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SUPER Awesome Fall 2020 Sale!

  • September 25, 2020

25 years in business now entering year 26! Time for a SUPER Awesome 25% OFF Sale! Yes we have had countless Super sales. And certainly some of our sales have…


Rug Weaving in India

  • August 17, 2017

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…


Color Inspires At Nomad Rugs

  • July 6, 2016

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…


Cottage Industry Rug Weaving

  • April 23, 2016

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…


Tribal Peoples of India

  • January 7, 2016

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!


What Is a Village Rug

  • November 15, 2015

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…


Weaving for Peace

  • March 31, 2015

Since I first started my business, Nomad Rugs, in 1995 I have sold thousands of rugs woven by Afghan weavers. Over the 20 years I have been in business, it is…


Modern is the New Black!

  • March 8, 2015

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…


20 Years in Business!

  • September 19, 2014

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.…


What Is A Tribal Rug

  • September 3, 2014

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.…


The Great Gabbeh Rug

  • July 27, 2014

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!…


Rugs on the Loom

  • July 23, 2014

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…


The Versatile Beni Ourain Rug

  • July 13, 2014

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…


The Astonishing Heriz Rug

  • June 23, 2014

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…


Our New Colors

  • January 26, 2014

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…


Happy New Year 2014!

  • December 31, 2013

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!


Travels in Northern India

  • November 7, 2013

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…


Ocelot at Nomad Rugs

  • October 22, 2013

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…


Conserving the Emperor’s Carpet

  • July 21, 2013

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…


Sheep Shearing Season

  • June 18, 2013

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!


Mystical Moghals at the DeYoung

  • June 14, 2013

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…


World’s Most Expensive Carpet

  • June 6, 2013

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…


Runners, Runners, Runners!

  • June 2, 2013

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…


Images from Afghanistan

  • May 12, 2013

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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