Contemporary Trends

We have just received a large shipment of rugs and want to show them off. Some are old favorites. Some are new to Addison/Dicus.

Design Your Own Custom Hand-knotted Rug

In spite of the availability of tens of thousands of hand-knotted rugs, designers and their clients sometimes require a custom designed rug. The reasons are varied.

Polyurethane or Oil for your Wood Floor?

Polyurethane is a protective coating that covers and seals the wooden floor underneath. It imparts a shiny, gymnasium-like floor. It can and does look great.

Aria Wood Flooring

Although the area of the floor is relative small compared with the walls and the ceiling, it's a room's most important surface.

India, Nepal and the Future of Fine Hand-knotted Rugs

For thousands of years the peoples India and surrounding countries have produced the world's great textiles. They continue to do so today.

Install a Rug in my Photo

Pictures can really make things easier.

Sari Rugs

For about a year I've been fascinated by the sari rug. These are made from silk recovered from old saris.  As you know saris are the beautiful and stunningly colorful gown-wraps worn by women in India. Certainly their appearance almost everywhere you turn there is a major source of the color explosion that India is famous for.

Red Wine and Your Rug

If you've not seen it happen, you've imagined it happening. You are sitting with good company enjoying a glass of delicious red wine. On the floor is a beautiful hand-dyed, hand-knotted wool rug. "I sure wouldn't want to spill wine on that rug," you say to yourself.

Then it happens.

How to Fold a Rug

Did you ever need to fold a rug for shipping? 


The Mahal style gets its name from a village in Western Iran. It's in the Arak district, famous for weaving rugs for centuries.