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Rug Inspiration!

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Rug inspiration is everywhere.Sending you some Saturday morning rug love. Neon by Rug Star Sheep dyed with organic dyes by Scottish artist, Helen Ryman "Rug Brush"St. Louis based artist, Howard Jones Image via Rug Star Antique Tekke Rug Image via Cabana Magazine Textile artist, Debbie Lawson Iranian artist J. Petgar Circa 1952 Artist Jason Seife  Custom basketball made for the late Kobe Bryantby Jason Seife Photo via Jalal Sepehr Architectural Rug Installation by Hawkins Thompsonat the Battersea Arts Centre in London Faig Ahmed  hand woven rug art installation Photo via Asa Maese Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku Paige's personal photograph from her trip to the Afourer Valley, Atlas...

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Things We Love!

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One of our many mottos here at PAO "The answer is yes!" Stitched by a local friend and creative, Tamara Harper of The Smallwoods.  African JuJu hats give your space color & texture. These pieces of art are worn in African culture as ceremonial crowns during the meetings of kings and royal council.  Wear one or five! These bracelets are made from un detonated bombs during the Vietnam war. Each "Peace Bomb" bracelet helpsclear UXO from land in Laos. Read more on their story HERE.Available at PAO  A favorite of both Paige and Kalli. Yaser Shaw's textiles and scarves. Light hand...

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Stair Runners::Additional Layers to your Space

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Stair runners are another opportunity for a rug installation. Antique and vintage rugs may be pieced together in matching pairs or mismatched for an eclectic look. Other options include custom made flat weaves, tibetans or modern productions. These are made exactly to your specifications.Stair runners provide cushion, sound proofing& add a layer of color and texture. Inspiration overload belowWhy knot?

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Stars and Stripes

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PAO's version of stars and stripes  Patchwork American Flag made from vintage overdyed rug fragments The 8 pointed star, the star of wisdom. Weavers believed wisdom was the true wealth to be obtained while striving for  American Eagle Persian Kashan rug.                 Antique Eagle Kazak c. 19th Century  Antique Tribal Ensi RugOften used as a door hanging for the front of a yurt Antique Persian Serapi Pair of Antique Sultanabad runners  Antique Persian Heriz Antique Persian Heriz  William McClure's home as seen inHouse Beautiful featuring our blue Turkish Tulu   More red white and blue inspiration...

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Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

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The Tibetan tiger motif is associated with buddhist efforts to tame the wildness of the ego-centric mind through ritual practices. When seated on these rugs they symbolized the lama's ability to control wild impulses of mans internal psyche.Only those with high status owned tiger rugs. It is said the tiger skin brings luxury suitable for a king & keeps away bad spirits. Another function of the tiger rug is to act as a guardian and protector.Tiger rugs are divided in three groups-Flayed tigers-Happy tigers: male & famale, yin and yang that face each other - Abstract tiger designs. "Like many motifs found in hand knotted rugs the Tiger, also called the...

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