Rug Weaving in India

Greetings all rug lovers. Check out these amazing images take from our friends at Indigo Looms. These show some of the weavers and the villages in India where these rugs…

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Color Inspires At Nomad Rugs

Color is the single most important aspect of a rug. The first thing you notice when looking at a rug is color. And we react to colors on a profound gut…

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Cottage Industry Rug Weaving

Our rugs from Afghanistan come from cottage industry producers. These rugs are not woven in factories or compounds. The weaving actually takes place in the individual families homes. The weavers…

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Tribal Peoples of India

Following are some gorgeous images taken by my intrepid traveling friend, Donna T., who is currently on a new adventure in India. Amazing photos of people from such a different world than ours. Thanks Donna!

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What Is a Village Rug

What is a "village rug"? Great question! It is one of the strange terms that we "ruggies" use that probably sounds strange but makes a lot of sense once you…

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Modern is the New Black!

Modern rugs are hot right now! At Nomad Rugs, we have always carried modern rugs in our San Francisco showroom. However, within the last two or three years, the sale…

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20 Years in Business!

Come celebrate 20 years of business at Nomad Rugs. I first established Nomad Rugs in 1995 after travels in Morocco, Turkey and Pakistan led me on the quest of rugs.…

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What Is A Tribal Rug

What is a tribal rug? I am asked this question frequently. There is a simple answer... but also a more nuanced answer so I will try to give you both.…

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The Great Gabbeh Rug

Gabbeh rugs are fabulous. The wonderful colors, the rich silky wool and the minimal designs have inspired countless rug lovers (myself included)! But just what is a "gabbeh"? Good question!…

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Rugs on the Loom

Greetings Nomad Rugs readers. Here are a couple of gorgeous shots I wanted to share with you. These came from one of our Afghan rug producers. In recent years, we…

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The Versatile Beni Ourain Rug

Recently, we have been importing and selling an enormous amount of Beni Ourain style rugs. These wonderfully versatile carpets fit into so many different decors. Their simple geometric designs and…

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The Astonishing Heriz Rug

I love Heriz rugs! They astonish me. The wonderful variety, the splendid colors and the glorious designs of Heriz rugs just thrill me! But, "what is a Heriz rug" you…

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Our New Colors

In December we closed for a week to repaint the store. Now things look fresh and neat and more colorful! Come by to check out our new colors and our…

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Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year from Chris, Chico and all the team at Nomad Rugs! We have had a wonderful year and we are so thankful for all of your support! We look forward to seeing you in 2014! Lots of new surprises in store for the New Year!

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Travels in Northern India

Greetings for India! I have embarked on an adventure sourcing beautiful rugs in Norther India. The rugs here are gorgeous and the people are kind and helpful. I am also…

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Ocelot at Nomad Rugs

Come by Nomad Rugs to check out Ocelot's gorgeous textiles and clothes. On show from Oct. 26th until Nov 24th. Angelina DeAntonis is the gifted SF artist behind Ocelot. For…

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Conserving the Emperor’s Carpet

The Emperor's Carpet is an extraordinary example of Safavid weaving held in the NY Met's permanent collection. The Safavid empire is considered to have supported and inspired the pinnacle of…

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Sheep Shearing Season

In spring, it is sheep shearing season in Afghanistan. Here are some great shots taken by one of our rug producers. These guys are “old-style” using large hand shears. Great smiles and close-shaves.

Stop by the shop to say hello. We look forward to seeing you!

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Mystical Moghals at the DeYoung

Currently, the de Young in San Francisco has a truly fascinating textile show in their textile gallery. The de Young has a staggering permanent collection of textiles squirreled away in…

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World’s Most Expensive Carpet

We have a new record! Yesterday, this admittedly gorgeous 17th century Kerman sold for just  south of $34 MILLION dollars! Wowzers! That shatters the previous record by more than three…

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Runners, Runners, Runners!

We are constantly selling and constantly in need of runners here at Nomad Rugs. San Francisco sure has a LOTs of hallways! I guess it is the Victorian and Edwardian…

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Images from Afghanistan

Recently one of our rug producers sent us some wonderful images from Afghanistan. Many of the carpets that we sell are currently being woven by Afghan weavers. Some of the images are truly extraordinary. I hope you enjoy these too!

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Gorgeous Antique Belouch Pillows

We just received a set of gorgeous antique Belouch pillows. These pillows were made from a great looking antique Belouch rug that was too holy and torn up to be…

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Wonderful Felt Pillows

Just in! These wonderful felt pillows which were hand-made in Nepal. These wonderful colors and soft texture are sure to brighten up any San Francisco flat on the foggiest of…

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Modernist Kilims Inspire

Recently we have been receiving some interesting kilim rugs with a distinctly modernist look. I have always been a big fan of kilim rugs. Their flat woven technique lends itself…

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