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Back from Pakistan

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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Greetings from Pakistan

I am currently in the historic city of Lahore, Pakistan sourcing rugs and textiles. My trip so far has been an absolute success! The quality of weaving that I am…

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Chico the Shop Dog

Just wanted to share this great shot of Chico, Nomad Rugs' shop dog extraordinaire! Almost twelve years old now, he's been coming to the shop within me since I adopted…

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Impressions on Visiting the Kilims

Tuesday I made it over to the De Young museum to see the kilim show that I had been eagerly awaiting. Wow! For years, I have admired these kilims from the…

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In the Presence of Seljuks

Every trip I make to Istanbul, I insist on visiting the Seljuks. Who are the Seljuks?.... Carpets, of course. The Seljuks that I visit are the 12th Century carpets in…

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Tulu Rugs of Turkey

Tulu rugs (pronounced "two-lou") are wonderful thick shaggy silky modern/tribal rugs! They are hard to classify. They are not really "modern" rugs but they look very modern. In fact, this…

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Travels in Turkey

Turkey is a wonderful country! We returned recently from a fabulous buying trip in Turkey. Our new inventory from this trip is arriving this week. Keep posted as I will…

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Look inside Nomad Rugs

The guys from search giant Google send a photographer by Nomad Rugs recently. They took a bunch of shots of the inside of the store and inventory that show up…

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Nomad Rugs on YouTube

I have decided to start uploading some videos of our rugs onto YouTube. So far I only have the crummy video camera on my point-and-shoot digital camera… but I plan on getting something a bit better.

Check out our YouTube page for new updates, etc.

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Beautiful new Suzani Pillows

Just wanted to let you'all know we got a batch of beautiful Suzani pillows from Uzbekistan. These pillows are all stuffed and have a zipper on the back so you can…

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$150k Tekke found Dumpster Diving!

Wow! This makes for good TV! Check out San Francisco's own Peter Pap describing this beautiful circa 1800 Tekke Asmalyk trapping. Antique Turkman rugs are passionately collected. In fact, some people claim…

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Rugs with Animals

I love the whimsical animals that you often find on tribal rugs. Sometimes they are hidden in the background and you have to hunt for them. Other times, they form…

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Pictures of Abrash

Abrash is the wonderful natural variation of color that one gets when using natural dyes along with handspun wool. Although it is possible to "fake" abrash using synthetic dyes by…

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