Friday, May 27, 2016

Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - the company of orientalrug cleaning, sales, and repair in Bucks County, PA Performs RugsCleaning Miracles

Rug-Cleaning Service offered by Brandon Oriental Rugs Can Accomplish Miracles

The following picture of a cleaning customer's rug was taken at the the time of pick-up. (Frankly, we had low expectations that the cleaning process would provide much improvement in the appearance of the rug based on the poor care it had suffered in the customer's home -- and we told her so.)





















Despite our lack of encouragement, the customer requested us to make an attempt to clean it.

The next picture shows the result of our service's basic rug wash. No heroics were performed, but the rug looks as good as new.





















We can't promise miracles in every instance -- because we don't know what has happened to your rug in the time it has been in your home -- but there is almost always an appreciable improvement in appearance when you elect to have an old, heavily soiled rug professionally cleaned. 
 
Call us (215-794-2300) to arrange a time to evaluate your rug(s), and to discuss our terms. (Sorry, no e-correspondence on this.)


For spot-cleaning instructions, visit our website: www.BrandonRugs.com/
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Bucks County PA Rug Store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - Shares Wall Street Journal Article on Decoding Imagery in Oriental Rugs | PHOTOS

Decoding Imagery in Oriental Rugs

Centuries-old rugs from Turkey, Iran and the Caucasus are selling for as much as $9.6 million at auction, thanks to growing interest from new museums and collectors. Buyers say much of the fun comes in deciphering the symbols embedded in ancient weavers' designs. Here's a look at what some of the imagery portrays. – Kelly Crow  June 17, 2010 6:47 p.m. ET



1) As Islam spread across the ancient Near East, women from Istanbul to Samarkand began to weave portable prayer rugs. This rug made in the isolated mountains of Dagestan, near the Russian border, would have reminded its user where to place his hands while kneeling in prayer. A tiny brown comb symbol in the center might also represent the weaver. ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL



2) Cypress trees often represented weavers' wishes for long lives and good fortune in the rugs like this one from the Turkic-speaking Afshar tribe from Afghanistan and Iran. This tree is green, but trees were often woven in candy colors like red and blue. ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL



3) The nomadic tribes of the Caucasus often added birds to their rugs, but only the Kazaks in the Shirvan district near Tbilisi used this particular type of fan-tailed peacock to represent prosperity. Nearby are starbursts and an orb-like mandala that represent the heavens and the "wheel of life," respectively.  ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


4) This Gendje rug from the Caucauses is close to 200 years old, yet its color pops like new, thanks to natural dyes from indigo, saffron and the madder bush. The crenulated fence shape running along the lower edge is meant to protect the rug's sacred inner imagery from outside evils. "Z" shapes in the diagonal stripes to the upper left also echo the Zoroastrian symbol for the sun. ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


5) Birds like the ones in this late-18th century Laver from Iran were a popular motif in antique rugs because they symbolized freedom and flight from life's earthly toils. Laver rugs are also known for their ornate, floral symmetry. ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


6) Islam discouraged the use of human figures in its sacred art for fear of idolatry, but a woman in an A-line red skirt still pops up in this 150-year-old runner from Kurdish Bidjar. ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


7) As cultures and commerce overlapped, weavers often included symbols of their villages' latest technology. In the case of this Marasali, it's a Russian teapot, or samovar, shown in center. ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL



8) One of the most common symbols in antique rugs is the boteh, a Persian word that means "cluster of leaves" and represented abundance, according to Jan David Winitz, a rug dealer in Oakland, Calif. Ancient weavers often torqued and stretched these rows of seed pods so they looked like flames or birds. Today's designers call it paisley. ERIN KUNKEL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


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Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - the company of oriental rug sales, cleaning, and repair in Bucks County, PA.


Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):

Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase

Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr

Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity

Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham

Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester

Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley

The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap

New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please give us a call if you need help.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Historic Doylestown, PA Farmhouse Sunroom Made Sunnier with Real Handmade Oriental Rug

Homeowners entrusted with stewardship of an historic Bucks County farmhouse located in Doylestown, PA recently selected a traditional handmade oriental rug from Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - to appropriately complete the "sunroom" of their lovely home.



An 8x10 antique reproduction, hand-knotted, Persian Heriz design oriental rug made in India with vegetal dyes and hand-spun wool yarns was selected by the Doylestown homeowners to complete the newly furnished and re-purposed room, blessed with year-round morning sun, at the rear entrance to their centuries old home.


The vintage look of the Heriz rug is period and style appropriate for the age and character of the home.


Notice the characteristic "double-outlining technique" found in many rug styles, particularly Heriz types, originating in northwest Iran. This technique provides enhanced contrast and definition to transitions between major design features (primary border and flanking guard stripes; inner guard stripe and rug background or field; field and medallion.) WIthout this technique these often coarsely woven rugs would not have the same bold, vivid character. Instead they would have the less defined, or soft and diffuse, appearance of the not so distantly related Turkish Oushak style rug. 

Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):
Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase
Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr
Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity
Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham
Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester
Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley
The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap
New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please give us a call if you need help.

Eclectic Decorating Style Advances in New Hope, PA Home with Dramatic Use of a Real Handmade Oriental Rug

A New Hope, PA customer of Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - selected this 8x8 square, one-of-a-kind, hand-knotted Pak-Kazak oriental rug to bring eclectic flair to the "formal" living room of her custom built home.



Brandon Oriental Rugs provided our customer with complimentary rug delivery to her New Hope home. Installation of her rug together with the proper rug padding was also included so that she had nothing to do except enjoy the rug presentation and decide if her first impressions of the rug at Brandon's store were confirmed by its look and feel in her home.


The design is a modern interpretation of the traditional Caucasian "Star Kazak" design style. While extending and expanding on the traditional design motifs found in vintage antique Caucasian rugs, the Pakistani master weavers responsible for this rug strictly honored the Azeri rug making traditions. Vegetal dyes, handspun wool yarns, weave densities and characteristic finishing techniques all contribute to an authentic look and feel in this rug.


Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):
Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase
Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr
Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity
Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham
Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester
Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley
The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap
New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please give us a call if you need help.

Historic Doylestown Farmhouse Owners Use a Real Handmade Oriental Rug to Protect Kitchen Floors


Customer's of Bucks County, PA rug-store Brandon Oriental Rugs -  www.BrandonRugs.comfound this real handmade oriental rug for their historic Doylestown, PA farmhouse kitchen. The room waited over one hundred fifty years to get the rug it deserves to protect and grace its floors. 

Brandon provided our customer with complimentary rug delivery to their home. Installation of the rug together with the proper rug padding was also included so they had nothing to do except enjoy the rug presentation and decide if their first impressions of the rug at Brandon's store were confirmed by its look and feel in its special place in their home.


The rug chosen is an 8x10 reproduction Persian Ferrahan design  made in India according to a 13/65 contract. It has over two hundred hand-tied knots per square inch.

The small pattern and intricate detail of the rug (extremely practical in the eating area) does not in any way diminish the feeling of functional simplicity in the farmhouse kitchen; and is period and style appropriate with the age and character of the home.

Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):
Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase
Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr
Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity
Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham
Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester
Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley
The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap
New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please give us a call if you need help.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Historic Doylestown, PA Farmhouse Kitchen Gets the Rug for Which It Waited 150 Years from Bucks County Rug Store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com




























The owners of an historic farmhouse in Doylestown, PA recently completed repairs and building code upgrades on several rooms in their home. As part of the renovation they elected to place a real hand-knotted oriental rug in the original room of the mid-1800s homestead, the kitchen, to protect the newly refinished heart-of-pine floors.

They chose Bucks County rug store Brandon Oriental Rugs - www.BrandonRugs.com - to assist them with finding a practical solution to their need: something to protect the floors; able to stand up to heavy traffic and daily use in the informal dining area of the home; and something that would look period appropriate without necessarily being a nineteenth century antique rug.


























The rug Brandon helped the homeowners find is an India made reproduction of a Persian Ferrahan design. Made according to a 13/65 contract, it has over two hundred hand-tied knots per square inch; giving it beautiful detail, and enhanced wear characteristics that no machine-made or hand-tufted quality rugs can match. 

While not essential to the ability of the rug to resist stains - which is a natural, built-in characteristic of hand-knotted wool pile oriental rugs - the owners and Brandon focused their rug search on a highly detailed, dark background rug, able to mask any marring from the daily meals being served and eaten atop it. 

The rug chosen is a perfect fit that respects the history of the home; and is just perfect in achieving all that is expected of it for many years to come.


Here are the areas and communities we serve directly with all of our #rug-services (including #Rug-Search(tm); #rug-cleaning, #rug-repairs, #rug-appraisals, #room-measurements, #free-delivery, #interior-design-assistance, #rug-consignments, #rug-storage, #insurance-rug-damage-claims, #rug-shipment):
Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Doylestown, Jamison, Warminster, Warrington, Warwick, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Richboro, Northhampton, Buckingham, Chalfont, Furlong, Lahaska (Peddlers Village), New Hope, Quakertown, Pipersville, Ottsville, Plunstead Township, Buckingham Township, Solebury, Upper Makefield Township, Lower Makefield Township, Bristol, Oxford Valley, Levittown, Morrisville, Wrightstown, Penns Purchase
Philadelphia and Suburbs in Southeast Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Malvern, Devon, Main Line, Chestnut Hill and Bryn Mawr
Mercer County, NJ and nearby communities: Princeton, Titusville, Hamilton, NJ and vicinity
Hunterdon County, NJ and nearby communities: Lambertville, Clinton, Stockton, Whitehouse Station, Flemington, Ringoes, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Chester, Mendham
Chester, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania: Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Upper and Lower Merion, Ft. Washington, Blue Bell, Lansdale, Abington, Rydal, Haverford, Huntingdon Valley, Abington, Newtown Square, Rydal, Paoli, Swarthmore, Conshohocken, Norristown, Harleysville, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Gwynedd Township, Montgomeryville, North Wales, West Point, Upper Frederick Township, Pennsburg, Greenlane, Perkiomonville, Souderton, Sellersville, Pottstown, Chester Springs, West Chester
Lehigh, Berks, Northhampton Counties in Pennsylvania: Easton, Bath, Bangor, Allentown, Bethlehem, Center Valley, Lower Saucon Township and the entire Lehigh Valley
The Poconos and Susquehanna Valley: Jim Thorpe, Mauch Chunk, Hawley, Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Pottsville, Stroudsberg, Delaware River Gap
New Horizons (Outside above Listed Areas)? Invite us to help you. We look forward to opportunities to explore new horizons. If we cannot help you with direct-to-door service, we are always pleased to answer questions and offer suggestions of value to you relative to your interest(s) in fine quality handmade rugs. Please give us a call if you need help.