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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Antiques: the Environmentally-Responsible Choice

Antiques: the Environmentally-Responsible Choice
18th Century Kaitag Daghestan Embroidery
As an educated and conscientious shopper, you’re probably concerned about protecting the environment. You may take reusable shopping bags into stores, purchase energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs or buy drought-resistant plants that don’t take much watering. Purchasing antiques takes this concern about the environment to the next level. It also communicates to others that you value quality and permanence over cheap, throwaway goods. Here are some reasons why antiques are the perfect choice for those who want to preserve our resources for future generations.

1. Quality antiques won’t end up in a landfill.

Many contemporary designs will be outdated a few years from now. Since most people don’t want to store items in their attics in hopes that they will come back in style, out-of-date pieces are usually carted off to the thrift store or to the dump. Either way, trendy styles typically make their way to a landfill sooner or later.

2. No trees or land need to be sacrificed.

Even renewable materials like bamboo require that many acres be devoted to bamboo farms, often in third-world countries. Those are acres that won’t be used for growing food crops for citizens of those countries.

3. There is no factory waste involved.

Whether a factory dyes fabrics or produces wood products, there is some industrial waste created. Repurposing existing pieces of furniture and accessories helps save the water and air from further pollution.

4. High-quality antiques won’t need to be updated in a few years.

Most people who want their homes to look top-notch replace their furniture or rugs on a regular basis. The current pieces either go out of style or become worn. Antiques are expected to have a bit of wear or fading; it gives the room a feeling of timelessness. You will find, though, that antiques wear far more slowly than contemporary pieces. The materials—hard woods, densely woven fabrics, solid metals—were crafted to last.

The best part is that antiques never go out of style, no matter how many fads come and go. Traditional pieces can also be paired with contemporary accents, giving a look that’s elegant but not too stuffy.

5. Quality antiques can be passed down for generations.

Every antique can be passed down, even if you don’t have antique-lovers in your own family. Since antiques increase in value, very few are simply thrown out over the years. This makes these pieces a valuable investment in the environment—not just for today but for years to come.

So the next time you are looking for rugs, take a look at the collection on the Nazmiyal Antique Carpets Website. Buying Vintage rugs / antique oriental rugs and help protect mother nature!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Antique Oriental Rugs


The Quest For The Perfect Antique Oriental Rugs


Antique Oriental Rugs
Antique Oriental Rugs
Oriental Rugs
Oriental Rugs Gallery
From the front of the store to the back, the antique oriental rugs were mesmerizing and you wanted to take them all home. As they lay on the floor and when you get a chance to walk on them, you just feel special – almost like royalty. They were bright, light and colorful. Some were made with gold colored thread. Some were long and wide, and others were long and narrow. Some were squared and some were round.

Each time we went to the store, we were hoping to take one home. One day, we did. It was so beautiful – as beautiful in our home as it was in the store. My parents laid the rug down on the carpet that was wall-to-wall, and it blended in just right. Its red and burgundy colored background just made the room pop against the lighter colored carpet on the floor.
Every time we stepped on that living room floor in the morning, noon or night we felt special to have this ever-present beauty on our floor. Some of our friends had them too but ours always seemed special and new. My mother kept it so clean and polished that it felt soft and inviting each time we passed through the room and when others would come over to visit us, they were in awe.
Having an oriental rug on our floor especially at that time looked like we were rich. It was more that my parents knew what to spend money on and having an oriental rug on the floor was a good choice. Personally, I think anyone who has the good taste to purchase an oriental rug is smart. Not only does it bespeak of grandeur and class, but it brings a certain style and glamour to a home, office or government building.

In fact, I believe I first saw oriental rugs in a government building in the middle of downtown. When you stepped into the building and onto that rug you believed that you were in a place of respect. That’s the other thing the rug produces in people, a certain respect for the building that houses it. Looking upon oriental rugs even today makes me smile and feel happy. These rugs will never go out of style.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Antique Oriental Rugs - A Personal Story

Antique Oriental Rug Gallery

Antique Oriental Rugs
Antique oriental rugs were my favorite things growing up. They were laid around my grandfather’s mansion in every single room, and you could sit on them for hours in comfort and look at all the patterns and colors in a dizzying array of weaving. There were so many in the house because it had so many rooms, and there were ones of every color to look through. Eventually, the rugs were passed on to immediate members of the family when my grandfather died and his house was sold. We were all lucky to get this inheritance because they are such great assets that hold up their value well. Not a lot of people understand the significance of antique oriental rugs today. They think they’re just decorative items or that you can simply duplicate them with a single trip into the rug store. Nothing could be farther from the truth. You cannot duplicate, replicate, recreate, or remake an antique oriental rug because there is so much artistry, craftsmanship, and old world feel inside of them. A ton of people think you can just get any rug, and it will have the same feeling as an oriental rug, but nothing could be further from the truth. Antique oriental rugs are incredibly hard to find at a cheap price, and you have to pay a pretty penny for them, but they are worth it because they are the best rugs you can find. They are better than anything modern as far as rugs go.

When I first moved into my new apartment after graduating from college, I was given some of these rugs for my collection, and I strew them all over the house liberally. Guests were astonished at how rich and rustic my home looked, and I was a formidable contender in the design department on online websites that evaluated home designs and small apartment designs. Everything about oriental rugs adds an old world comfortable feel to what you’ve got in your home. It is a great addition to any home, and it can really make your home feel like a new place. Even though the rugs are old, they still look new to visitors because there is so much artistry woven into them. All of my friends simply adore my antique oriental rugs, and they have become the most important part of my life so far for design sake. They are the central components of my living room. They add an ambience to the room.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Antique Oriental Rugs

Antique Oriental Rugs - One Persons Personal Story

Antique Oriental Rugs
I remember the first time I walked into a rug store (when I was a young child) I was taken aback by all the beauty that surrounded me. From the front of the store to the back, the oriental rugs were mesmerizing and I wanted to take them all home. As they lay on the floor and when you get a chance to walk on them, you just feel special – almost like royalty. They were bright, light and colorful. Some were long and wide, others were long and narrow, some were squared and some round but I could not help but think how beautiful each one was.


Antique Oriental Rug
Each time my parents went to the store, we were hoping to take one home and then, one day, we did! It was so beautiful – and even more so in our home than it was in the store. My parents laid the rug down and it blended in just right. Its colors and design just made the room pop against the lighter colored floor. 

Each time we stepped on that living room floor in the morning, noon or night we felt special to have this ever-present beauty on our floor. Some of our friends had them too but ours always seemed special and unique. My mother kept it so clean and polished that it felt soft and inviting each time we passed through the room. And, when others would come over to visit us, they were in awe. 

Having an oriental rug on our floor, especially at that time, made it seem like we were rich. My parents knew what to spend money on and having an authentic oriental rug on the floor was a good choice. Personally, I think anyone who has the good taste should purchase an oriental rug. Not only does it bespeak of grandeur and class, but it brings a certain style and glamour that will enhance any space.

In fact, I believe I first saw oriental rugs in a government building in the center of my town. When you stepped into the building and onto that rug you believed that you were in a place of respect. That’s the other thing the rug produces in people, a certain respect for the building that houses it. 
Looking upon oriental rugs even today makes me smile and feel happy. These rugs will never go out of style and I give all the credit to my parents who opened my eyes to the beauty of these coveted works of art.