Expert advice on ways to hang a decorative rug on a wall, without damaging the piece.
With our tried and tested method, cleaning of loose carpets and rugs is simple and effective.
The Cape winter can be hard on your carpets. Incessant rainfall leads to mud and, especially if you have children and pets, dirty feet that regularly track mess through the home.
Hanging carpets that seem to melt off the wall, detailed rugs that suddenly transition to pixel art and 3D optical illusions are just some of the mind-boggling tricks that Faig Ahmed creates with his uniquely woven carpets.
It’s not certain when or where the first magic carpet story appeared. What is clear is that across cultures, magic carpets have timeless appeal.
Since ancient times, Azerbaijan has been a centre for carpet and rug weaving. In the country’s capital, the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets.
Creating a funky, colourful rug is a unique way to put your personal stamp on your living area.
Persian rugs are traditionally from Iran where they are hand-woven by skilled artisans. These carpets are popular in Western homes for their beauty, craftsmanship, quality and rarity.
An Olympic-size swimming pool covers an area of 1 250 square meters. If you put four Olympic pools together and add another half pool, you’ll – almost – have the dimensions of the world’s largest carpet.
Dubbed the Carpet of Wonder, the carpet in the prayer hall of Oman’s Grand Sultan Qaboos Mosque spans an incredible 4,343 square metres.