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  1. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - CARPETBUYER

    Enter cave for surprises

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Euan McKirdy

    ... personality. CarpetBuyer, which occupies more than 3,000 sq ft on Horizon Plaza's 17th floor, stands out for its dedication to carpets. Butt also departed from the traditional Persian carpet route to start a contemporary carpet business. "He wanted to set himself apart from everyone else in the Persian carpet business, which his family started in 1967," says Heena Mir, who joined ...

  2. Magic goes out of the Persian carpet business

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong is set to lose three of its most exclusive carpet shops over coming months as the world's supply of handwoven Persian rugs dries up. Rehman Mir will be closing ... in the carpet business for five generations, shut his premier shop off London's Savile Row in March despite a doubling in the price of Persian carpets over the past year. Mr Mir said 'old ...

  3. Vast assortment of styles leaves customers floored

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From vibrantly coloured shag carpets to Tibetan rugs and classic Persian designs, CarpetBuyer, on the 17th floor of Horizon Plaza, carries something to suit most tastes. 'We strive ... are all coloured with natural, organic dyes and wool colours.' CarpetBuyer has a vast selection of upscale Persian carpets, many of which are between 20 and 50 years old, and are made ...

  4. Weaving a spell

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Stuart Wolfendale

    ... Carpets should be the focal point of a room and are not for hanging on a wall, writes Stuart Wolfendale The design and crafting of Persian carpets or rugs follow principles that run from Turkey to India. When shopping for a Persian carpet you will probably be attracted to a piece from Lahore or Kabul. For an idea of pricing, a carpet of medium quality, which can be a fine carpet ...


    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to US$6,000 will buy a good-quality six-metre-square Persian or Turkish carpet. Prices of valuable pieces, however, can top US$1 million, he says. EVENTS Carpets with Royalty exhibition, 10am-6pm, ... Sofia A. Suarez Q I find Turkish rugs appealing, but I'd like to know more before I start collecting. WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS 'A beautiful carpet is like a fine painting,' says ...

  6. Persian carpets are a smart investment

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... art pieces only provide visual pleasure. Yet Persian carpets fit all the categories of luxury, usefulness and they are child-proof. Hong Kong is one of the most popular cities in Asia for such carpets, according to Avais Ahmad, owner of Al-Shahzadi, a local Persian carpet store. 'There is a growing interest in Persian carpets from Hongkongers, as more go overseas to study ...

  7. Pop-art Persian carpet a first

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... the artist's trademark drawings lovingly recreated in silk and cotton using centuries-old Persian carpet-weaving skills. The outcome is a 1.2 metre by 1.8 metre rendition of one of Haring's poster-art paintings that took two months to produce and cost $12,000. The work was commissioned through the Wyndham Street carpet dealers Persian Arts, who had the replica specially woven ...

  8. Trade's flying thanks to rising demand

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Tara Dame

    ... features and therefore have a higher value. Persian Arts, a carpet retail business with an outlet in Central, specialises in the more traditional form of hand-knotted carpets from Iran ... or material, and a hand-carving process where rugs are sculpted by hand to create unique patterns and textures. Persian Arts opened its sister company Sinbad Carpets last year, offering traditional ...

  9. Rug up your home the right way

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standpoint. A good indication of this is to check if the carpet you are buying has certification from GoodWeave, an international non-governmental organisation that works to end illegal child labour in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. ...

  10. Expert Advice

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Collecting tips from those in the know Q I saw a beautiful carpet with abstract designs that looked very modern. However, I was told it was an ancient method of rug-making from ... the Fars region of Iran,' says Rizwan Butt, manager of Oriental Carpet Trading House (tel: 2523 9502), whose family has been in the business for six generations. Butt explains that, although ...




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