Inspiration & Education

8 Tips for Decorating with Hide rugs

8 Tips for Decorating with Hide Rugs

By: David Neishabori Cowhide rugs are increasingly becoming a classic decorating element in all types of homes. If you haven’t considered a hide rug for your own home because you thought they weren’t right for your style, these tips may convince you otherwise. 1. Cowhide rugs are naturally stain-resistant. Choose one for a high-traffic areas [...]
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The Origin of Rug Design

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By: David Neishabori It is almost impossible to say exactly where the rug designs first came from. Some are clearly derived from religious and mystical symbolism, while others are drawn from a wide range of natural, animal and architectural forms. Mythology, folklore, history and other decorative arts can also be seen in rug designs. Some [...]
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GoodWeave Founder Kailash Satyarthi Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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By: David Neishabori In 2013 AZADI Fine Rugs became a champion of the GoodWeave certification label, partnering with the GoodWeave organization to give consumers the power to end child labor through a simple act: demanding certified child-labor-free rugs. GoodWeave is an internationally acclaimed organization that works to end child labor in the handmade rug industry [...]
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What is the Best Way to Hang Textiles?

By: David Neishabori There are several different ways to hang antique area rugs, weavings and tapestries. It is very important to evenly distribute the weight of the piece. Here are a two ways that I recommend. • Casings: On sturdy pieces, a casing, or cotton twill rug binding can be sewn across the back of [...]
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What are Oriental rugs dyed with?

By: David Neishabori There are two types of dyes used to color Oriental rugs, traditional dyes and synthetic dyes. Traditional dyes are derived from natural materials. • Indigo, which grows wild and is also cultivated in the Near East, is the main source of the color blue. It has been found on some of the [...]
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Tips on Using Soft, Contemporary Area Rugs in Home Décor

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By: David Neishabori Contemporary area rugs instantly add style, texture and color to a room. The design of the rug sets the personality of a room and reflects your unique taste and style. Most contemporary area rugs have several colors in the design; the primary color, and several accent colors. Lately we are seeing a [...]
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Hot New Trend: Layering Area Rugs

By: David Neishabori A hot new trend in interior design recently is the practice of layering of area rugs. Of course at AZADI Fine Rugs we love this trend! The more area rugs the better right?! So how do you layer area rugs? Here are a few tips: • Think about starting with a sisal [...]
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How to choose the right size area rug for the room

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By: David Neishabori One of the most important things to consider when purchasing an area rug, in addition to design and color, is selecting the proper size rug for the room. A 5’ x 8’ or 6’ x 9’ size rug is perfect for an office, a smaller guest bedroom, or to anchor a coffee [...]
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The Moroccan area rug Trend

Moroccan area rugs are a popular new trend!

By: David Neishabori Open just about any magazine and you’ll see one thing in common lately in home decor. Chic rooms designed around hand woven Moroccan style area rugs. According to style writer Elizabeth Mayhew for The Washington Post, “Moroccan rug designs originated from the Beni Ourain people, who comprise 17 Berber tribes from the [...]
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AZADI FINE RUGS SPONSORS PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY AND PAJAMA DRIVE OCT. 1-31, 2014

By: David Neishabori Support homeless youth in Arizona by dropping off peanut butter, jelly and new unworn pajamas at AZADI Fine Rugs throughout the month of October! Did you know that 30% of Arizona’s homeless are children? There are nearly 14,000 homeless on the street in Arizona, and Children’s First Academy works tirelessly to give [...]
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Why Are Hand-made rugs are more desirable than Machine-made rugs?

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By: David Neishabori • Because hand-made labor is more costly, hand-woven rugs come with an expectation of care and quality. Because each area rug tells a story, all of the choices and decisions that go into the design of the rug give it its personality and character. • Hand-made rugs can take many months to [...]
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Antique Persian Bijar Rug: One of the largest and most beautiful rugs of its kind

Antique Persian Bijar Rug

By: David Neishabori The antique Persian Bijar pictured is an extremely rare and important rug and is approximately 130 years old. This antique Bijar is a historical rug and was in Gooleston Palace during Shah Aryamehr rule. Further, this is the only rug of its size in the world, measuring 17.8 x 25.10. It was [...]
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The AZADI Fine Rugs Story

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By: David Neishabori The AZADI Fine Rugs story begins with rich history, passion and delight in working with clients and the design industry, to transform each idea and vision into A Foundation for Fine Living. This foundation spans over two centuries of providing exquisite hand-woven rugs with unrivaled personal service. From antique rugs to contemporary [...]
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AZADI Fine Rugs Announces 1st Annual American Dream Contest in Jackson Hole, WY

By: David Neishabori AZADI Fine Rugs is pleased to announce the 1st Annual American Dream Contest in Jackson Hole, WY! Open to students age 5-18, the art contest aims to encourage children to spread their wings in the world of imagination and build on the essential elements that art and creativity bring to their lives. [...]
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Reading a Persian Rug

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By: David Neishabori In traditional rug weaving, the weaver tells a story by the symbols and patterns he uses. In Persian rug design, the patterns are taken from the village or tribe where those particular patterns were first woven. Nomadic tribes are known for weaving geometrically patterned rugs. The design elements are comprised of vertical, [...]
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Rugs and How They Affect You

By: David Neishabori Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Rug: 1) Personal Appeal: Color & Design…let your taste be your guide 2) GoodWeave Certification: Being “GoodWeave” certified means the rug was made without child labor. Rugs most likely made with child labor are lower in price. 3) Reputation: The best rug dealers are born [...]
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Tips for Interior Designers on Showcasing Their Projects

By: David Neishabori One of the key initiatives of the Public Relations campaign at AZADI Fine Rugs is to help publicize the projects of our Interior Designers. It is our goal to help Interior Designers gain recognition for their fine work. Opportunities to showcase your work include television (FOX10 Cool Homes, 3TV’s Million Dollar Homes, [...]
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Collecting Antique Rugs

Beautiful Antique Rug: Serapi Circa 1880-1890

By: David Neishabori On June 5th 2013, a rare 17th century Persian rug sold at Sotheby’s auction house for $43,764,750 – over four times the pre-sale high estimate of $9.6 million. Part of the Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection, it was one of 25 carpets sold for more than their pre-sale high [...]
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Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Interior Design Community Today

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By: David Neishabori According the the ASID Executive Summary on the State of Interior Design, “Interior Designers have faced 2014 with a promising outlook, embracing new opportunities, yet aware of existing challenges.” Some of these opportunities are lower unemployment, increased real estate sales, and more money being spent on renovations. This of course increases the [...]
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Tips for Using Purple in Home Decor

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By David Neishabori Purple isn’t always considered the safest color in home décor. People tend to gravitate to more neutral colors to set the tone for the room. Why not have the courage and confidence though, to add a pop of color to your room with a purple rug?! Use the colorful rug as a [...]
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Best Type of Rugs for Contemporary Homes

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By: David Neishabori   With daring designs, unusual patterns, and modern elements, contemporary rugs offers a uniquely modern approach to decorating. When looking to add a modern flair to a room, nothing will do so better than a contemporary rug. The rise in modern and contemporary rugs has resulted in a huge selection of area [...]
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AZADI Fine Rugs Partners with Trailside Galleries for Art Meets Décor Reception

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By: David Neishabori On Thursday August 21st, 2014, AZADI Fine Rugs and Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, WY, held a reception in partnership. Art Meets Décor was the pairing of fine art, with the stunning art of handmade rugs. Far more than simple décor and inspired by world around them, fine rugs are one of [...]
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AZADI Fine Rugs Celebrates Grand Opening in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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By: David Neishabori AZADI Fine Rugs celebrated their official Grand Opening in Jackson Hole, Wyoming last Thursday, August 14th. We are extremely honored to be a part of the Jackson Hole community. The importance of community and legacy are two of our core values. Even though this is our official Grand Opening, we have already [...]
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Tips for Shopping for an Antique Navajo Rug

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By: David Neishabori   The oldest Navajo weavings available to the collector’s market can be dated back to the 1870′s or 1860′s. Navajo weavers take great pride in their work, being that their Navajo rugs are 100% handmade. Integrity and commitment is what you will get when purchasing an authentic Navajo hand-woven rug. When shopping [...]
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AZADI Fine Rugs Celebrates their GoodWeave Anniversary

By: David Neishabori AZADI Fine Rugs is celebrating their anniversary of becoming a champion of the GoodWeave® certification label. GoodWeave is an internationally acclaimed organization that works to end child labor in the handmade rug industry and offers educational opportunities to children in weaving communities. The public is invited to join the celebration on Thursday, [...]
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Factors to Consider when Purchasing Handmade Rugs

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By: David Neishabori   In most cases, the quality and price of your unique area rug will be determined by the construction time and the talent of the weaver. But don’t forget to consider the factors below in order to protect your investment for years to come. Reputable Seller. Always buy fine area rugs from [...]
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Navajo Rug Exhibit At AZADI Fine Rugs in Telluride, CO.

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 Navajo Rug Exhibit at AZADI Fine Rugs in Telluride  By: David Neishabori Join us at AZADI Fine Rugs this Thursday August 7th, from 5-8pm, during the First Thursday Gallery Tour in Tellluride.  We will kick off a month long exhibition, Celebrating the Navajo Tradition. Navajo hand woven rugs are some of the most dynamic forms [...]
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The Major Benefits of Owning Fine Rugs

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By: David Neishabori   Whether chosen as art for your home, investment pieces to hand down to your kids, or simply an attractive, strong, elegant choice for your room – you really can’t go wrong when purchasing a fine rug. If you need more reasons to invest in a handmade rug, we’ve created a list [...]
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The Importance of Buying from a Reputable Rug Dealer

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By: David Neishabori   Fine area rugs are not only beautiful, but also so durable that they last for generations. Buying from a reputable rug dealer will ensure that your purchase holds its value or even appreciates over time. However, as beautiful and mysterious as fine handmade rugs are, they are also very hard to judge unless [...]
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Seeing and Touching an Area Rug before Buying

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  By David Neishabori Based on observations by Dasha O. Morgan, author and contributor to a popular design magazine, “Designers like to see, touch, and feel the rug before purchasing, if at all possible.”  Additionally, Luxury Daily, news leader in luxury marketing, reports that, “Even though affluent consumers are tech-savvy, most want to experience a [...]
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Contemporary area rug part of Design Hope Project

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By: David Neishabori AZADI Fine Rugs recently had the pleasure of being involved with the 2014 Dream Room Contest in conjunction with AZ Foothills, PHX Architecture, Salcito Custom Homes, LTD and John Brooks Incorporated.  AZADI Fine Rugs in Scottsdale contributed a contemporary area rug in a neutral patchwork design.  This modern rug, in soothing tones [...]
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Adding Texture to a Room using Fine Rugs

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By: David Neishabori   A crucial but often overlooked component of interior design is texture. Using antique area rugs with texture can bring a touch of luxury, substance and interest, to an otherwise, nicely done, but flat and boring home decorating design. One of the most impor­tant func­tions is that they help ground or anchor [...]
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Tips for Using Grey Area Rugs as a Neutral Base

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  By: David Neishabori Grey has become the “go to” neutral in interior design and it’s not surprising why.  Grey offers a wide array of possibilities and provides a soothing, neutral backdrop for any style of home interior design.  The grey palette spans from hues of grey-black, to grey-blue, and even grey-green. One way to [...]
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Preserving the Look of an Antique Rug

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By: David Neishabori   Rug preservation is reserved for only the rarest example of rug artistry because any alteration of them could diminish their artistic excellence. Reserving the original structure and ensuring its longevity is of utmost importance. Persian rug preservation, like other art forms, attempts to stabilize the rug without changing its current condition. The most [...]
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custom rug raises money to reduce child labor

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By: David Neishabori The second annual, “American Dream Contest”, sponsored by AZADI Fine Rugs, was created to give students an opportunity to express their vision of the American dream from an artistic standpoint. We created this contest with hope that through art it will open the door to discuss and imagine the “American Dream” at [...]
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What Country Makes the Best Fine Area Rugs?

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By: David Neishabori   Southwest style area rugs are made in several countries around the world, but you might be wondering what country makes the best ones (and in a price range within your budget). The answer might surprise you. All of them! No one country has established itself as making the best designer rugs, [...]
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Best Types of Rugs for Spanish Style Homes

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By: David Neishabori   The popular Spanish revival design theme originated at the turn of the 20th century through World War II, and gained popularity with home builders in Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida and Texas. Spanish Colonial interiors can be quite elaborate or relatively simple in style. Traditional Spanish style homes are very warm and [...]
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Tribal Rugs for Homes in the Southwest

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By: David Neishabori   Bring the distinctive southwestern look into your home with the plush and soft feel of hand-woven tribal rugs. Tribal rugs take symbols from Native American weaving and from tribes around the world. Some convey a primitive look while others are stylized patterns, and may come in stripes or vertical designs. Southwest style area [...]
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How to Identify a Reputable Rug Dealer in Scottsdale

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By: David Neishabori   With area rugs, there are so many different designs, styles, shapes and sizes that you may feel like a kid in a candy store. However, if you don’t know fine area rugs, know your rug dealer! Buying unique area rugs can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience as long as you [...]
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Tips for Storing your Fine Rugs

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By: David Neishabori   The beauty of a fine rug is in its details. Similarly, when storing an antique Persian rug or any fine rug, paying attention to detail is very important. If storage of your antique area rug is necessary, follow the tips below to ensure your investment remains with you for decades. How to [...]
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