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Arzu Studio Hope

In Classic, Modern, Traditional, Vintage by Ashley BLeave a Comment

Every handmade rug has a story to tell, and the stories behind Arzu Studio Hope’s rugs are nothing short of remarkable. Proffering exquisite hand-knotted rugs as well as hope for women in Afghanistan, the not-for-profit organization lives up to its name. Each rug is crafted on a loom in its weaver’s home or one of Arzu’s Women’s Community Centers in Afghanistan.

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The Ephesus Collection

In Classic, Traditional, Vintage by Ashley B1 Comment

Situated on the western Turkish coast lies the port city of Selçuk, site of the ancient city of Ephesus. Established in the 10th century BCE, Ephesus boasts a diverse history colored by contributions from Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, mythology, and religion. Goth raids and earthquakes damaged the once-bustling center of commerce under Greco-Roman rule, and Ephesus…

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Welcome to Fine Art Underfoot

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From nomadic tents to princely palaces, the rug trade has dotted the global landscape for millenia. The first rugs were used for warmth, comfort, prayer, and meditation; they served a purpose. The Pazyryk Carpet confirms this ancient tradition. Dated to approximately 500 BCE and preserved in frozen soil in Siberia, it is the oldest surviving piled rug. It was unearthed …