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  • Antique Suzani Kerman Patte rugs and more oriental carpet 31789-

    Antique Suzani Kerman Patte

    Antique Suzani Kerman Patte rugs have been prized and widely sought after, and are widely considered to be among the finest, most masterfully-crafted

    Size: 3 x 3’7

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  • Mughal Pashmina Rug fragment rugs and more oriental carpet 31793-

    Mughal Pashmina Rug Fragment

    Mughal Pashmina Rug Fragment is hand made of natural wool.Featuring many designs making it stand out from all the rest.

    size: 1’7 x 5’4

    #31793
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  • Mughal Pashmina Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 31794-

    Mughal Pashmina Rug

    Mughal Pashmina Rug Fragment is hand made of natural wool.Featuring many designs making it stand out from all the rest.

    size: 1’6 x 1’4

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  • Antique Kashmiri Shawl rugs and more oriental carpet 31790-

    Antique Kashmiri Shawl

    Antique Kashmiri Shawl –  Pashmina shawls are of the highest quality made from the pashmina goat from Kashmir, India. Its fleece has been used for thousands of years to make the highest quality of shawls called pashminas.

    size: 6’2 x 6’2

    #31790
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  • Finest Silk Tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet 31792-

    Finest Silk Tabriz

    Finest Silk Tabriz is one of a kind piece that you wont see very much. featuring amazing design and detail with a silk and wool foundation.

    size: 1 x 1’6

    #31792
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  • Finest Silk Tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet 31791-

    Finest Silk Tabriz

    Finest Silk Tabriz is one of a kind piece that you wont see very much. featuring amazing design and detail with a silk and wool foundation.

    size: 2 x 1’6

    #31791
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  • Antique Turkoman Hat rugs and more oriental carpet 31781-

    Antique Turkoman Hat

    Antique Turkoman Hat featuring cotton and silk. With vibrant natural dyes of red, yellow, blues.

    Size: .8 x .8 x 6h

    #31781
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  • Central American Band rugs and more oriental carpet 31780-

    Central American Band

    Central American Band featuring amazing little designs of animals and people. As well as vibrant colors of green and red.

    size: 3 x 8’7

    #31780
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  • Antique Tanka w/ Kemono Border rugs and more oriental carpet 31778-

    Antique Tanka w/ Kemono Boarder

    Antique Tanka w/ Kemono Border. Beautiful and unique for its design. Hand painted to perfection featuring the Shiva God and Buddhas. Along with Dragon boarder

    size: 2’4 x 3

    #31778
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  • Antique French Bench Cover rugs and more oriental carpet 31779-

    Antique French Bench Cover

    Antique French Bench Cover is unique for its amazing flower design. Featuring a beautiful Center piece.

    Size: 1’11 x 6’2

    #31779
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  • Antique Turkoman Hat rugs and more oriental carpet 31782-

    Antique Turkoman Hat

    Antique Turkoman Hat featuring cotton and silk. With vibrant natural dyes of red, yellow, blues and oranges. Size: .6 x .6 x 4h

    #31782
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  • Panel Of Early Nagsh rugs and more oriental carpet 31768-

    Panel Of Early Nagsh

    Panel Of Early Nagsh Embroidery was probably meant for a pair of woman’s trousers. Featuring silk thread embroidery. The embroidery consists of diagonal bands in the Nagsh tradition.

    size: 1’6 x 1’6

    #31768
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  • 100 Knots Tibetan Yellow and White Rug. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    100 Knots Tibetan Yellow and White Rug

    Sale! $15,760.00 $7,880.00

    A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center and Rugs and More.

    8’1″ x 9’9″

    #30395
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  • 29071 Bamboo Silk rugs and more oriental carpet

    29071 Bamboo Silk

    Sale! $30,802.00 $15,401.00

    9’2 x 12

    Fine Bamboo Silk hand made of natural wool and silk.

    #29071
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  • 29325 Silk Ikat

    Sale! $3,989.00 $1,850.00

    2’10 x 5’9

    The Ikat Rug Collection of richly colored tie-dye rugs is a globally-inspired display of centuries-old coloring techniques used by Silk Road weavers.

    #29325
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  • Modern Tibetan rug santa barbara design center rugs and more oriental carpet

    29327 Modern Tibetan

    Sale! $3,986.00 $1,890.00

    4 x 6′

    Modern Tibetan rug made of natural wool in the town of Tibet

    #29327
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  • 29330

    Sale! $2,698.00 $1,342.00

    4 x 6

    Modern Tibetan hand made of natural wool in Tibet. repeated diamond pattern

    #29330
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  • Afghan Berber Wool Hand made rug

    Afghan Berber Wool Hand made rug

    Sale! $6,804.00 $3,402.00

    5’6×8’1

    The Moroccan Afghan Berber rugs are, nevertheless, distinctive in their coloration and in the more block-like geometry of their composition.

    #57483
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  • Akstafa Prayer rug rugs and more oriental carpet 31556-

    Akstafa Prayer rug

    Sale! $9,800.00 $4,900.00

    Akstafa Prayer rug are a type of Caucasian rug. They are woven with the Turkish knot and although they are similar to Shirvan rugs they are easily recognized

    Size: 3'2 x 4'6

    #31556
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  • American Native Navajo

    $495.00
    #27841
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  • American Native Navajo 1

    $8,750.00
    #27847
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  • American Native Navajo 28495

    Sale! $590.00 $295.00

    1’4×1’9

    American native antique Navajo made of natural dyes.

    #28495
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  • American Navajo 28141

    $2,450.00
    #28141
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  • American Rag rugs and more oriental carpet 28700-

    American Rag 28700

    Sale! $2,950.00 $1,800.00

    8’2×11’1

    This beautiful antique rug, an antique American rag rug, uses a simple and chaotic blend of colors and patterns to create a comfortable design.

    #28700
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San Ysidro Collection

In coastal, temperate regions moderate the 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.

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A Warm Welcome from Michael Kourosh

Michael Kourosh
Michael Kourosh Founder & President

Michael Kourosh has been a preeminent fixture in the design and home furnishing community in Santa Barbara for decades.  Michael’s work has been featured in some of the most luxurious and sophisticated hot spots around the world, including local gems The Four Seasons, San Ysidro and most recently in the renovation and re-imagining of The El Encanto Hotel in the American Riviera.

Michael started his love of decorative arts early on, and upon moving to Germany as a teenager he continued his apprenticeship in Persian rugs and antique collectables, where he earned his nick name ” the Rugoholic ” .

His love and holistic approach to interior design culminated when he moved to Santa Barbara and opened his first store in 1990.  The past 29 years has been spent refining his vision, taking another step forward with the opening of Santa Barbara’s first fully integrated Design Center.  He is proud and excited to be given the opportunity to share his vision with not only the design community, but everyone.  Michael strives to provide the utmost excellence in every area of interior design and service.  He has brought to Santa Barbara a unique opportunity for living spaces designed through in-house custom made furnishings, accessories, and collectables that will be the centerpiece of the finest homes for years to come.

With his network of the leading international designers, there is nothing that Michael cannot create, as is evident in the variety of design and retail awards bestowed upon his business, including 20 years and running as the best store in Santa Barbara.  He prides himself with being the foremost interior design resource in the Western United States, and is happy to share his expertise to Design Santa Barbara.

In his free time, the father of two loves to travel with his family on international adventures.

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Forbidden Stitch

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Forbidden Stitch

The Forbidden Stitch. Why is it forbidden? The standard answer is that its so small and difficult to work. Making this stitch causes the needle worker to go blind. Young girls loose their eyesight when they make this stitch! stitches used along with satin stitches and couching on highly decorative, finely-worked silk costume items.  One romantic view suggests that this label appeared when such work was forbidden among young girls because its fineness contributed to eyestrain.

Certain terms consistently refer to small knots made on the fabric surface by wrapping a heavy embroidery thread. Usually silk floss, around a needle and then stitching it down.  This has been done with varying numbers of wrappings and degrees of complexity.

Chinese Embroidery

Among actual Chinese embroideries, it is unusual to find the knots so widely spaced or scattered. The spacing is dependent upon the length of the connecting stitch on the under side of the fabric.  Each knot is indeed separate, however, this distinguishes the stitch most clearly from the Pekinese Stitch.  The medieval nobles of Europe loved this stitch and they were making a version of it under the name French Knot. A French Knot is basically the same as a Pekin Knot (aka Forbidden Stitch), only the thread is wrapped at least twice around the needle.

Forbidden City

The name comes from a forbidden city. The Emperors of China lived in the Forbidden City from the 1400’s until the 1900’s and they had hordes of needle workers making costumes and tapestries and table clothes and a zillion other things. The Forbidden Stitch was for the Emperor and his court and not for the rest of us mere mortals. It wasn’t supposed to leave the Forbidden City but of course it did.

 

 

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Sampler Wagireh Rug

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Antique Sampler / Wagireh

The sampler rugs are also known as wagireh. Made as a template with many pattern and carpet design. Production of larger rugs, they are generally small pieces the size of a scatter rug or mat.

Although these rugs do not show the entire design, they only show the basic or fundamental portion of the various larger decorative elements of the field and borders. As well as, selected individual motifs, which could then be expanded according to established symmetrical repetitions to produce the complete composition.

Structure

The answer probably lies in the completeness of the wagireh as a holographic shorthand for the finished carpet in all its aspects, not only the pattern and the knot count, but all the structural detail the spin of the yarns, the number of wefts, the thickness of the pile, the precise color and texture of the wool, and most of all, the exact relative proportion of all the elements, in one concise package.

As such the sampler / wagireh evolved as more than just a pattern. It was to all intents and purposes a shorthand rug, abbreviated and abstracted to be sure, but a rug nonetheless. That is why wagirehs so often have the visual impact or effect of a complete rug, even though their designs are sometimes off-center, ignoring the rules of symmetry that normally govern ornamental rug design.

 

Borders

The fact that complete borders, no matter how small, enclose the whole array induces us to read the wagireh as a framed composition rather than as a fragment or something incomplete. It is not difficult to see how this sampler, whose size is comparable to many a scatter-size rug, could readily serve as a beautiful piece of floor covering when it was not being used to guide the production of room-sized medallion garden carpets. The richness of its coloration and the tactile velvety quality of its wool would only facilitate this double function.

 

When we consider the case of this particular Bidjar wagireh, it is no longer difficult to see why sampler rugs of this kind were made in lieu of colored sketches.

Produced

Sampler Rugs

Rugs were produced by people who loved rugs, people for whom rugs were a fundamental feature of daily life. The wagireh, or at least exceptional wagirehs like this one, helped to maintain a seamless continuity between the manufacture of rugs as an economic industry and the enjoyment of rugs as integral part of cultural experience.

 

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Yomut Asmalyk

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About Yomut Asmalyk

A Yomut Asmalyk is a unique collectable that may be pile or embroidered. They are usually five-sided.

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Yomut asmalyks are the most common, followed by those of the Tekke tribe. In addition, they were made in pairs to decorate the flanks of a bride’s wedding camel, and were then hung in her domed, felt-covered tent.

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Yomut Asmalyk (Size: 2’3 x 3’6)

 

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Antique Yomut Asmalyk (Size: 2’5 x 3’8)

These Antique Yomut Asmalyk pieces can be viewed at Santa Barbara Design Center. Come in to view our large collection of antique collectables and hundreds of Oriental carpets.

 

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

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Chinese Foot Binding

Chinese Foot Binding

The beauty of Chinese woman was based on the size of her feet. As painful as it may sound the ideal size was 3 inches and shaped as a lotus flower.

 

Foot binding at a young age

Foot binding was the custom of applying tight binding to the feet of young girls to modify the shape of their feet. It was practiced in China from the Song dynasty until the early 20th century, and bound feet were considered a status symbol as well as a mark of beauty.

 

Lotus Feet

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Foot binding limited the mobility of women, and resulted in lifelong disabilities for most of its subjects, although some women with bound feet working outdoors have also been reported. Feet altered by binding were called lotus feet.

 

Binding Development

The practice possibly originated among upper class court dancers during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period in 10th century China, then became popular among the elite during the Song dynasty, eventually spreading to all social classes by the Qing dynasty. Foot binding was practiced in different forms, and the more severe form of binding may have been developed in the 16th century. It has been estimated that by the 19th century, 40–50% of all Chinese women may have had bound feet, and up to almost 100% among upper class Chinese women. The prevalence and practice of foot binding however varied in different parts of the country.

 

 Chinese Binding Shoe

19th Century Chinese Binding Shoe – silk with stitching
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(Rainbow bottoms w/ felt base and has glass beads very rare)

 

Older Chinese Binding Shoe – 300 years old featuring a beautiful bird, dragon and fish motifs

 

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Newer Chinese Binding Shoe- featuring a beautiful bird, dragon and fish motifs

 

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Chinese Binding Shoe – (silk with silk

To view any of these Chinese binding shoes stop by Santa Barbara Design Center located at 410 Olive St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or call us at (805) 962-8555