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NAMES OF ORIENTAL CARPETS AND RUGS

Oriental carpets and rugs are known by the names of the towns, districts, or provinces in which they are made. KURDISH Faraghan Cabistan Kelim Anatolia Agra Ghorevan Cashmere Mousul Bergamo Amritsar Hamadan Chichi Persian Kurdistan Ghiordes Benares Herati Circassian Sumak Kir-Shehfr Jubbulpore Herez Dagheslan Turkish Kurdistan Kulah Kashmir Ispahan Dcrbend Ladik Malabar Khorassan Guenjes Melez…

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CARPETS AND RUGS

OTHER than grass grown on Cumberland earth or a path of springy moss, there is nothing so delightful to walk on as the rich pile of an Oriental rug or carpet. Certainly there are few things more decorative. Your feet sink into it, is the proverbial expression. The pile is fashioned of innumerable little tufts…

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Do not over-furnish

A grandfathers clock is a time-honoured institution, and a framed or plain mirror is never out of place, but care must be taken to hang it sideways to the light, because direct sunlight is apt to spot it: Where there is no cloak-room, and space is available, a clothes cupboard is preferable to a hat-stand,…

Staircases

Floor And Stair Repairs

An uneven wooden floor is best levelled with a floor-sanding machine, which can be hired. Ask your hire-shop for clear instructions as to how to use this. Walking about and observing the noise of bare boards will show if there are any gaps between boards and joists. Warped boards may be pulled down by driving…

DIY Home Surveying
Home Surveys

DIY Home Surveying

If you really are reluctant to do household repairs, it’s obvious that you should buy a house that doesn’t need them. The right house would be one that has recently been decorated to your taste, has all the built-in storage you require and all the plumbing, electrics and roofing in working order. This will then…

Insulating New Floors
New Floors

Insulating New Floors

If the floors of a building, whether concrete, suspended timber or brick on earth, are in really poor condition (dry rot, wet rot, furniture beetle, subsidence) you may decide to replace them. In this case the new floor will inevitably be of concrete and can be insulated when it is being laid. The techniques described…