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Greetings from Pakistan

  • November 12, 2011

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

  • November 4, 2011

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

  • September 16, 2011

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

  • August 12, 2011

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

  • August 6, 2011

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

  • July 31, 2011

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

  • July 6, 2011

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

  • May 25, 2011

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

  • May 11, 2011

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!

  • April 24, 2011

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

  • November 20, 2010

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

  • October 21, 2010

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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“Rug Dealers” Hip Hop Dance

  • October 17, 2010

These guys are great dancers! I’m not sure how this fits into “Nomad Rugs News” but I just thought this was so cool and I love the old-school rug store setting. Check it out! Les Twins from Paris, France.

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