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Bijan's Oriental Rug Gallery

Bijanís Oriental Rugs
Hand-Made Oriental Rugs, selected with care and sold with Integrity.

Investing in Oriental Rugs is Like Investing in Anything!
First Rule:  Buy Low.

Hand-Made Oriental Rugs at Affordable Wholesale Prices.

Welcome to the Bijanís Oriental Rugs Gallery

Thank you for taking your time to visit Bijanís online Rug Gallery, former purveyor of Paineís Furniture Rug Gallery in Boston, Mass.

Buying oriental rugs from a private individual or rug dealer can be extremely beneficial,  but unless you have a knowledge of the oriental rug, or both know and trust the person involved, such transactions are not without risk.  If you are buying from a friend it may be worth obtaining an independent assessment in order to avoid the risk of either side feeling that they may have been unfairly treated.  When buying hand made oriental rug from a rugs dealer, or a person you do not know, it is advisable to take along an independent rug expert to negotiate on your behalf.  Private oriental rug dealers are neither more nor less scrupulous than rug dealers who operate from a retail outlets, but they may prove more to tract down if something goes wrong. A good private rug dealer can offer  the same advantages as a oriental rugs retail store, including home trials, often at considerably lower prices.  Dealers can also provide a useful service in locating specific types of rug or generally buying in your behalf.

Bijan who is a third generation rug merchant and has been serving in both the retail and wholesale of oriental rugs since 1985.

He is now offering his expertise and knowledge of hand-made oriental rugs to the public in Long Island, New York, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities.

If you are shopping for a quality oriental rug for your living room, dinning room, family room, or any room in your house. Let Bijan help you find an oriental rug that suit your taste and home decor.

Shopping for an oriental rug requires great deal of time, knowledge, and attention. As your personal rug shopper,  let Bijan do your rug shopping for you.

First, as an expert rug consultant, Bijan will come to your home and help  you to choose the best room size rug for the particular room while learning your taste in color and your room decor. Then, start the search for your desired hand-made oriental rugs.

The advantage of having a personal rug shopper services is: you do not have pay a high retail price to purchase an oriental rugsBijan is well known in the rug wholesale community and is well familiar with the wholesale cost of an oriental rug.  When purchasing a rug, You only pay the wholesale cost of the rug and as a result save 100s to 1000s of dollars.  All this for a flat fee.  Contact Bijan today and let Bijan do the difficult task of shopping for your desired beautiful hand-made oriental rug.

Feel free to browse around Bijanís Oriental Rugs Gallery, specially the rug showroom to view some sample pictures of beautifully made oriental rugs from rug weaving capitals of the world.  If you have any comments or question on Bijanís services, or need more information and want to contact Bijan, click on the contact button link below.

Thanks for visiting and Bijanís Oriental Rug Online Gallery look forward to serving you.

Traditionally, oriental rugs were thought of as expensive luxury items affordable only to a select few, but now area rugs have become affordable additions as common to homes as sofas and dining tables.  No longer considered expensive accessory pieces, Persian design oriental rugs are now sold as part of the overall decor.  Consumers who buy a new dining room or living room set will more than likely purchase oriental rug to complement their selections.

It is important to understand what factors most affect when purchasing an oriental area rug.  However, hand-made Persian design oriental rugs have the unique ability to pull an entire room together by  offering nothing more than a way to accentuate the furniture itself.

What every rug buyer should know

Oriental rugs can be an intimidating subject to discuss.  There are literally thousands of books, brochures, and pamphlets on hand-woven oriental rugs design and construction, so building solid oriental rug knowledge is a life long undertaking. Fortunately every area rug falls into a general design category, a specific type of construction, and contains only a limited number of fibers.  If you can develop a good understanding of these basic aspects you can confidently make a decision in purchasing a hand-made Persian design oriental rugs.

  • Color
    Color can set the entire mood for a space and is usually the first criteria on any oneís list when purchasing an oriental rug.  Each shade sets a different tone and adds intensity to a space. For example, an area rug can open up and brighten a space by using lighter shades, or in contrast, darker shades close in a space and help create a more intimate atmosphere.
    Additionally, people who may be looking for an area rug to compliment fabrics or wall treatments. For this customer; the color pallet is specific and may offer limitations; however, oriental rugs are offered in a diverse array of hues. The need for a broad coloration ranges is universally recognized, and hand-made oriental rugs offers a limitless color varieties.  This unmatched capability ensures the right color match for any decor.
  • Designs
     Over the past several years the floor covering industry has seen an impressive increase in the installations of hard surface flooring.  The durability of these hard surface floors combined with the inexpensive costs of most hand-made oriental area rugs allow homeowners to change the decor of space much more often than in times past.  Now, more than ever, design and style play a pivotal role in flooring decisions.  Traditional, contemporary and everything in between.
    With some of the most fashion forward rugs in the market, today there are designs to fit any lifestyle.
    1) Traditional.
         Traditional area rugs are typically modern day representations of time
         honored European and Asian designs reminiscent of either oriental or
         Persian motifs
    .  It is also important to understand when it is referred to
         traditional area oriental rugs with Persian designs that we are speaking
         about that; the design.  True Oriental and Persian rugs are all individually
         hand knotted of natural fibers made only in the Middle East and far East
         regions of the world and are priced accordingly.
         Traditional designs are sometimes geometric using an allover pattern with
         lineal components.  Traditional geometric patterns are very simplistic and
         unlike most traditional designs usually have no discernable flow. On the
         other hand, traditional; designs can be pictorial illustrating elements from
         nature or from life in general. Floral patterns are also very common
         traditional designs, utilizing a center medallion of an all over technique. Most
         floral designs will be framed with a border of some kind and are usually
         recognized as more Persian Rug than OrientalsTraditional floral designs
         are also typically considered more formal than most.
         Modern day traditional designs rugs utilize color pallets that reflect modern
         day fashions; however, many still simulate authentic oriental Persian design
         motifs and utilize natural fibers that provide an antique reproduction
    2) Contemporary.
         At the other end of the design spectrum you will find the contemporary
         classifications.  When describing contemporary area rugs terms such as
         asymmetrical, architectural, and free form are common.  Basically,
         contemporary designs are characterized by stark contrasts, bold use of color,
         and often geometric design elements.
         One classification with the Contemporary genre is Modern. Modern designs
         tend to be more architectural in feeling. Many Art-Deco designs fall into this
         category. They utilize pure geometric design elements along with dazzling
         variation of primary colors such as blues, greens, and reds.  Modern designs
         tend to be assertive and bold offering a strong statement to a decor. While on
         the other hand, Retro designs hearken back to styles that were first popular
         in the 60ís and early 70ís. They take advantage of the free form concept
         rarely having any rhyme or reason to the flow of the design.
    3) Transitional.
         In a nutshell, transitional designs are a blend of contemporary with
         traditional.  Also, sometimes referred to as casual, they tend to be more
         popular with people looking for the elegance of a traditional design without
         the formality they often project. Transitional are the broadest classification
         of  area rug design and often the most difficult to recognize simply because
         they can contain so many elements found in both traditional and
         contemporary area rugs.
         However, most transitional designs are characterized through the use of open
         spaces containing a sparse assortment of design components; sometimes
         traditional and sometimes contemporary. You will often, but not always, find
         a border in transitional rugs allowing for a more traditional element to what
         would otherwise be a contemporary design.  Floral and leaf patterns ofetn
         fall into this classification.
    4) Tribal.
         Unlike transitional, tribal designs area rugs are probably the easiest
         classification of oriental rugs.  They are characterized by those design
         elements common to a specific culture or ethnic group.  They utilize earth tone
         colors such as yellow, gold, red, and brown.  Tribal designs oriental rugs
         combine these elements in very exacting and structured designs offering their
         own interpretation. They lend themselves well to decor that take on specific
         themes, offering a way to tie the common elements of a particular space
  • Construction
    The construction of oriental area rugs, though technical, is a key element in making decision when purchasing a rug.  Many people who are looking to purchase an oriental rug are interested in the quality of the rug they are about to purchase.  It is important not to become overwhelmed with these facts; however, explaining how a rug came to be and its role in the quality and design adds to the story of the rug and creates confidence in the product.
    There is no need to know everything about each construction process but having a general understanding is imperative.
    A) Hand-Knotting (or Hand-Weaving).
         Hand-knotting is achieved when the craftsman ties of knots pile yarns
         around woven backing fibers (warp and weft). The resulting face of the rugs
         is then sheered to a pre-determined height to give the pile uniformity. In
         general the value of a hand-knotted rug depends on the number of knots per
         square inch
    .  The more knots per square inch the more valuable the rug.
    B) Hand-Tufted.
         Hand-tufted rugs utilize a hand held tufting tool called, simply, a tufting
    .  The craftsman will use the gun to fire pile yarns through a primary
         backing material known as a scrim.  This process forms a looped pile.  If
         these loops are left intact the rug is referred to as hand-hooked rug whereas
         if the loops are sheered off to create a cut pile look, you then have a hand
         -tufted rug
    .  A secondary backing is then applied to the area rug securing the
         pile yarn in place and adding extra stability.

Of course, hand made oriental rugs take quite a bit more effort to produce and are made from natural fibers; therefor, they tend to be more valuable. However, the natural beauty and subtle imperfections that make each rug unique outweigh any increased expense.

  • Fiber
    There are dozens of materials used in the construction of area rugs.  All of which have unique characteristics that offer its own advantages.
    1) Wool
         Wool is noted for luxury and softness, wool has a high build and is available
         in many colors.
         - Wool can absorb up to 1/3 of its weight in moisture through cuticle pores
           and has an ouster membrane that repels water. It can be stretched to 30%
           without breaking.
         - Wool rugs have excellent resistance to compression due to the physical
           nature of wool fiber.  It has a natural crimp with millions of coiled
           molecules, rather than the artificially induced waves found in man-made
    2) Silk
         Silk is used either on its own or in combination with wool.  Silk is reasonably
         hard wearing but it lacks the springiness and suppleness of wool;
         consequently, silk tend to retain any creases or scuffing in the pile, and far
         greater care is needed to protect them damage.
         Its physical beauty is unsurpassed and silk rugs are normally used as
         decorative, rather than functional examples of textiles art, either as wall
         hangings, or floor covering in rooms that rarely see practical use.
         Silk is also used as a foundation material; it is extremely strong, keep its
         shape, and can be spun into very fine strands; however, it is only used when
         exceptionally fine knotting is required.

Understanding basic design concepts is very helpful in selecting an oriental rug.  A few basic principles in design coordination include:

  • Rugs create mood.
    Rugs more specifically their shades, add intensity and relevance to a space. For example, an area rug can open up and brighten a space by using lighter shades or in contrast, darker shades close it in and make it more intimate.
  • Never try to match the main fabric color.  Find a rug that uses its main color the same family of colors found in the swatch you are coordinating.  For example, it would be impossible to match the exact red found in a pillow.  Rather look to see what second or third colors are used in the pillow and match families of colors not specific colors.
  • Another factor you certainly want to consider is size. From small scatter rugs to palatial carpets, both the actual room size and specific decorating scheme are critical in determining the size of the rug best suited to your needs. Dining room rugs need to be sized for placement of the chairs and the table as well as for the absolute measurements of the room.  Take into account how much of the pattern will be hidden or obscured under the table.  Obviously a center medallion design would not be the ideal choice for this purpose.
    Living rooms can have a wide array of layouts and elements.  Sofas, chairs, occasional tables, and lighting fixtures can be arranged in a single unified configuration or in separate seating or ďconversationĒ areas.  In either case your rugs should play a key role in focusing and enhancing the placement of your other furnishings.  In effect, they should function as the ďfoundationĒ of your design plan for any area in which they are used. The possibilities of decorating with rugs are endless, and with the Persian design oriental rug collection from the rug weaving capitals of the world, you can be assured of the very best in colors, design from Bijan, and quality for every room in your home.
  • Traffic makes a difference.  One critical element in selecting and area rug that is commonly overlooked is traffic.  Understanding how much traffic an area rug will be subjected to is not only important in selecting an appropriate design that can hide dirt but also in selecting a rug that can hold up its appearance.

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