“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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Cleaning Your Oriental Rugs

We are the stewards of handmade antique and semi antique Oriental rugs, and with thoughtful care they will outlive us. They can be gifted to our heirs and become part of a multigenerational family legacy when we pass. These rugs are truly works of art and must be treated as such. Preserving these treasures requires […]

Learning the Oriental Rug Market

When I started in this business, the Oriental rug business, I didn’t know the market. I didn’t know the prices. I knew a lot about rugs, about how they were made, but I didn’t know the value, how to price them. That was something I had to learn. My first few rugs, I didn’t make […]

The Risks of Buying Oriental Rugs Overseas

We’re really excited and honored to have the first of a new series with Oriental carpet educator, appraiser, broker, skilled repair craftsman and someone with a bigger heart than his chest can hold, Sam Ramazani, owner of Sara’s Oriental Rugs. Sam is as generous a human being as there ever was and we’re grateful to […]