Southwestern style decorations in your home or anyone’s home can tell you a lot about that person and somewhat about their lives and how they view the world inside their home and what they feel important in their lives. As I look back on my childhood, in my home and most everyone’s home in my community I visited as a child had Southwestern art, artifacts, statues, and dolls on their tables, walls and everywhere. I even had some in my home I where I grew up, they are so interesting to me and still to this day.

Recently, I did my own research on these artifacts I had in my old home as a child growing up, I found out there are from a Native American tribe that carved these artifacts by hand and passed them down through the generations. I have a new understanding about these artifacts because it is a part of me, my culture that my people trying to preserve through art through the years.

Lastly, décor can tell a story about where it comes from, what people that had it and what it represented. From my culture or a family heirloom you had for twenty and plus years, or you got from a yard sale last Saturday. What you find, it’s just maybe a piece of History you will discover…


Southwestern home floor decorations are important, not because of its archaeological or societal significance, but rather its personal meaning to each of us. The contents of our homes tell the story of our lives – the story of who we are and how we came to be. Home decor is the external expression of our internal selves.

Southwestern Style Is Increasing In Popularity

When we welcome others into our homes we are not simply asking them to step into a building where we just so happen to reside. We are performing the very intimate act of welcoming them into our internal world. This world is filled with the artifacts of our lives; whether that is the oar from our father’s handcrafted canoe hanging on the wall or the perfectly placed Southwestern area rug whose pattern we fell in love with.

Our homes are filled with things we find beautiful and they are reflections of the beautiful parts of ourselves. The components of décor are the elements of our being. Not only do we live in the space, but it is the embodiment of our internal workings. The textures are our emotions and the colors our desires.

Each piece is hand-picked, from the pale washes to deep rich hues, to reflect our personal comfort and beauty. For some that are reflected in a coffee table that was discovered at their favorite thrift store, or one that was handcrafted from beetle-kill pine, or possibly a marble top Chippendale. These pieces, that comprise our homes, reflect our passions and the essence of who we are, whether that is utilitarian, eclectic or intellectual.

Décor matters because these elements in our homes are the signs of life – from a child’s handprint artwork hanging from a magnet on the refrigerator to the throw pillow we refuse to lay on. Each piece tells a small fragment of the story of our lives – how we came to this very moment, who we are and who we hope to be.

“Our customers have the chance to view lots of tribal rugs online. If they like what they see, they can order their rug direct or come to London and see it and any other pieces before making a final decision”, says Nasima Begum, co-founder of Moroccan Hanbels.

“In fact, we encourage people to visit our souk in Spitalfields Market before they buy. You can see the rugs in good daylight and visit a very interesting, historic part of London. The covered, Victorian Market is now home to a dozen shops which all offer something different in interior design and the atmosphere of the market – with all its stalls, food outlets, and other events – makes for an enjoyable day out.”

“The British market for Moroccan rugs is not as developed as that in the USA. The Americans have long valued the bold modernity of these textiles. We have been slower in this country to feel at home with modern interiors.”

“Our rugs have a hard-edge to their geometry and yet are full of expression. Once you have lived with them for a while, you think of them in the same way as a modern artwork. Then you need to remind yourself that they were made by women living very hard lives in isolated parts of Morocco”, comments Muhammad Thompson.

“There is no doubt that the work of these anonymous and devout Muslim women played a significant part in the development of modern art in Europe and the USA: Delacroix, Matisse, Gaugin … these painters all valued their textiles and found inspiration in them. Twentieth-century architects and designers (such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Eames, Alto) found their textures and colors to be a vital counterbalance to the modern spaces they were defining.

“And yet, the oriental rug trade has not valued them here in the same way as it prizes work from the East. At this year’s Hali Fair the three exhibitors of Moroccan rugs had traveled from as far away as Marrakech, Austria, and Paris.

That’s good in one respect for shoppers – prices are much lower here than in the USA and there is every indication that the collectible pieces will prove to be a good investment. The Berbers believe that a good rug is better than money in the bank -and much more enjoyable.

So now, if you want to sample the modern and exotic style of Moroccan flatweaves, a trip to Spitalfields may bring its short and long-term rewards. Prices range from £200 to £900 for room-sized pieces.

Throughout August Moroccan Hanbels are staging an exhibition of their unique collection of Zaiane and Beni M’Gild tribal rugs from the Middle Atlas region.

Buy discount Persian, Indian, Iranian, Chinese and Turkish wool rugs online. Whether you require a needlepoint rug, Kathy Ireland rug, hook rug, country rug or home rugs, we have only the best quality rugs at discount prices.

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By now visiting us online you can view and purchase the exact same products available in-store, assuring whatever your location we can still provide you our high-quality products throughout the USA and beyond.

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A centuries-old rug making technique practiced in the rugged Himalaya Mountains will be demonstrated in Newton Lower Falls, at the showroom of Gregorian Oriental Rugs. A Tibetan Master Weaver will show how her native carpets are made using a weaving rod, a technique, unlike any other rug weaving method.

For centuries, the rugged, breathtaking beauty of Tibet – a land once known as “Shangri-La” – has been woven into the sturdy rugs created by hand in high mountain villages. The rugs are made from prized Tibetan wool, which has longer fibers and higher lanolin content than most wool. After their country was invaded by China, thousands of Tibetans were forced to flee their native land. As a result, these rugs are now woven by Tibetan refugees in nearby Nepal.

Tibetan rugs are known for their bold, simplified designs that have been updated to today’s color palette.

Gregorian Oriental Rugs has been serving the decorating needs of New England for more than sixty-nine years. The company was founded by the late Arthur T. Gregorian in 1934, and has been carried on by his son, John, and grandson, Scott. Gregorian Oriental Rugs displays more than 6,000 hand-made Oriental rugs in their showroom on Washington Street (Route 16) in Newton Lower Falls, MA.

How does a 1902 Frank Lloyd Wright designed house, operated as a museum, stay in top condition for tours? The Illinois state-owned Dana-Thomas house in Springfield calls upon rug designer Jerry Krull to design Prairie style area rugs for sale by the house’s Dana-Thomas House Foundation. Profits from rug sales are used to help fund preservation and educational programs of the Foundation.

“After Jerry donated one of his beautiful area rugs for one of our fundraising auctions, we asked him to design some rugs for exclusive sale through the Foundation’s gift shop and our website” stated Regina Albanese Executive Director of the Dana-Thomas House Foundation in Springfield, IL.

Krull, through his business, Aspen Carpet Designs – Mokena, IL has been designing rugs since 1993. “With my love of Prairie School architecture made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries, I created a niche in rug designs that complement the linear and geometric style of Prairie and Craftsman style interiors,” Krull said.

“The turn-of-the-century decorating styles are having a resurgence. Prairie, Mission, and the Craftsman Bungalow style of simple clean lines and natural earth-toned colors are a growing interior décor trend,” explained Krull. “Being asked to design rugs for a Wright home museum is an honor, and I hope they will help the Foundation continue to raise the funds necessary for preserving the home and continuing its educational programs.”

The Dana-Thomas House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 for Susan Lawrence Dana, a socialite living in Springfield, Illinois. The home, the 72nd building designed by Wright, contains the largest collection of site-specific, original Wright art glass, and furniture. The home has 35 rooms in the 12,000 square feet of living space that includes 3 main levels and 16 varying levels in all.

The Dana-Thomas House Foundation was incorporated in 1983 as a not-for-profit corporation to support the Dana-Thomas House Historic Site, operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The Foundation exists to preserve and protect the Dana-Thomas House and to promote citizen awareness of the architectural significance of Frank Lloyd Wright.

“We have over 45,000 people tour the Dana-Thomas house each year, along with hosting several special events. So there is plenty of ongoing restoration for a house of this age. We have a strong need for revenue sources to fund our programs,” explained Albanese.

The Dana-Thomas House Foundation makes these exclusive rugs and many other Wright inspired products available through it’s “Sumac Gift Shop” at the house site. The rugs may occasionally pop-up on eBay, the online auction website, as well.