

fabulous Biltmore Collection.

Visit us at

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Go Green and Go Home with a Hemp Rug!

Go Green and Go Home with a Hemp Rug! Santa Barbara, California Natural Rug. Organic Floor Covering. Chemical Free Rug Rugs And More

Go Green and Go Home with a Hemp Rug!

Check out Rugs and More’s beautiful hand-woven natural Hemp Area Rug Collections. Not only are they stylishly attractive, simple, durable, and work excellently both in and outdoors.  But these Hemp Rugs are also very good for our environment because they made from natural fibers and dyes. Hemp makes sense ecologically and aesthetically!

In fact, hemp fiber is stronger than cotton and they have a naturally course texture that will soften somewhat with time and actually become stronger as it wears. Hemp is also naturally resistant to rot and mildew. It’s strong. It’s beautiful, and it’s an excellent fiber choice for the new generation of “Green Conscious” minded people.

Here are a few fun facts about Hemp and our environment:

  • It grows without pesticides, chemicals and fertilizers
  • Every part of the hemp plant can be utilized for products
  • It grows 150 times faster then trees and makes four times as much fiber per acre
  • Consumption of hemp products conserves our oil and timber resources
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Hemp rugs designs and colors!

Our Hemp Rugs are versatile in terms of our fabulous color choices, patterns and sizes. They are also great if you are on a budget and want a quick fix to any room because they are affordable. Our all-natural area rugs make an ideal choice for any decor.

Hemp Carpets - all natural fibers!
Go Green and Go Home with a Hemp Rug! Santa Barbara, California Natural Rug. Organic Floor Covering. Chemical Free Rug Rugs And More

Rugs and More’s Hemp Area Rugs are made in India by a company that does not employ child-labor, and is proactively supportive of its workers. The production facility is routinely inspected by a neutral third party to ensure that workers are being treated respectfully, and do not toil under inhumane sweatshop conditions.

If you are looking for a quick fix to add a little spice to your room them please stop by Rugs and More – located at 410 Olive Street, SB 93101! 

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Sari Silk Modern Rug Collection Rugs & More

Sari Silk Modern Rug

Sari Silk Modern Rug

Sari Silk Modern Rug. Looking for something really colorful and unique to add an impression and refresh any room? Then check out these vibrant unusual Sari rugs that we have in a multitude of colors in our modern Silk Sari Collections at Rugs and More in Santa Barbara.

All of our Sari Silk Modern Rug are made from silk Saris that are hand-woven into one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. They are rich in saturated colors and can come in dramatic designs. These are fine hand-knotted rugs made from recycled Silk garments that have been unraveled into individual strands then carefully re-spun and delicately hand-knotted. Not only are there no two exactly alike but they are also very eco friendly because they are made from recycled fabric.

A little bit more about silk

Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons.[1] The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.

Rugs and More is pleased to present our Modern Silk Sari Collection of Rugs.  That we can make in any size or color  which give a luminous and iridescent quality to any room.

Silk Sari Rugs
Silk Sari Racks

 While you are here check out our hot new couch that we have made out of the same fabric – Saris from the Santa Barbara Sofa Collection

Visit us at 410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

We have a huge selection of fine Sari Silk Modern Rug

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Fine Mughal Agra Rug – Rugs & More

Fine Mughal Agra Rug

Fine Mughal Agra Rug at Rugs and More. We have wonderful collection of Mughal Agra rugs and carpets.   Agra, is an city in India which has been a major center of carpet production since the 16th and 17th Century.  Agra is located in northern India and is more recognized for the Taj Mahal, (and less known for its center for rug weaving).  It was during this period that was heavily influenced by Mughal art and Architecture which was a amalgamation of Indo-Islamic-Persian styles. In the 16th Century, Agra, was the cultural center of Indian art forms such as: stonework, jewelry, architecture, textile design and rug & carpet weaving.

Fine Mughal Agra Rug
Fine Mughal Agra Rug
Item # 43556AZ100
Size 8′ x 10′
Price POR
Mughal Agra Carpet Motif on boarder
Mughal Agra Carpet Motif on boarder

But during the golden age of Mughal India the making of rugs and carpets had virtually disappeared until it was revived under British rule in the 19th Century. Prisoners in the country’s jails – including those of Lahore, Yeraoda and Montgomery, as well as Agra – wove some of the most beautiful carpets.  Antique Indian Agra rugs and carpets remain highly collectible, blending into both traditional and contemporary settings.

Agra Rugs are difficult to classify because they vary in size, design, and composition. Although they often depict open fields with smaller medallions and guards and they can also be woven with all-over designs.  They are usually woven with wool, but can also be found with cotton. The older Mughal pieces are relatively rare. You can tell the difference between a Mughal Agra and an Agras from the 19th and 20th Century by their weight – newer Agras are heavier and their pile is longer.  Agra rugs were extremely well made durable rugs and are considered the best of Indian rugs in the post-Mughal period.

At Rugs and More located at the Santa Barbara Design Center at 410 Olive St., Santa Barbara 93101 – we have sublime collection of Mughal Agra Carpets for you to see, touch and feel.  All in mint condition!

 

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The Finest Ikat Silk Rugs

The Finest Ikat Silk Rugs

The Finest Ikat Silk Rugs

The Finest Ikat Silk Rugs are all over the place these days — as trendy as anything ancient can ever claim to be. The Ikat designs are very traditional textiles ranging from areas to the Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East and beyond. This type of pattern offers interiors a kind of dressed-up bohemian vibe. Giving a new meaning to Boho-Chic, it is the new “in” for interiors in a lot of circles because it marries a hip and ethnic vibe!

The word ‘ikat’ (pronounced ‘ee-KAHT’) comes from the Malaysian word ‘mengikat,’ or ‘to tie.’ Ikat is an ancient dyeing technique often applied to silk fabrics, creating a distinctive blurred geometry design.  This dyeing technique uses a resist dyeing process on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. When the dyeing is finished all the bindings are removed, the yarns are woven into cloth or in our case the rugs.

In other resist-dyeing techniques such as tie-dye and batik the resist is applied to the woven cloth, whereas in ikat the resist is applied to the yarns before they are woven into cloth. Because the surface design is created in the yarns rather than on the finished cloth, in ikat both fabric faces are patterned.

Finest Silk Ikat Carpet
the Finest Silk Ikat rug
Item # 43785MC135-5780
Size 9′ x11′.10″
Price PRO
Finest Silk Ikat Rugs
Finest Silk Ikat Rugs
Item # 43802MC
Size 8.’ 10″ x 12′
Price POR

At Rugs and More our collection of The Finest Ikat Silk Rugs are hand knotted using in most cases Silk. Please note these fine examples that we carrying. The carpets themselves are in most cases a work of art – that is why we have one on display hanging on a wall!

 

 

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Tabriz Rugs

Tabriz Silk Carpet

The height of Tabriz carpets popularity were produced during the Safavid dynasty by local artisans throughout the 16th Century. Classic Persian carpet weaving flourished throughout this period (from 1499 to 1722), this is why they called it the Golden Age. Many carpets were made from the  influence of Shah Abbas the Great (1587-1629) who left behind a true legacy.

Elaborate designs were drawn as Caricatures, which the artists implemented, into their weaving. Creating such motifs as medallions, combating animals, birds, vines, and palmettos – which are all depicted in some of these beautiful masterpieces. Each motif has esoteric meanings that combine ancient elements of the decorative art and traditional symbolism based on some legendary event, love-scene or mythological or religious plot…

Tabriz silk Medallion
Tabriz silk Medallion
Tabriz Silk Carpet border
Tabriz Silk Carpet border

Throughout this period the artists and artisans created wonderful manuscripts, embroidered silks, painted miniatures and fabricated metal work in the Safavid style. And it was during this very fertile and creative era that the weavers of Tabriz rugs attained new artistic heights by created extraordinary oriental rugs and carpets.

Rugs and More has quite a few beautiful examples of Tabriz rugs!  If you are looking for a jewel to be displayed in your home please come by today and we will show you the beautiful workmanship of Tabriz carpets.

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Contemporary Collection of Fresco Wool and Silk Rugs

Contemporary Collection of Fresco Wool and Silk Rugs - Visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center - California

Rugs and More have a wonderful Contemporary Collection of Fresco Wool and Silk Rugs.   Bold in color and modern in style, these fresco inspired designs appear as though painted by hand. Our Fresco Style Collection is finely crafted with wool and hand-spun, hand-carved silk, which brings a unique texture to these handsome carpets.

Our Fresco collection is inspired by modern abstract art, mostly working with texture and colored with natural dyes. Most compositions of these Fresco rugs are Reminiscent of the Abstract Impressionist Movement. Marc Rothko is best known as one of the central figures of the Abstract Expressionist movement in American art in the 1950s and ’60s.  Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, building on elements of abstract art and expressionism. The movement is closely associated with painting, and painters such as Arshile Gorky, Franz Kline, Clyfford Still, Hans Hofmann, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning and others.

Fresco Wool & Silk Rug
Fresco Wool & Silk Rug
12’3″ x 8’11”
Item 43460SA 103819
Price POR
Fresco Wool & Silk Carpet
Fresco Wool & Silk Carpet
12’2″ x 8’8″
Item # 43461SA 103967
Price POR

At Rugs & More our collections of Fresco rugs and carpets all have an element of  Abstract Expressionism.   These Fine hand-knotted wool and silk carpets are unique contemporary masterpieces  and  they bring a modern edge to any room.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs from our Contemporary Collection of Fresco Wool and Silk Rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Antique Turkish Oushak Rug – Rugs & More

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug

Antique Turkish Oushak Rug uses a unique family of motifs, and they are manufactured city of Uşak, Turkey – which is one of the larger towns in Western Anatolia. Usak, was a major center of rug production from the early days of the Ottoman Empire,(which dates back to the 15th Century), and continues into the early 20th century.

The late 19th century saw the renewal of Oriental rug production, at this time Oushak re-surfaced as a well-known center of weaving manufacturers. The new Oushak industry saw two major shifts in design: floral patterns, (greatly influenced by Persian designs), and room size carpets we all the rage. Oushaks are famed for the grand, monumental scale of designs. As you will see with this example below that, we have for sale at Rugs and More!

This collection of rugs is specifically designed to fit the Mediterranean style home. Patterns inspired by nature and color schemes that enhance the natural light of a room compliment Mediterranean interiors perfectly.

Ghazni wool

Most Antique Turkish Oushak rugs are made out of wool that is known as Ghazni wool. Ghazni wool is sheered from Sheep that live in high altitude, frigid climates. This environment promotes a fleece that is dense, durable, very straight, and high in lanolin. The lanolin content improves resistance to water, moisture, and stains. Ghazni wool is preferred in authentic oriental rug manufacture. This wool gives the rug a unique silky softness not found with other materials.Rugs & More is the exclusive provider of authentic rugs for the finest establishments in the world.

Turkish Oushak c.1880
Turkish Oushak c.1880
Item # 43694CN
Price POR

 

 

See our rugs at the Four Seasons Biltmore, San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito Valley Club and other locations around the world.

Come and see hundreds of fine Ziegler & Co Oushak rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center

 

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Antique and Rare Signed Haji Jalili Tabriz Carpet

Antique and Rare Signed Haji Jalili Tabriz Carpet - Visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center. This is a piece of history.

The city of Tarbiz, in the North West of Iran, experienced an artistic reclamation for rug making after three Persian rug weaver/designers Kurban Dai, Sheik Safi, and most notably, the celebrity Hadji Jallili—were responsible for the revival of a truly memorable Persian carpet production in the 19th Century. This Antique and Rare Signed Haji Jalili Tabriz Carpet.

Master Weaver Haji Jalili was the most notable and important creator of unique Court design carpets. He started to hand craft some masterpieces such as this signed fine example of antique Tabizhaj carpet that we have for sale at Rugs and More.

 

Antique and Rare Signed Haji Jalili Tabriz Carpet

Tabriz Haj Jalili Carpet
Tabriz Haj Jalili Carpet
Item # 4370JNC Size 17″6″ x 24′ 5″
Price Upon Request

These carpets are extremely difficult to procure because of their limited production and great demand, a small number of antique Hadji Jallili Tabriz carpets can still be found in area sizes, room sizes and very occasionally in majestic oversize. Making this gem very rare due to its size. You may also find an exact replica of this carpet on display at the Royal Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.

Haji Jalili, is known for his unique approach to rug-making with his distinctive choices of color pallets – lighter colors such as pink, greys and gold and design elements; cypress trees, weeping willows, deer, peacocks and gazelle. His other trademark was that he used subdued backgrounds of ivory, wheat, sand, terra cotta, pale rust and browns. And for some added contrast he would use midnight indigo. He also used a high knotted density on the rugs which gave the rugs a fine porcelain quality.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Finest Baluchi Tribal Rug

Finest Baluchi Tribal Rug

Finest Baluchi Tribal Rug

Finest Baluchi Tribal Rug are unlike any other style of rug. Their characteristic is eccentric, with bright colors and playful patterns. Each rug is hand-woven 100% wool using beautiful vegetable dye. Baluchi Rugs are all collectible examples of nomad art because historically the Baluchi tribes, (even to this day), live a nomadic way of life. Each woven piece was made to be utilized for saddlebags, animal trappings,  or grain bags – all woven to be used daily. Therefore these rugs were initially made to be used inside tribal tents, and were often needed to be mobile and moved from one place to another. And as a matter of practicality they were produced in smaller sizes, the most common of which are 3′ x 4′ or 4′ x 6′, and they are usually limited to less than 8 feet in length.

At Rugs and More we have this beauty and it is very rare due to the size!

Antique Rare Tribal Rug
That is a why this is a very rare example of a Baluchi Carpet Measuring 15’8” x12” 3” Item # N133 Price $ POR
Border panel Baluchi Carpet
Border panel Baluchi Carpet

 

Baluch rugs are woven in Baluchistan, which covered the South Eastern Province of Baluchistan in Iran, southwest of Afghanistan, and east of Pakistan, near the borders of the three countries. We can appreciate that these rugs are all the result of tribal adaptations or transformations of urban rug design. There are a number of patterns or motifs that are original Baluch creations – tree of life patterns, geometric all-over repeat designs, and diamond latch hook medallion patterns, to name a few.

Antique Baluch rugs are a unique phenomenon in the world of antique Oriental rugs. Rather than originating from one specific, easily identified region, Baluch rugs are actually expressive of an extraordinarily wide range of styles: more of an amalgamation of Turkish, Persian and Caucasian rug styles. This is largely due to the fact that the historical region where Baluch rugs have been produced, Baluchistan, is no longer an independent region. Today, this region exists on either side of the border between Iran and Pakistan. Which explains the hybrid of styles reflected in the antique rugs of Baluchistan.

 

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

 

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Amoghi Mashad Carpet

Amoghi Mashad Carpet

This Amoghi Mashad Carpet is the finest Amoghi  Mashad made in northeast Persia by master weaver Amu-Oghli for the royal Persian court.  It was commissioned for an aristocratic official for the Royal Court.  And it is a unique because of it’s ivory back ground and matching ivory border. Amoghi Mashad carpets

are always navy and burgundy so this one is not only antique but very rare and possibly one-of-a-kind and it is in remarkable original and mint condition.

This carpet was made in 1930.

The city of Mashhad  is one of the oldest centers of weaving for the production of famous Persian carpets mainly due to the fact that the city is also known for producing some of the best wool in Iran.  This carpet is also unique because it was weaved by the greatest Mashhad workshop of all time was that of Soltan Ibrahim Mirza. More recently Mashad workshops included Amoghli (Amu-oghli, Amoughli, Emoghli), he was among the famous master carpet weavers of the 19th Century. 

Amoghi Mashad C.1930
Amoghi Mashad C.1930
Item #35928
Size 9’9″ x 12’10”
Price $97,500.00

 

If you are interested in this work of art please feel free to come by Rugs and More.  We are located at the Santa Barbara Design Center 410 Olive Street, SB, CA 93101! 

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Unique Antique Bakhtairi Commissioned Carpet

Unique Antique Bakhtairi Commissioned Carpet - Rugs & More, Santa Barbara Design Center in Santa Barbara, California. Beautiful Antique rug.

Unique Antique Bakhtairi Commissioned Carpet

Persian rugs are one of the only practical pieces of fine art found in the world due to the fact that no other investment grows in beauty and value as they increases with age. A perfect example is this Bakhtiari Carpet that was commissioned in c. 1870 for his holly Ashraf head of the army. As you can see the top of the carpet is inscribed by Bakhtiaris. Beautifully crafted with amazing saturated colors, size and condition. This is a Beautiful Unique Antique Bakhtairi Commissioned Carpet.

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C. 1870 Rare Antique Bakhtairi Carpet Item # 43702 Size 16′.6″ x 24′.6″

Oversize and palace-size antique Bakhtiatri carpets that were woven on commission by the great Bakhtiari khans are among the most highly regarded of the antique Bakhtiari carpets. The carpet includes representational characters and beautiful motifs of the 16th, 17th, & 18th centuries. Over a million strands of wool were gracefully tied into a pattern of Persian figures with stylized motifs.

The History

The History of the rugs and carpets considered among the finest in the world began in 1810 in Northwest Persia’s Zagros mountain range, home to the Bakhtiari, who were famed for their weaving. These carpets are admired for both their technical skill and artistry of bold geometric, floral and figurative designs.

Handcrafted Bakhtiari carpets have some basic characteristics that mark them as examples of the highest quality. The carpet should be dense and tight to the touch, which gives the pattern a clear and crisp like a focused picture; not blurry. The carpet should have good body. Contrary to popular belief, thickness has no effect on durability. The thickness is determined by the climate in which the carpet was woven. Another tip, they should have a natural sheen that comes from the using the finest wool enhances the color tones, so that the older a rug gets, the better it will look. Making a Persian classic carpet can take a family a year or more to create a carpet. And also keep in mind that it has taken thousands of years for Persian carpet makers to develop the looms, dyes, designs and materials that go into making one of their masterpieces.

Authentic Persian carpets can be viewed as a reflection between man and nature. Each arabesque, medallion, cartouche, spandrel and rosette is specifically selected to achieve harmony and balance. The colors, symbols and borders express the history and hope of a people. To this day these various “styles” provide a woven language that tells a story of the centuries old culture of Persia.

Although this particular Bakhtiari is very rare, Rugs & More have a large inventory of high qualify Persian rugs, from every famed region. This includes outstanding examples from Kermanshah, Tabriz, Yazd, Malayer, and Senneeh, among others.

 

Come and see hundreds of fine Unique Antique Bakhtairi Commissioned Carpet rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Bakshaish Carpets and Rugs at Rugs & More

Bakshaish Carpets/Antique Bakhshayesh Heriz Rug

Bakshaish carpets are known to be highly eclectic therefore not very common because they are for very distinctive homes. Yet they can serve contemporary and traditional homes. Their designs are over scale emblematic or stylized floral patterns that offer striking graphic originality. Bakshaish Carpet is renowned for including the age-old Tree of Life motif and their use of certain dyes and use of camel hair. Another trademark for these carpets is Bakshaish blue palette that ranges from periwinkle to morning glory.

Antique Bakhshayesh Rug
Antique Bakhshayesh Rug
Bakhshayesh-Persian-Rug
Rare Antique Bakshaish

Bakshaish rugs are considered among the finest examples of larger rugs from the region of Northwest Iran. These rugs are considered traditional Persian classical carpets. In the late 19th century the designs produced in Bakshaish carpets were similar to those of the Arak weavers.

The Bakshaish carpets are the only examples that maintain the vibrant hand of the tribal weavers this is why they are so popular among avid collectors.

At Rugs and More we have a full array of these carpets to choose from. Come Visit us at

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

We have a huge collection of beautiful antique and modern rugs and carpets. We also custom make rugs to your specification.

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Mohtasham Kashan Carpets – Rugs & More

Mohtasham Kashan Carpets

Mohtasham Kashan Carpets

In Persia, Kashan was a center of silk production and, as the largest city in the northwest, a major stop on every trade route.  Kashan’s weaving produced some of the most desirable and best classical Persian rugs.   These rugs date back to the 16th and 17th Centuries and this era was considered the “Golden Age of Persian Weaving.” Many of the archetypal Persian designs for rugs began during this period. The most notable motif was the “Royal Garden” of Kashan, which was Shah Abbas from the Safavid Dynasty. This dynasty was considered one of the most significant ruling dynasties in Persia. The Safavid shahs ruled over the so-called gunpowder empires – they ruled from 1501 – 1736 and were the economic stronghold between the East and West.

Kashan Antique Silk Persian rug
Kashan Antique Silk Persian rug
Kashan Antique Silk Persian rug
Kashan Antique Silk Persian rug
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Kashan Antique Silk Persian rug

The majority of vintage Kashan rugs available today usually came from the second half of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th Century. The most rare group of Kashan rugs is the “Mohtasham Kashan” which was woven in the late 19th Century. These elite class of rugs used a quality lambs wool called Merino wool – that gave a luminous quality of the surface of the rugs. Ustadan Zufikhar Ed Din Mohtashem “the Master Weaver” of that period produced these rugs. The rugs have a particular style, color and wool; they were also noted for using purple and red silk bindings for selvedges.

Mohtasham Kashan Carpet
Mohtasham Kashan Carpet

At Rugs and More we carry the largest collection of Mohtasham Kashan Carpets as well as a handful of  other wonderful pieces of artwork.

Visit us at

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

We have a huge collection beautiful rugs. We also custom make rugs to your specificaion.

 

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Rugs ~ Any Style, Shape, Color or Plushness

Rugs ~ Any Style, Shape, Color or Plushness

Rugs ~ Any Style, Shape, Color or Plushness

Rugs and More carries all the above and we have numerous models for each category or even in multiple categories! Here’s the skinny (or 411) on a few rugs that we would like to enlighten you about. Rugs ~ Any Style, Shape, Color or Plushness. Knowledge is a power when shopping for new rugs for your home or office  and we hope that you find this informative.

Plush rugs are the lavish & cozy rugs that your feet just sink into. But watch-out because they can beckon you to lie down by a roaring fire and get lost into their cushy luxuriousness. Here are a few that you might want to consider to slip under your bare feet:

  • Natural Sheepskin Rugs will make you want to wrap yourself up in the plush comfort of these exotic skins
  • Flokati Rugs considered the pile height, the density, easy cleaning and color choices available – these are among our favorites
  • Vintage Moroccan Trellis Shaggy Rugs in longhair wool is the new designer rage!  These rugs can be dressed up or down and you can find them in formal living rooms to cozy bedrooms
    Cashmere Rugs
    Cashmere Rugs

    Natural Rugs
    Natural Rugs

The construction of the carpet is what creates the soft velvet-like texture. The process is called tufting where the looped ends of the carpet’s fibers are evenly sheared off and twisted in the same direction to make the carpet perfectly flat. This process gives plush carpet its lavish, rich look.

Another well-known sumptuous technique is the cut-pile carpet; these rugs can be made from wool, nylon, silk, or bamboo. Some of the finest plush rugs are made from New Zealand wool, which is softer and more durable than other wool and has natural stain resistance due to the richness and density of the wool from that region which also makes it naturally water resistant. For example:

  • Silky Oushak’s colors shimmer in their silky wool.  These carpets have a natural luxurious elegance!  They are hand knotted and more loosely woven with a shorter pile New Zealand wool – which gives then that luminous texture
    Oushak Rugs and more
    The Finest selection of Oushak

    Oushak Anatolian Rugs
    Oushak Anatolian Rugs

Sometimes the rugs have a cut pile and loop combination, high low cut pattern, or carved construction giving them textural interest. They can be ribbed like corduroy, sculpted like artwork, or sheered to an allover level height – We consider a rug like a piece of artwork each having their own palette of colors and textured like paint brush strokes and the wools like the mediums you choose for your paints (oil, water or acrylics…).

Come by to see Rugs ~ Any Style, Shape, Color or Plushness

So many choices, textures, colors and patterns to choose from at Rugs and More – the world of carpets are here at your doorsteps! Step in today to see all the fabulous collections!

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Finest Caucasian Rugs – Rugs & More

Finest Caucasian Rugs

Finest Caucasian Rugs

These wonderfully luscious Finest Caucasian Rugs are from an area that is now known as Armenia and Georgia. At the time that most of these carpets were made it was a mountainous region called Caucasus. There is so much history from these regions. Until the 19th Century these provinces were a part of the Persian Empire until it was surrendered to Imperial Russia. The population was originally Christian Russian and Ukrainian serfs who were known to be vicious warriors.

Virtually all-older Caucasian carpets are made with the symmetrical Turkish knot and tend to be bright and colorful with primitive geometric shapes. These carpets were produced exclusively from natural materials until 1860. The colors included deep greens, vibrant yellows, and deep rose tones being the most precious and it is rare to find them in large sizes.

Caucasus Rugs
Caucasian Rugs
Caucasian Rugs
Caucasian Rugs
Caucasian Rugs
Caucasian Rugs

The Kazak Rugs are the most famous types of Oriental carpets. These usually included one or more geometric medallions. The Kazak district carpets were used weft threads and the colors included red, brown, blue or white – typically the reds were from this region and their pile is relatively thick compared to other types of Caucasus rugs.

Caucasian-Kazak-Rug
Caucasian-Kazak-Rug

 

Rugs and More have the largest collection of Caucasus Rugs please come by and see, touch and feel our carpets.

 

Come and see hundreds of fine Caucasian rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center

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Antique Farahan Carpets

Antique Farahan Carpets

Antique Farahan Carpets

These Antique Farahan Carpets are Persian carpets come from a city in Western Iran and these are hands down the finest rugs from the 19th Century. In the 1920 and 1930’s Farahan Sarouk was a well-known rug designer. He developed his own style that is noted for the rugs center medallion motives and his all over floral patterns. These patterns have an endless-repeat with motives such as the herati or boteh design. Herati, being the most popular motives, has many variations and the boteh motives are usually woven inside hexagon-shape panels.   Sarouk-Farahans rugs, the medallions are large hexagon, diamond, or oval shapes with large ornaments.

Antique Farahan Persian Rug
Antique Farahan Persian Rug
Antique Farahan Persian Rug
Antique Farahan Persian Rug
farahan medallion motif
Farahan medallion motif

Technically these are well made carpets and as a rule the dyes were very good. Farahan rugs often used a very attractive copper green called celadon after the Chinese pottery. The color would turn brittle over time and wear away leaving a sculpted look that makes them aesthetically pleasing.

These carpets made their debut in 1873 at the Vienna Exhibition and from there captured the interest of Westerners for Oriental carpets. At Rugs and More we have an extensive collection of quite hard-to-find 19 century Rugs.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center

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On the Trend and Global Chic Fine Silk Ikat Rugs!

Ikat Rugs

On the Trend and Global Chic Fine Silk Ikat Rugs!

At Rugs and More we have a fabulous selection of Silk Ikat Rugs. These rugs have a wonderful global style from Indian, Asia to North African. These rugs have a common theme and that is their Vibrant colors and a diverse range of motifs and other elements. They are woven from reclaimed silk Saris.

Ikat rugs santa barbara
Ikat Rugs great collection. Made from silk Saris!

This recent upsurge is due most certainly to the world-wide-web, (internet) which makes these more accessible. We carry a large selection for you to peruse at Rugs & More.

The blending of traditional Asian and Indian designs with their wonderful colors and motifs can give a classical look to contemporary homes.   The trend is to incorporate one piece into the home rather than attempting to pull off an entire room dedicated to an Oriental theme… This can give your home well-traveled feel while not over stimulating the space. With these styles less is more…

It is best to use the Ikat rugs with more natural inspirations that evoke the beauty in woods grains, natural fibers and organic finishes.   Gives an authentic feel because you tone the rug down while still making a statement.

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Mixing natural elements with an Ikat rug!

Mixing patterns and colors in the same tones is a wonderful way to get a more exotic style and achieve that Bohemian look. Especially when using bright geometric patterns and colors like purple and oranges.

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Suzani tapestry throw

Suzani can be used as a more eclectic and ethnic throw over a sofa or over-sized chair with a Ikat Rug. This will give any space a definite Asian feel or you can also add some animal energy into the mix by adding an elephant pillow or carving! Or a Moroccan hanging lamp – I love the way these play with light in any room magically very oriental.

On the Trend and Global Chic Fine Silk Ikat Rugs!

For a global Style come to Santa Barbara Design Center we carry a full range of Ikat rugs, Suzanis, Moroccan lanterns and fun animal pillows and statues!

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Multiple Ways Area Rugs Can Make Any Space Work

Multiple Ways Area Rugs Can Make Any Space Work

Multiple Ways Area Rugs Can Make Any Space Work

An area rug that is well-placed can make any space  and  do wonders to the room. It instantly adds warmth and coziness across the floor and can help define a space by making the room feel more intimate, or larger than it is. Whether your area rug is in your bedroom, living room, or dining room,  it can add a warmth to any space.  Here are Multiple Ways Area Rugs Can Make Any Space Work.

Modern Tibetan Rug
Modern Tibetan Rug

The dining room is usually the room where you would find the most traditional furniture and monochromatic color scheme, can be instantly warmed up with this antique-looking rug.  Antique rugs can give an earthy feel next to a traditional setting.  If you an antique or vintage rug is not in your budget then you can replicate this look by purchasing a pre-faded new rug.

Antique Dragon Tabriz Rug
Antique Dragon Tabriz Rug
Tabriz Rug
Tabriz Rug

Some area rugs aren’t meant to be hidden under furniture. You can add to any room by making the rug be a  focal point for the room. Place furniture just off of the perimeter  of the rug to make it stand out or you may also consider a glass-topped coffee table for a clear view of the rug.

Antique Peking Rug
Antique Peking Rug

For bedrooms we recommend a rug that lends a tranquil ambiance with subtle patterns and relaxing colors to be you in the mood for mellowing down your evening.  Bedrooms Rugs should be made a lot warmer and cozier with a plush area rug.

Fine Modern Rug
Fine Modern Rug

The great room is  often subdivided into separate kitchen, dining and living spaces. An area rug can help to unify an area within a larger space by being big enough you carry the space.  The rug should also highlight the architectural details of the room and  to not ignore the beautiful window treatments.  And rugs shouldn’t be more than 6″ from the wall.

 

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

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7 Tips to buying Antique or Vintage Carpets

7 Tips to buying Antique or Vintage Carpets - Visit us at Rugs & More, in order to learn more about buying Antique or Vintage Carpets.

Investment pieces for your home are not just about adding a wonderful painting, buying a rug is just as great of an Asset #1 because they hold their Value and #2 because they are exquisite additions to any room ranging from their gorgeous palettes of color to their deeply textured weaves or both! 7 Tips to buying Antique or Vintage Carpets

But when it comes to buying a rug – whether a gorgeous Turkish kilim or a flawless Ziegler—the investment may not seem worth it. After all, a carpet does get walked on and accidents can happen. But an antique rug is a great investment, if you know what to look for! And luckily at Rugs and More, we have some pointers on what to watch out for when shopping for an antique rug:

Antique Mohajeran Sarouk Rug
Antique Mohajeran Sarouk Rug
Antique Bakhtiari Persian
Antique Bakhtiari Persian

7 Tips to buying Antique or Vintage Carpets

  1. Look out for Frayed Edges on the carpet – these can unravel quickly. This is the area that is the most costly to repair, making frayed rugs not worth the investment.
  2. Check out the back of the rug – it must look almost identical to the front. If it does not then it is machine made. That’s the easiest way to tell that it has been handmade
  3. Feel for rough spots and Liston while you touch – If the rug once had a very soaked-in stain and has been dried without the proper technique, it will feel like cardboard and you will hear it crack and that means the fibers may be on their way out or even rotted, and the quality of the rug is not worth the investment.
  4. Make sure the rug has not been painted. To verify that the rug’s dyes are not fake take a damp cloth and gently rubbing it along the rug’s surface. If any dye is transferred to the cloth, it’s best to move on.
  5. Check the rug for signs of faux-aging – which is a technique of Acid Washing, which will leave the rug looking beige or a washed out tone – true antique rugs will uphold their colors despite its age and for hundreds of years!
  6. Choose natural dyed rugs vs. chemical dyes – the later are harsh and often flat. The Natural dyed rugs are made from skins of pomegranates, walnuts, certain leaves,  berries and even onions! These rugs will always have luster which gives more depth to their color.
  7. Some wear and tear is okay – but it’s best to know what you’re dealing with, for example animal stains are not acceptable nor any fraying – just not worth your money. Dirt, on the other hand, is fairly easy to remove and should generally not be a deterrent.

 Knowledge is important when shopping for Antique rugs! Now go to Rugs & More, with confidence to get the most for your money and make a worthy purchase that will last for generations to come

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

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Antique Persian Heriz Carpets

Antique Persian Heriz Carpets

Antique Persian Heriz Carpets

Antique Persian Heriz Carpets are known for their distinctive large-scale motifs and wide selection of palettes of warm colors, plus they are probably the most popular of the Persian village carpets. Keeping them in constant and increasing demand for the past decade. The finer older carpets have become so scarce that their value has risen significantly.

The origin of the classic “diamond on a square” medallion Heriz dates back to the nineteenth century. It is believed that the conception of these carpets were due to the Enterprising local merchants of Tabriz (one of the tribal villages that began the Heriz weaving traditions), wanted room-size Persian carpets and showed the locals scraps of fabrics of the motifs they wanted weaved and asked them to weave larger carpets. The result, the Heriz carpet, is a marvelously effective hybrid, a rustic, charming village carpet with a richness and grandeur equal to the Persian court carpets.

The richness of the antique Heriz carpets are found in their design and color. The signature of a Heriz is the large medallion that is filled with oak leaves and foliage. Older antique Heriz rugs tend to be more spacious in design, while the Heriz rugs woven in the last 60 years tend to be more densely designed.

Rare Antique Dragon Serapi Heriz

Also the Antique rug makers were skilled masters of vegetable dyeing. While the Heriz rugs of the last 20-40 years are often chemically dyed, with the best using a mixture of natural and chemical, older antique Heriz carpets tend to have been made with pure vegetable dyes. And the antique carpet as they aged attain a wonderful patina with age.

Interior designers love Heriz carpets because of their versatility, size and richness of color. Their geometry complements modern furnishings and their warm colors and enhance antiques of all kinds. Herize Persian rugs make an excellent investment carpet because of their creative uniqueness and everlasting appeal.

Rugs and More have a wide selection of antique Heriz rugs now available for sale!

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Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets

Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets

Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets

Antique Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets have become one of the most sought-after rugs amongst the Persian weavings and most are from the 19th century and turn of the 20th century. They appeal keenly to interior designers and collectors because they are outstanding examples of casual, and surprisingly contemporary designs. Highly decorative aesthetically and very desired that is why they are so difficult to find – but lucky for you Rugs & More carries a very large collection of Sultanabad carpets for you to peruse!

The Sultanabad antique carpet styles are very unique with their variations of all-over patterns, such as the Herati (repeated diamond and curling leaf), the Mina Khani (repeated circular flower-head) and Harshang (highly stylized dragon and blossom), often seen in pastels and earth tones. And you can also find a small number of Oriental Sultanabad rugs use wonderfully detailed interpretations of the beloved Mustafvai (stylized “Garden of Paradise”) motif.

An even more exclusive class in the antique Sultanabad rug style are Nineteenth-century Ivory Sultanabad carpets, which are found mostly in the 9ft x 12ft to 10ft 6in x 14ft sizes and with a palette based on their undyed sheep’s wool which are concentrated in hues of ivory, cream and beige and often with lattice works of flower-heads and vines.

“In the late 1870s, a new style of Sultanabad antique rug was developed as a result of venture capital money invested by Ziegler & Co. of Manchester, England, which subsidized one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces particularly for export to England and France. This resulted in the noted “Ziegler Sultanabad” Persian carpet style. Distinguished by a significantly finer weave and thinner fabric, and stylish, allover patterns in delicate color, Ziegler Sultanabad rugs met with great success in Europe, immediately recognized by the more decoratively inclined Western markets. Although based on classical Persian carpet patterns, Zieglers offer delightfully inspired English translations, often to impressive over scale proportions.” Stated Jan David Winitz, a renowned carpet collector and connoisseur.

Because of their rarity the best 19th-century and turn-of-the-20th-century Sultanabad Persian rugs will continue to grow as investments for many decades to come. Like a fine piece of artwork their value will only gain as time goes by.

Check out our wonderful collection of Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets exclusively at Rugs and More located at the Santa Barbara Design Center 410 Olive Street, SB, 93101

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Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets

Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets

19th century Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets is widely sought after for their tribal design aesthetic and their versatility for being both Tradition and Contemporary. The finest antiques Oriental Bakhshayesh are often geometric, with folkloric characters found predominantly in small Persian tribal rugs. Rugs & More, carry a large antique Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets collection includes outstanding 19th century rugs in sizes from 7ft x 10ft to 15ft x 24ft.

Bakhshayesh Persian RugWorld class camel hair Bakhshayesh woven with field of fantastic creatures.

Size  13’7″ x 11’3″   Price $ 125,000

These carpets serve as centerpieces for very distinctive homes, hotels and Museums. (we have our own collection for the San Ysidro Ranch and Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotels). Bakhshayesh rug weavers produced a wide verity of graphic geometric medallion carpets, along with their traditional repetitive Herati pattern, which are renowned for carpets featuring the age-old Tree of Life motif.

Bakshaish Oriental rugs are celebrated for certain dyes and the occasional use of camel hair that they used in creating the carpets. The “Bakshaish blue” palette, ranging from morning glory to periwinkle – often in the same carpet — is a trademark of this antique carpet style. The most rare are the best Oriental and Persian carpets that use un-dyed camelhair weaved into the carpet.

Drop by and see our wonderful Collections of Bakhshayesh Carpets at Rugs & More located at the Santa Barbara Design Center.

Come and see hundreds of fine Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call at (805) 962-2166

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Navajo Rug Collection

Navajo Rug Collection

Navajo Rug Collection

Rugs and More have the one of the finest Navajo Rug Collection and blankets which are among the most exquisite weaving in the world. The Navajo rugs are universally recognized symbol of Mexico. Worn over the shoulder by aristocrats, used as a blanket by cowboys, covering walls or beds in homes, or spread out on the ground at markets to display wares, the Navajo is an integral part of Mexican history and identity. And like American quilts – Navajo rugs are exquisite works of art, each piece the result of months of work by talented weaving families.

Navajo, the characteristic zig zag diamond began to appear in Navajo weaving, derived directly from Mexico and brought north through the Spanish settlements in Chimayo and the New Mexico area dating back to 1880’s. The Navajos were so gorgeous that famed artists and travelers from other countries would admire their glorious colors and designs.

Navajo rugs and more
Our Collection of Navajo Rugs!

Then came the revolution of 1910, when the mansions of Mexico City and the lavish haciendas were ransacked and destroyed. It was dangerous to be in the upper class, and symbols of wealth went underground. Weavers, when they were not out fighting or hiding, were probably weaving functional pieces for everyday use.

After the revolution, as Mexico began to stabilize in 1920, there was a surge of pride in Mexican popular arts. In 1925, a major exhibition of Mexican folk art in Los Angeles introduced tens of thousands of Americans to Mexico’s unusual variety of popular arts. Along with the sombrero and the Navajo Rugs which became a national symbol of Mexico, appearing on travel posters, and always draped over the shoulders of the mariachis.

Today Navajos are used in the home for decoration purposes- as bedspreads, wall hangings and/or rugs. Now, seventy to ninety years later, we are carrying some Navajos, in mint condition, at the Santa Barbara Design Center. Weaving as a craft is disappearing from Mexico. In most towns, families stopped weaving fifty years ago. This makes the Navajo we have left even more precious items.

Navajos – Mexican blankets are as rich in their history as they are in color. The word “serapes” refers to the traditional striped weave that makes up the Mexican blanket design of today, and this versatile textile has been around for hundreds of years.

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Two Grey Hill Phase Two Chief Blanket

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Two Grey Hill Phase Two Chief Blanket

These Two Grey Hill Phase Two Chief Blanket blankets were valued for their beauty and an important Indian would wear a blanket proudly as a ceremonial wrap at special occasions. There are four phases of these blankets. The first phase began around 1800 and has simple groups of broad bands or stripes. The second phase, always have 12 rectangles and grouped in twos small rectangles appearing across the three widest bands, developed by 1850. In the third phase, introduced in the 1860s, triangles and diamonds appear on top of the background bands. A fourth phase with even more prominent foreground elements evolved after the 1870s. As these design elements were added, they grew larger, becoming more centerpieces of the blankets than embellishments. During the Fourth phase, Navajo weavers also added elements inside the diamonds, including, zigzags, crosses, thin lines, stacked elements, and triangles.

The use of “chief” by scholars and collectors to describe this blanket style indicates the high quality of these blankets and associates them with the North American Plains Indians who avidly acquired them through trade. the Blanket above,  is a popular contemporary style is the Two Gray Hills Phase Two Navajo chief blanket (45 1/2″ x 40″). It shows the natural wool colors typical of this regional style, and in one corner can be seen an “escape line” or “spirit trail,” a light gray yarn that runs from the design through the dark border. Weavers say they sometimes are so caught up in their work that their spirit may be trapped within it. The escape line is a symbolic way to leave the textile once it has been completed.

spirit escape line chief Navajo blanke Spirit line just below the corner.

 

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Armenian Kaza – Circa 1880

Armenian Kaza - Circa 1880

Armenian Kaza – Circa 1880

According to renowned rug Scholar Ulrich Schurmann the earliest known existing rug, known as the Pazyryk, circa 500 B.C., was in all probability woven by ancestors of the Armenians, the Urartuans (the people of Ararat).Armenians are the earliest known weavers of oriental rugs. Ulrich Schurmann, a reknowned expert on oriental rugs, believes that the Pazyryk rug, the world’s oldest known rug (5th cent. B.C.), can be attributed to the late Urartians, or early Armenians, based on the rug’s structure, design, and motifs.

 Hand woven in southern Caucasus by communities of women, Kazak rugs have long been associated with status and luxury. Marco Polo and Herodotus are among the many observers and historians who recognized the beauty of Armenian rugs. They noted the rugs’ vivid red color which was derived from a dye made from an insect called “ordan” (Arabic “kirmiz”), found in the Mount Ararat valley. The Armenian city of Artashat was famous for its “ordan” dye and was referred to as “the city of the color red” by the Arab historian Yaqut.

This rug is in “Mint condition”  – wool on wool and natural dyes.

Armenian Kazak  4’5” x 8’6”

Contrasting colors of ivory, reds, and blue, with patterned medallions in centerpiece and a dragon border gives this rug a classic, iconic look.

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Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan Rugs are a perfect example of how to bring a multicultural style to your home because they give color, vibrance and warmth to any room.  You can add a Moroccan rug to any style  –  works amazingly with other vintage accents and furnishings, making a great contemporary living room.  A contemporary living room can be uplifted and shine from it’s rug and wall art.

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And size does matter when you are trying to make a statement! When thinking about a good an acceptable size for your rugs, you can go big. Having a rug that almost covers the floor is a great contemporary interior design statement.

The most popular Moroccan rugs are the designs  from the Beni Ourain tribes, there are 17 Berber tribes from the Atlas Mountains.  Their rugs have distinctive designs, which range from ordered geometric shapes and expressive patterns. They almost always are in a neutral palette (usually they have an ivory background with brown or black geometric lines), and they have a shaggy pile. These rugs were never intended to be decorative objects, the rugs were originally woven for practical purposes: It is cold in the mountains, so they were used for blankets, shawls and bed covers.

Moroccan rugs wall decor

Traditional Beni Ourain tribal designs were woven from memory, not patterns, so they have an appealing “quirkiness.” and it’s their quirkiness that makes these rugs appealing to interior designers. It’s the idiosyncratic patterns that gives more traditional rooms a much-needed shot of modernity.

Come by and see, feel and touch our collection of Moroccan Rugs!

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center

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Persian Afshar Circa 1880

Persian Afshar Circa 1880

Persian Afshar Circa 1880

Very Fine and Beautiful Quality Persian Afshar Circa 1880 weave by the nomadic Afshar tribe of Southwest Iran. Natural saturated red from madder is the paint of the background with direction changing changing Bottehs with henna flower inserts diagonally abstract the centerpiece. Beautiful rainbow and Guz motives ( against the evil eye ) add a classic touch to the eight sided star main border. there are a striped kelim elim at each end and original selvedge on both sides. prime expression of tribal woven art in great condition.

Persian afshar antique rug 4’5” x 5’9”

Price available upon request

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Moghan Runner Circa 1825

Moghan Runner Circa 1825

Moghan Runner Circa 1825

Unusual motifs of bird heads stepped diamond medallions in blue, yellow, red, brown, green, and ivory fill the centerpiece of this Early Moghan from Northwestern Iran. it has highly saturated and a wide range of desirable colors. Dreamy soft wool and supple handle expected from rugs this age. Beautiful serrated leaf and wine glass border on a crisp white back drop. Excellent patina and Good condition for its age. This is a Moghan Runner Circa 1825 that is very pleasing to the eye.

Moghan runner antique 2’11” x 8’8”

Price available upon request

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Rare Soumakh Antique Bag

Rare Soumakh Antique Bag

This Rare Soumakh Antique Bag is a woven masterpiece. This construction technique produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable. Unlike Kilims, Soumak rugs are not reversible because non-clipped yarns are left on the back. However, they are also stronger than kilims. It’s finely handspun in the Kuba region of the Caucasus mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas.  In characteristic hues of the region, are bold geometric gels and ketebes that lie in two columns with red background. Opposite side reveals thick stripes of navy and faded red.

Rare Soumakh Bag  1’7” x 1’9”

Price upon request.

Visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center to see this beautiful work of art, or give us a call at (805) 962-2166.

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Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880

Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880

Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880

This Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880 flat weave ( woven by an older weaver, because of the unusual and classic elements )with three crisp medallion centerpiece with designs of four Armenian crosses in each and the endless knot in the outer and the classic Gul and the middle of medallions, surrounded by eight squares bird heads and rams horns with a Yin and Yang center in saturated hues of navy, rust, and ivory, bordered by precise geometric interlocking large dragons and smaller S looking dragons in the ivory minor borders. there is a highly unusual Anatolia outer border with the goddess of Anatolia Design all around this magnificent art.

Caucasian Soumakh antique rugs 4’4 x 5’5

Price available upon Request

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Afshar Rugs

Afshar Rugs

Afshar rugs, also called Kerman-Afshar rugs, are handmade by semi-nomadic Afshars in the region of Kerman in south-eastern Iran.  These highly stylized Persian Rugs are a unique example of nomadic and village techniques combined into a single scheme.  Common coloration include crimson, saffron, gold, ivory, and burnt sienna.

Antique Afshar rugs, prized for high quality materials, craftsmanship, and unique aesthetic, make stunning floor pieces and excellent wall hangings.  The best 19th century Afshar rugs are in extremely limited supply and are widely sought after by mature collectors of antique Oriental and Persian carpets.

Decorating with Antique Rugs  is like using artworks that have a timeless quality which is always “in style.”  They are infinitely versatile and work with any room to integrate the architecture, furnishings and other artworks of the space. Creating decor that expresses a balance and harmony in their own right, they have the ability of carrying that quality into  the settings in which they’re placed.

At Rugs & More we have a beautiful collection of Afshar rugs for you to choose from and we have the largest collection of rugs on the Central Coast.  Let us help you decorate and adorn your space with a piece of artwork from our collections.

Visit us today at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center, or give us a call at (805) 962-2166

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Kilims are Flatwoven Rugs

Kilims are Flatwoven Rugs

The word kilim is of Turkish origin and refers to a pile-less textile. Kilims are Flatwoven Rugs the weaving process is one of several flat-weaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey, North Africa, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China. Though kilim rugs are known as Oriental Rugs the practice of kilims are a class of their own.
kilim weaving technique
Kilim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps as you can see above, which create what is known as a flat-weave. Weavers pack the weft tightly to completely cover the warp and often favor diagonal patterns so as to avoid weakening the structure of the rug with vertical slits. This is also why kilims are so closely associated with geometrical designs even though there are are kilims with floral designs as well.

Rugs and More have the largest selection of rugs on the Central Coast.  We have over thousands of rugs to choose from – stop in today and see our selection of premium rugs and more located at the Santa Barbara Design Center.

Come and see hundreds of fine Kilim rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center

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Handmade Patchwork Rugs

Handmade Patchwork Rugs

Our “Handmade Patchwork Rugs”  began as a vision to salvage handcrafted, vintage Turkish carpets by weaving these rugs square by square to capture a unique patchwork design that shows off the power of your choice of color and collage of your textures and patterns. We only use the finest yarn dye for vibrant and long lasting color.  Each rug is custom size, color and texture making them uniquely one-of-a-kind.

We weave these rugs square by square to achieve the unique patchwork design. Its random shearing makes each rug unique.

We only use the finest yarn dye for vibrant & long lasting color. They are produced from authentic antique Turkish rugs.

Patchwork Rug
Patchwork Rugs and Carpets

Visit us today and see the vibrant colors and patterns that can grace your floor.

Come and see hundreds of fine Handmade Patchwork rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

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San Ysidro Ranch Usak Rug Collection

San Ysidro Ranch Usak Rug Collection

San Ysidro Ranch Usak Rug Collection

This San Ysidro Ranch Usak Rug Collection is perfectly at home in California. The rugs from this collection have been used extensively in high end homes, institutions, hotels and country clubs throughout California, because they have been created to match Spanish colonial and Tuscan architecture of the coastal region and specifically Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. This Ziegler & Co Oushak collection at its best has been used in the San Ysidro Ranch Resort. In coastal, temperate regions the moderate climate allows for interior design that blurs the lines between home interiors and the outdoors. This collection of rugs is specifically designed to fit the Mediterranean style home. Patterns inspired by nature and color schemes that enhance the natural light of a room compliment Mediterranean interiors perfectly.

Ghazni wool is sheered from Sheep that live in high altitude, frigid climates. This environment promotes a fleece that is dense, durable, very straight, and high in lanolin. the lanolin content improves resistance to water, moisture and stains. Ghazni wool is preferred in authentic oriental rug manufacture. This wool gives the rug a unique silky softness not found with other materials.

Over the decades custom designs and color pallets have been commissioned to fit the needs of our design partners. The San Ysidro Ranch Collection has evolved from the desires and requests of the top interior designers in the world.

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The San Ysidro Collection was inspired by the San Ysidro Ranch, which was voted the #1 hotel in America by Forbes magazine!  The hotel is located in Santa Barbara nestled at the foothills of our local mountains in Montecito!

Rugs & More is the exclusive provider of authentic rugs for the finest establishments in the world.

See our rugs at the Four Seasons Biltmore, San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito Valley Club and many other locations around the world.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs from the Ziegler & Co San Ysidro Ranch Usak Rug Collection at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or for more information give us a call at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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PAKISTAN RUGS

PAKISTAN RUGS

PAKISTAN RUGS

Pakistan rugs are one of the most popular rug that we carry at Rugs & More. These rugs are mainly hand made in many regions of Pakistan. The different type of rugs from this region are: Bijar, Bukhara, Farahan, Mughal, Sultanabad and Usak.

These are also referred to as Chobis Rugs, and they usually have large geometric floral patterns. The word “chobi” is from the Farsi word “chob” which means wood, which refers to the source of its  natural dyes.

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These rugs are primarily hand spun by a drop spindle and all are hand-knotted. Their natural dyes are made from a combination of roots, tree bark, nutshells, fruit skins, vegetable skins and dried flowers –there are all hand gathered. Therefore making Chobis the most labor-intensive of all of our tribal carpets.

Chobis are renowned for their rich luster and natural coloring. Their colors range from soft tans and browns to rich coppers, maroons, and sage greens. The natural dyeing techniques have been refined over the years to ensure a natural dye that is resolute, fade-proof and long lasting!

There are over 100 – Senna knots per square inch! And the rugs are hand spun with 4 -7 natural colored dyes. A 9’ x 12’ rugs could be completed in a year – most of the labor that goes into these rugs are from hand spinning the wool and hand-gathering the Chobi!

We would be glad to have you visit us to look at all of our Pakistan rugs.

 Come by today and see all the wonderful workmanship that goes into producing these lovely rugs! Or click here to view our collection of Rugs on line!

Call us at (805) 962-2166 or visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center to see our huge selection of beautiful Pakistan rugs!

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Scandinavian Rugs

Scandinavian Rugs

Scandinavian Rugs – the most well known rugs from Scandinavia is their Rya and Rollakan rugs, (the word “Rya” actually means Rug in Swedish). These are named after a town in southwest Sweden, and Rya Swedish rugs date back to the 16th century. These rugs were initially made from solid colors – Black, Grey, White and Yellow. And later they introduced geometric shapes and floral designs. The rugs were used mainly by nobility as bedding and a display of social standing, and Rya Swedish rugs were often displayed as tapestries and exhibited as family heirlooms.

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Scandinevian Rugs So Bright and Colorful!

Vintage Rya Rugs are shaggy, more colorful, and are a development unique to Scandinavia. However, their traditional construction and fine materials set them apart as do the exceptional qualities of the rya sheep and their longer haired wool.

Rollakan rugs are distinctive Scandinavian folk weaving that are flat woven tapestry rugs. The shift towards mid-century modern decors has done wonders for the prices of Scandinavian rugs and they are finally being recognized for the great work of art that they truly are. Scandinavian Rugs can be found in both flat weaves as well as piled carpets.

Scandinavian rugs are great works of art and are appreciated by many designers, collectors and consumers from all over the world. There is a surge in value as well as the massive increase demand for these rugs and it seems to be here to stay – at least for the foreseeable future. So now is the best time to shop for these breathtaking mid-century modern works of textile art.

Stop in today at Rugs & More located in the Santa Barbara Design Center to see, touch and feel some examples or these works of art.

Visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 

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RUG CARE AND CLEANING

RUG CARE AND CLEANING - Visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center, for more information about Rug care and cleaning,

RUG CARE AND CLEANING

Proper RUG CARE AND CLEANING of your rug will ensure that the distinctive charm and beauty that it adds to your home or office will last for many years. At Rugs & More located in the Santa Barbara Design Center we offer a white glove service to pick up, clean and deliver your rugs! We specialize in the proper cleaning and maintenance methods for hand made antique rugs, Oriental rugs, and Persian rugs.

Hand woven rugs are not suited for many types of cleaning, even methods often recommended by “professional” rug cleaners. We have witnessed processes involving industrial grade carpet cleaning equipment, using carpet steam cleaners and harsh chemicals. These methods are a recipe for disaster if applied to a hand woven rug. We have seen the unfortunate results produced by these methods, and the damage they can cause. Weave damage, color fading and bleaching, and rips/tears that require repair costing several times that of the cleaning it’s self.

Antique and hand woven rugs require special cleaning methods involving submersion and careful brushing, followed by an air drying process. Rugs & More uses a process that has been tried and tested for hundreds of years.  Please, don’t subject your beautiful rug to the roulette game provided by our competitors. We will care for your rug as if it were our own.

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Rugs & More is also proud to offer the highest quality repair and restoration services for antique and hand woven rugs on the west coast. We regularly achieve miraculous repair results on everything from priceless antiques to all-purpose floor coverings. If you have a treasured rug in need of some TLC, do not hesitate to use our services, we guarantee you will be pleased with the results.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

 

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Flat Handwoven Berber Rug

Flat Handwoven Berber Rug

Flat Handwoven Berber Rug

Rugs & More is pleased to announce the latest arrival of the Flat Handwoven Berber Rug. These Rugs are precious hand woven vintage Area Rugs made from the very finest wool and natural colored dyes. Berber rugs are amongst some of the most prestigious of their kind and, as such, some are incredibly rare. The Berber design is hand knotted from soft mohair and wool. Our authentic Berber tribal rugs are both highly collectible and desirable by interior designers. Please stop by our showroom to see the different tribal designs that we showcase!

Rugs & More provides the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new, oriental, and antique rugs. For over three generations, we have been the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and home decor. We offer a Lifetime Full Exchange Policy on all of the carpets we place, along with full appraisals, and Long-term Care Instructions.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Sinkiang

(sin-kai-ang; shin-jiang). Province of China. The new varieties of Sinkiang rugs are brightly colored with geometric designs, and are also known as Samarkands alter the town used as trading post. Old Samarkands are similar to antique Chinese pieces.

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Milas

(MEE-las). Town in Turkey. Turkish prayer rug, usually wool, ground color typically terra-cotta mihrab often decorated with flowering tree of life, yellow frequently used as background for main border. Also Milis, Melas.

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Soumak

(soo-mack). Plant used to obtain mauve-blue color; also, a type of flat-woven rug, differing from kelim weaving in that the back is left unfinished so that loose ends of threads are clearly seen. Also sumac, sumack, sumakh.

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Bakhtiari Rugs

Bakhtiari rugs (also Bachtiari or Bakthiyar) are woven by the Bakhtiari nomads in south-western Iran.  Patterns are usually floral or garden inspired.  Generally coloration include shades of white, reds, browns, greens, and yellows.

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    Sale! $48,000.00 $24,000.00

    9’2×11’4

    Bakshaish rugs are also admired for their lustrous wool and rich, transparent color, again in the tradition of the best tribal pieces.

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  • Very Rare and Unusual Antique Bakhtiari Rug. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Very Rare and Unusual Antique Bakhtiari Rug

    Antique Persian Bakhtiari rugs are among the more intriguing and distinct styles of antique Persian rugs, boasting a fascinating historical heritage and expressing a unique aesthetic ideal. This beautiful Very Rare and Unusual Antique Bakhtiari Rug is an exemplary Baktiari.

    4’4″ x 6′

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  • Small Bakhetiari Kelim Saddle Bag some metal threading throughout. Visit us Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Small Bakhetiari Kelim Saddle Bag

    Small Bakhetiari Kelim Saddle Bag with some metal threading throughout. Kelim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave. Made for horses, donkeys and camels from Asia Minor, Central Asia, North Africa, the Caucasian Mountains and the Western Hemisphere.

    Size: 1’11” x 4’1″

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