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Must Have: Scandinavian Chic

All who cherish the power which lies in simplicity are definitely familiar with Scandinavian design. There are three clear rules of the style – it should be functional, beautiful and available to everyone. So plain, so brilliant. This modernist movement emerged in the Northern Europe in 1930 at the Stockholm Exhibition as a shift away from realism and romanticism that had been a la mode.

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Antique Rugs

Antique Rugs and vintage rugs add a dimension of style and history to a room that no other floor covering can match. Varying in style, based on local tradition, these rugs have been used for thousands of years as a beautiful and practical foundation on which to build a room. With offerings of antique Persian rugs, antique Oriental rugs, antique Karastan rugs, antique area rugs, vintage rugs, and Moroccan rugs, no matter your preference for color, texture, style or vintage, Doris Leslie Blau offers the widest selection of antique carpets and vintage carpets for sale to fulfill your dreams.

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Vintage Modernist Rugs

The political, cultural and artistic movement of Modernism in art, architecture, music, literature and applied arts emerged in the three decades preceding the First World War, making extraordinarily powerful changes to Western society that are still relevant today.

Tibetan rug

Tibetan Rugs

Tibetan rug making is an ancient traditional craft. Tibetan rugs are traditionally made from Tibetan highland sheep’s wool called changpel. Tibetans use rugs for many purposes ranging from flooring, through wall-hangings, and then on to horse saddles.

Modern rug

Modern Rugs

From the ancient to the modern Doris Leslie Blau weaves a unique web of creativity through our new and custom-designed modernist contemporary rugs. At the forefront of our business is our recognition that a rug or carpet is often the most integral element of any interior, its placement in a room can be likened to the introduction of a painting into a space — it gives the room personality.

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New Rugs

Rugs have been there ever since man thought he should have something beneath the feet even when slippers are not; contemporary tugs came inwhen stillettos replaced slippers! These rugs have their designs derived from modern forms of art such as graphical patterns and 3D. With antique carpets, a rug that fits in with the decor is hard to find but contemporary rugs make it easy to develop a harmony between the floor and the decor without much modification. Their styles vary just like designs in any fashion and ornamental items do. There are complex and intricate patterns on these contemporary rugs on one hand while on the other they can be as simple as squares and rectangles...
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Vintage Rugs

The rugs of the oasis towns of East Turkestan are incomparable. These exotic oriental carpets from Kashqar. Yarkand and Khotan in the Chinese occupied Autonomous Region of Sikiang are collectively known as Samarkands. Typically, they are in a long and relatively narrow format with simplistic spacious designs rendered in a glossy wool, occasionally embellished with richly brocaded silk and metal-thread. The distinctive and prevailing colorations of lacquer reds, chinese yellows, heavily influencted by the neighboring countries of China and Turkey, have been produced in this region since at least the seventeenth century. For thousands of year these lands of arid steppes, deserts and...
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Antique Rugs

Antique Rugs and vintage rugs add a dimension of style and history to a room that no other floor covering can match. Varying in style, based on local tradition, these rugs have been used for thousands of years as a beatiful and practical foundation on which to build a room. With offerings of antique Persian rugs, antique Oriental rugs, antique Karastan rugs, antique area rugs, vintage rugs, and Moroccan rugs, no matter your preference for color, texture, style or vintage, Doris Leslie Blau offers the widest selection of antique carpets and vintage carpets for sale to fulfill your dreams. While some of the technology may have evolved, the basic art of making rugs has not changed...
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