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Arzu Studio Hope

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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

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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 …