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Modernist Kilims Inspire

  • January 20, 2013

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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Arts and Crafts Rugs Delight

  • December 7, 2012

We recently received a fresh shipment of our Arts and Crafts carpets handwoven in Pakistan. These fabulous rugs are based on mid/late 19th century to early 20th century European Arts…

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Vintage Over-Dyed Rugs Make a Statement!

  • November 5, 2012

I love these vintage over-dyed rugs! Modern and ancient meet in these fine decorative rugs. Vintage and antique rugs are over dyed in vibrant electric colors. The result: amazing classic…

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Moroccan Beni Ourain Inspired Rugs!

  • November 1, 2012

We recently launched a new collection of Moroccan Beni Ourain inspired tribal rugs. These rugs are all hand knotted with natural un-dyed wool colors. The Beni Ourain are a tribe…

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Greetings from Pakistan

  • September 8, 2012

I am currently traveling in Pakistan sourcing new rugs and meeting with rug producers and designers. These buying trips are rich periods of creative exploration for me. It is enriching…

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What To Bring With You Rug Shopping

  • July 31, 2012

Greetings to all rug lovers! I just wanted to write a brief little note for all you rug shoppers and would-be rug shoppers with a couple of tips and recommendations.…

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Marrakesh Rug Collection

  • May 24, 2012

Check out these beautiful new rugs from India! They are woven in chunky and lustrous hand-spun wool in all natural wool tones and earthy warm tones. The designs from these…

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Bold and Bright Ikat Pillows

  • May 23, 2012

Just in from Uzbekistan direct to your home! These bright and colorful pillows are made from ikat¬†fabric that was salvaged from deconstructed vintage Uzbek chapans (long coats). These pillows have…

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Delicious Suzani Carpet Just In!

  • May 13, 2012

Receiving a new shipment of rugs is an exciting activity at Nomad Rugs. Some rugs that we order take for than a year to produce. And when a shipment finally…

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Persian Carpet Flowers

  • April 22, 2012

Recently I was visiting Petaluma when I stopped into the phenomenal Seed Bank. This place is amazing! It is packed with all kinds of heirloom and exotic seeds for fruits,…

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Photos of Hand-Spinning Wool

  • April 8, 2012

Handspun wool is a very important material found only in superior carpets. Wool that is spun by hand is more lanolin rich, has less broken fibers and remains stronger and…

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100 Year Old Photos of Rug Cultures

  • March 28, 2012

I recently came across this really fascinating book that was archived by Google in their digital book archives. This book was originally published in 1900 and this edition dates to…

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Carpets at the Met

  • March 1, 2012

Recently I was in New York where I visited the newly re-opened Islamic Art Galleries. Actually, the re-done galleries are officially called "New Galleries for the Art of the Arab…

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Indigo Dyeing

  • February 25, 2012

I just came across this great article from San Francisco's de Young Museum regarding indigo dyeing. Indigo is a fascinating color. Did you know that when you dye wool with…

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Nomad Rugs the Early Years

  • February 17, 2012

When I started Nomad Rugs in 1995 I was on a shoe string budget! I did not have enough money to rent a storage space so I packed all my…

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New Seljuk Rug Captures My Heart

  • February 15, 2012

I have always been a big fan of Seljuk rugs, the Anatolian rugs from 11th to the 13th century. The first time I saw these carpets was when I visited…

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The Lengths We Go To

  • February 8, 2012

Just thought I would share this fun shot.

This rug was a little too long to fit on top of our 8’x10′. So, to get the shot, I propped up one end of the rug but lying underneath.

Hee hee. Thanks for looking. Chris

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Vintage Kyrghyz Felt Carpet

  • February 7, 2012

We recently acquired a very exciting vintage Kyrghyz felt carpet. These striking rugs are made by sewing together felted panels in the bold and emblematic designs that have been traditionally…

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Nomad Rugs in Batting One Thousand!

  • February 5, 2012

I am proud-as-punch to announce that our website now boasts over one thousands items! All of these rugs are currently in stock and in the store and ready for immediate…

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Unique Kaitag Rugs

  • February 3, 2012

We are excited to share our unique Kaitag Collection rugs. These wonderful rugs draw their inspiration from embroidered Kaitag textiles. These are not traditional rug designs but textile designs that…

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Killer Karaja Just In!

  • January 26, 2012

Once or twice a year I get a rug that makes me go "Wow!" You would think that after nearly 20 years of buying and selling rugs I would start…

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Nomad’s Newest Quality Control Expert

  • January 19, 2012

Introducing Nomad Rugs’ newest quality control expert, Stella.

Stella, my wonderful niece, is always full of smiles!

Her frequent visits at Nomad Rugs helps us to ascertain that our rugs meet Stella’s stringent guidelines for softness and fun.

Thanks for all your help Stella!

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Happy New Year!

  • December 29, 2011

From Chris, Chico and all the staff of Nomad Rugs we wish you a very Happy New Year! All the best for 2012! We welcome the Year of the Dragon.…

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New Shipment Just Arrived!

  • December 14, 2011

Over two hundred new rugs just arrived from my recent trip to Pakistan! (Including this stunning 8x10 Mamluk rug pictured below.) Stop by to check out the new goods! We…

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Back from Pakistan

  • November 21, 2011

Greetings I just arrived back from several weeks in Pakistan on a very memorable trip. I was able to source some new rugs and get caught up with the weavers…

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