Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Rugs!

This is the display in our showroom in Suite 542 at International Market Square in Minneapolis.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Casbah Tangerine...Hot and Spicy!

With the recent announcement of the Pantone color of the year for 2012, I couldn't resist showing you "Casbah Tangerine"....a hot and spicy coloring with tangerine orange and salsa red.  I prefer the design without the border.  How about you?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Flat weave rugs on the stretcher in Nepal

Have you ever wondered how the weavers get the rugs into a perfect rectangle after removing them from the loom?  Well, being a lifelong quilter, I wondered if the rug workshops blocked the rugs when damp and then let them dry to a perfect shape.  In fact, my supplier in Nepal uses a stretcher to create the perfect rectangle.  Here are pictures of 2 flat weave rugs on the stretcher in Nepal.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Update a traditional rug pattern with modern colors

The lotus flower design is a traditional motif in Tibetan rugs.  However, the traditional colors used in the lotus flower rugs may not be suited for today's interiors.  It's an easy problem to fix.  Simply, update the colors in a traditional design to reflect more modern colors.  Here's an example.

Lotus Flower design in traditional colors
Image courtesy of Wikepedia

Modern colors in a traditional lotus flower design
Round Rug--colored by Julie Dasher Designs