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Check out our Facebook page posts for more antique rugs and textiles that are available! July 08 2017, 0 Comments

These are antique collectible and decorative rugs that are being cleaned and repaired that will be available soon.  Thanks!

Is this a new Bijar from Iran or an Antique? July 01 2017, 0 Comments

Summer is great time to get those rugs cleaned and repaired! March 08 2017, 3 Comments

A round of applause is well deserved for surviving what has to be one of the wettest and coldest winters on the books! And now that Spring has sprung, it's time to get your Rugs dusted and cleaned! As an incentive, we are knocking 25% off our normal very low rates for a limited time. If you would like to get some repairs done to your rugs, now would be a good time to get that done as well. Thanks and hope to hear from you!  Free pick up and delivery.

Say what you will after reading this article, but the photography is nice! May 29 2016, 0 Comments


Navajo Churro Sheep Brief History March 15 2016, 0 Comments

The Navajo-churro breed is descended from the sheep introduced to the Rio Grande valley by the Hispanic people who settled there in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, about the time that the Massachusetts Bay Colony and New Amsterdam were being settled in eastern North America and the French were settling in what is now Quebec. These sheep are drought tolerant and well adapted to the climate of the southwest. The Navajos were living in close proximity to the new Hispanic communities and learned sheep raising and the use of wool from their not always peaceful interactions with the Hispanic settlers. Navajo-churro sheep are dual coated and their soft, crimpless inner fleece was used to produce the finely spun and woven Chief Blankets which gained the Navajos fame as some of the greatest weavers in the world.
During the period from 1864 to 1868, the Navajos were incarcerated at the Bosque Redondo near Ft. Sumner, New Mexico in a misguided attempt to stop raiding and violence in the southwest, which was rapidly opening up to settlement in the aftermath of the Civil War. The Navajos' flocks of Navajo-churro sheep, thought to number about 200,000, were destroyed and by 1868, only about 6.000 sheep are known to have survived. Through great personal sacrifice, the Navajos rebuilt their flocks and by the 1890's they were once again able to weave with their own "free" wool as their weaving focus shifted into the burgeoning market for rugs. The strong outer coat of the Navajo-churro was blended with the inner coat to produce a lustrous and durable weft yarn and it also made an excellent warp thread that often survives even if the weft yarns are worn away.   In the late 1930's, the Navajos' flocks were again forcibly destroyed and the government required them to raise Rambouillet-Suffolk hybrid sheep that had wool and meat that was markedly greasier. The aim of the government was to stop the overgrazing that was thought to be contributing to the Dust Bowl. Navajo weavers eventually adapted to using this wool, but it negatively impacted the quality of their weaving for years as they did so.

A great article on the status of Rug Trade between Iran and America February 22 2016, 0 Comments


Relationship building! Reading this blog might just be the best 8 seconds you ever spent! January 12 2016, 0 Comments

They say a website has 8 seconds to grab your attention and plead its case.  If you are reading this, it means not only have you decided to give us 8 seconds, but that you also get to find out about our free shipping, free pads, and free appraisals.  Do you know how refreshing it is to be able to text me a picture or email me a picture of your rugs for a valuation without being charged?  I can't tell you how many times in the last year people have been so grateful for free information that is difficult to get!





Thoughts on 2015 December 30 2015, 0 Comments

First of all, a big THANK YOU is due to all the Rug Curator customers who made 2015 a great year! We really appreciate your business and your feedback.  We feel honored and privileged to be the one's who you bought rugs from and entrusted to clean and repair your rugs as well!!!  Recently we have added a link on our Home Page ( Rug Curators warehouse) to one of our biggest suppliers based in Pakistan and Afghanistan to give you 12,000 more choices to choose from!  We hope that this will serve you well.  As always, we are searching for the best value in Hand-Knotted rugs to offer our customers in a way that doesn't insult your intelligence!  We know you are sophisticated shoppers who appreciate our straight forward approach with our best price always first: none of this "was $5,000.00 now $2,500.00" rug barking that seems to still be so ubiquitous in the market place.  So, we wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year and God Bless.  Cheers!

Here's a deal! Selling this rug on behalf of a RugCurator customer......$500.00! November 10 2015, 0 Comments


FREE RUGS FOR WEBSLUETHS! July 01 2015, 0 Comments

Every month, as part of a marketing strategy, we will be offering a free rug or weaving.  All you have to do is be the first to find it!  Email us, let us know you found it, and if you are first,  we will ship it to you free of charge if you live outside of TREASURE VALLEY.  If you live in the TREASURE VALLEY, you can make arrangements to pick it up.  The free rug is not going to be in the Rug Curators Warehouse Link inventory.