“Warp, Weft & Weave” – Now in Paperback

G.D. Herring is thrilled to announce the paperback arrival of our latest collaboration with Sam Ramazani of Sara’s Oriental Rugs, Warp, Weft & Weave: A Life Collecting and Investing in Handmade Oriental Rugs to Amazon. Filled with stories from over 40 years in the business, Sam’s advice guides the fledgling investor through this fascinating, sometimes […]

Announcing “Warp, Weft & Weave” – A New Book from Sam Ramazani

G.D. Herring is thrilled to announce the publication of Warp, Weft & Weave: A Life Collecting and Investing in Handmade Rugs, by Sam Ramazani of Sara’s Oriental Rugs. The book covers the basic knowledge needed to start a collection of authentic, handmade, Oriental rugs. Filled with stories from over 40 years in the business, Sam’s […]

Maintaining Your Oriental Rug: Spot Cleaning

Spot cleaning poses one of the biggest challenges for rug owners, especially for people who have children or pets. Do you know what to do if a Coke spills on one of your rugs? Most people think to get a towel and start blotting it. This is actually the worst thing to do; blotting fabric, […]

How Oriental Rugs Are Made (Part 2)

Today we bring you the second of a two part series on how Oriental rugs are made from our favorite Oriental rug broker, Sam Ramazani of Sara’s Oriental Rugs. Last time we talked about how a weaver creating a pile rug works rows of knots, packing them together with a weft. As a row is […]

How Oriental Rugs Are Made (Part 1)

Today the beginning of a two part series on how Oriental rugs are made from our favorite Oriental rug broker, Sam Ramazani of Sara’s Oriental Rugs. Rugs are essentially three parts: the warp, the knots, and the weft. The warp is the rug foundation and can be made of wool, wool and silk, silk, or […]

Prayer Rugs

Rugs can be and are more than just comfort, decoration and a store of wealth. They can also be tools of our spiritual life. Consider the prayer rug. Many people have a misconception of what a prayer rug is, believing it to be a very small rug, perhaps two feet by three feet. In fact, […]

Buying Oriental Rugs Online

Can you buy rugs online? The short answer is “yes you can,” but in reality, it’s more complicated than that. There are three significant problems with buying a rug online. One is that you most likely won’t have a relationship with the dealer, which puts you at a distinct disadvantage. Another is that you can’t […]

The Value of Handmade Rugs

Oriental rugs are one of the few handcrafted furnishings being made today As fewer and fewer handmade rugs are produced, their value goes up These rugs can give families a way to both enjoy great beauty and protect wealth for future generations Handmade Oriental rugs are unique, one of kind creations of beauty. They are […]

Maintaining Your Oriental Carpet: The Rug Pad

Padding keeps your rugs from slipping, which keeps you safe Poor quality padding is a breeding ground for moths Not having padding on a hard floor can destroy your rugs Today I’m talking about something that a lot of people don’t give much consideration to when they purchase a rug – the rug pad. This […]

Maintaining Your Oriental Carpet: Vacuuming

Oriental rugs need regular vacuuming Care must be taken with the vacuum or it can destroy the rug When damage is done with a vacuum, it’s best to repair it immediately I have had a lot of clients ask me, “is it ok to clean my rugs at home with a vacuum?” My answer? Yes, […]