This antique Knight and Horse Tapestry is a perfect way to introduce historical style into your living space. This antique conversation starter is still full of vibrant colors and intricate designs. Tapestries like this one is of utmost beauty and full of life. Tapestries of this caliber were used to drape on castle walls to warm rooms.
Dhurries are flat-woven rugs, comparable in texture to kilims, which first originated in India and surrounding areas. These rugs are considered historical forms of art. Dhurries would have been found in both royal homes and commoner abodes alike. It was about the mid-1900’s that these carpets gained popularity worldwide.
This Antique French Aubusson is a wonderful way to incorporate history and art into your home. In the 17th century French Rug designers developed the art of weaving rugs with depth perspective. This technique is very difficult and is one of a kind that is not found elsewhere. Today, the only rugs found with three dimensional patterns are Aubusson, Savonnerie and Needlepoints
Fine Antique Silk Hereke rugs are elegant, distinguished and enduring design pieces. It’s estimated that even smaller Hereke rugs have taken weavers one year to complete. These magnificent rugs use the finest materials and the most exquisite patterns.
This Shirvan Prayer rug is one of those rare carpets that collectors and rug enthusiasts alike will appreciate. The dimensions are unusual due to it’s almost square shape; unlike most prayer rugs that are typically rectangle. This is woven with a goat hair foundation and spots of camel hair. These rich, bright colors of teal, citrus green and jewel sapphire are surprising and attention absorbing.
Indian Kelim carpets come in a variety of patterns and colors. The patterns are mostly rectangular or flowery with pointed features which have to do with the weaving technique used. There is currently a high demand for Kelims as they are ideally suited in stylish, minimalist environments.
Antique Native Navajo Rug with lovely all-natural dyed coloring. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Hand-spun wool from sheep animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s.
This Scenic tapestry is of utmost beauty and full of life. As most of the European Tapestries used to be draped on the walls of castles for their shear importance and heritage, this one is also full of fine intricate details
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.
Have an all-white kitchen? A Persian rug is sure to add a fun pop. While showing wear might be unfortunate in many rugs, a faded Persian rug gives it a lovely muted tone that lets it serve as a neutral in your space.
A colorful pick can help brighten up a kitchen. A runner is a great addition to a narrow space. If you love lots of fun pieces in your space, this rug won’t disappoint. The best part about antique rugs is you can almost never find an identical item. While the decor piece might be trendy, you will still always be original. If you come prepped to shop with the dimensions of your kitchen, you can find a runner that works perfectly along your cabinets. If you have a modern home, the decor piece is a great way to add old school charm.
Love pattern? Our rugs are guaranteed to add an intricate design to your space. The variety of colors in your Persian rug can allow you to get creative with the hues of your decor accents. Rugs & More is recognized as the ultimate shopping destination for the world’s finest rugs. Our rugs are sourced internationally and are hand selected and surveyed to ensure the highest quality. We also offer rugs that have been produced in collaboration with renowned interior designers, including Kathryn Roberts and Barbara Barry. Additionally, Rugs & More supplies rugs for high-profile hotels. It is an honor to have created exclusive collections for the Four Seasons, San Ysidro, and other famous getaways.
Now a days oriental rug have managed to stay in fashion for many years and decades. The same goes for traditional rugs with a classic beauty. After all, who could resist the charm of an expertly hand made wool rug featuring breathtaking beautiful motifs? Unlike contemporary designs that may not manage to maintain their popularity and relevancy in time. Oriental rugs always find a way to stay above ephemeral trends and are seen as highly collectible items that can be passed on from one generation to another.
Choose a Rug Design That You’ll Love
At Rugs and More, we offer the most stunning and practical rug styles with an ageless beauty. Whether you are interested in finding the most delicate rugs manufactured using fine silk or want to invest in a premium product made of hand-spun, natural vegetable-dyed wool or quality cotton blends, rest assured knowing that we have just the thing for you. At Rugs and More, we bring you a diverse collection of runners that you can use to dress up the narrowest areas of your home or office space. As the perfect detail reflecting your passion for an inspiring, centuries-old Oriental style, these rugs represent excellent additions that can instantly add value to your interior decor.
Explore a Variety of Colors and Patterns
Some love geometrical patterns, while others appreciate floral designs. We provide a plethora of appealing rug runner choices enabling you to find your favorite color combination and patterns with minimal effort. Feast your eyes on Oriental rugs, check out an explosion of colors, imagine the delicate touch of premium rugs with a luxurious feel and choose the specific style that would be most compatible with your furnishings and the overall decorative theme of your property.
Ziegler & Co Oushak’s are used as living room rugs in Interior Design. Including a rug into your design makes your home feel and look welcoming.
Oushak rugs are known for the silky, luminous wool. They work with dyes like : cinnamon’s, terracotta tints, gold, blues, greens, ivory, saffron and grays.
The late 19th century saw the rejuvenation of Oriental rug production, at this time Oushak re-surfaced as a preeminent center of weaving industry. The new Oushak industry saw two major shifts in design, floral patterns in the Persian tradition were incorporated into design and room size, decorative carpets were woven as European standards demanded.
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Patchworkor “pieced work” is a form of sewing together pieces of rugs into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeating patterns built up with different rug shapes (which can be different colors). These shapes are carefully measured and cut, basic geometric shapes making them easy to piece together.
The patchwork rug is a great idea for transforming your floors. It is also a creative way of bringing color to a room. In the above picture, a rug salvaged from antique rug pieces is a charming part of the décor.
At Rugs and more we carry a large selection of overdyed patchwork rugs. Our vintage patchwork rugs sew together cultures, traditions and history, creating beautifully unique rugs that should be treated as contemporary works of art. Combining pieces of vintage and antique hand-woven rugs and backed with a fabric as reinforcement, they showcase a wide variety of weaving traditions and are created to fit into both contemporary and traditional interior designs