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Contemporary shag rugs

Classic And Contemporary Shag Rugs – Oriental & Persian Rugs

If you’ve ever had the good fortune to go to Bazaar Farsh (Farsh literally meaning ‘to spread’ and also a word for carpet or rug in Farsi) in the old centre of Tehran, or the ancient bazaar in Tabriz (the capital of East Azerbaijan Province, Iran) then you will know the meaning of classic meets contemporary when it comes to all that is knotted and woven and tied and rests on a floor.

The carpet and rug bazaars themselves are places where classic, ancient and new, contemporary come together; classic being the barbars who are bent from carrying rugs on their backs, and ancient are the designs and motifs that mimic great Islamic architectural patterns, and new is the fresh wool and the dyes, and contemporary are the colors that illuminate piles of rugs spread out on platforms for viewing or draped on walls, and spilling out into the walkways…rolls and rolls of carpet and miles and piles of wool contemporary shag rugs from every dealer’s stall or shop or office where international rug trading is as ancient an art as it is a modern industry.

The scent of these market places is one that any rug lover knows without looking – the aroma of musty wool, the earthy smell of the bowls of liquid dye, mixed with the scent of narghile sheesha tobacco from hookah pipes, perhaps a simmering pot of sweet Persian tea or cardamom-scented coffee on a coal fire, some incense, and a distant whiff of kebab.

A Persian Rug

Here, in a bazaar in Tehran or Tabriz, is where you will find the Heriz design wool contemporary shag rug, brought from other cities, like the famous Ardebil, with its distinctive geometric pattern, different due to straight lines and jagged edge motifs like the Kazak rugs of southern Azerbaijan – more modern than what you’d expect from a Persian wool contemporary shag rug. The Heriz (or Hariz or Heris) wool contemporary shag rugs are thick, tough, and often less expensive than the more classic Tabriz carpets.

Although in the bazaars it can be tough to wade through the piles of rugs that have been loosely woven, or that have a low knot count, and are of poor quality, it is certain that by the time they have been inspected and reach a boat or a plane and are imported to a distant country, only the best and strongest rugs have survived the rigorous scrutiny of dealers and merchants trained in carpet buying.

Contemporary shag rugs

Quality control is to some extent what an importer is all about. The carpets that are collected by the initial buyer with an eye for color, texture and design, will then be passed on to be thoroughly examined by experienced carpet inspectors who spend of their lives on their knees.

When buyers select carpets, more than half of what they see is rejected quickly by the first inspector. Subsequent inspection may reveal an odd dye tone or a warp or a crease or a crinkle that no amount of stretching will fix, so the next ones are eliminated, and so on, until only a few select contemporary shag rugs and carpets are chosen for shipment overseas.

Mehraban runners or Mehriban contemporary shag rugs, which use the Hamadan weave, are often decorated with flowers and medallions on dark (often blue) backgrounds. These fantastic and historic rugs come from a place west of Teheran, between Sarouk and Hamadan, and are considered sturdy wool rugs having one heavy cotton weft and then thick, high quality wool, coarsely woven into fine and durable rugs, perfect for hallway runners and high traffic areas.

Another great contemporary shag rug from the region is the Bakhtiari contemporary shag rugs and carpets tinted with vegetable dyes, and although sometimes the yarn is spun by machine, they are fine carpets made from symmetrical knots single or doubled wefted. The single wefted rugs may be similar to Hamadan except that Bakhtiari tend to have larger wefting.

Karadja carpets, although similar to Hamadan, and can also be decorated with hooked medallions (somewhat like the Lambaran), but are in fact different because the wool is coarser and therefore the rugs are heavier. Karadja rugs are primarily runners or small contemporary shag rugs, rarely large carpets.

Although the word ‘Persian’ or Oriental carpet or rug may instantly conjure in western minds the idea of an ancient, old or traditional rug, this is not at all the case for the rug makers or their dealers. Since carpets are constantly being designed, woven and knotted, each piece is new, and motifs that may appear traditional may actually be variants of the original patterns, and the coloring or dyes may be in keeping with modern trends, and therefore considered very contemporary.

The other thing is that ‘antique’ to those who make carpets may simply mean something that was not made this year or last. When you live and work and sell your wares amidst buildings with walls and arches that are truly ancient, in a land that has a history as old as man, then perhaps the words modern and contemporary versus antique and traditional have a very different meaning indeed.

It is interesting to note that about 5 million weavers in Iran create carpets and a million of those are for export alone. Needless to say there are styles created that mimic both old and new flooring styles. The most common sizes are the Farsh or Qalii which are anything over 6×4 feet, the Qalicheh is anything under 6×4, and the famous Kilim rugs of the nomads are all much smaller in general (usually prayer rugs) and used abroad as toss rugs or small contemporary shag rugs.

Speaking contemporary shag rug sizes, one really, really big contemporary shag rug, perhaps the largest on record is the one in the Grand Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Muscat which is 4,343 square meters in size. (Photo of Sultan Qaboos Mosque courtesy of Iran Carpet Co.)

When seeking wool contemporary shag rugs, Persian and oriental rugs are almost all made of wool. Cotton is only for the foundation, wool is what creates the pile and what receives the wear. Some of the wool is Kork wool, Manchester wool, and even Camel Hair wool, while silk may be softer and finer it is also more expensive and less durable. Oriental silk carpets are most often wall tapestries and not intended for heavy traffic on the floor.

contemporary shag rug

The Amazing Features of the Contemporary Shag Rug as Indoor and Outdoor Carpets.

With purposes ranging from home decorations in a stylish and unique way to adding elegancy to your home, the Contemporary shag rug have always been stylish and cheap as a means of indoor and outdoor decoration when compared to tiles. You can save a large sum of money by using the Contemporary shag rug as opposed to putting up marble floors or tiles. The money you save as result of choosing to go for a Tibetan carpet can further be used to buy other decorative artefacts for both the interior and exterior of your house.

In the event the floor of you house gets a crack or your veranda tile gets broken, you can  decide on using the Tibetan carpet to hide the Crack on that veranda and at the same time incorporate beauty and uniqueness for either the inside of your house or outside based on where you decide to use it.

The material used to make the Tibetan carpet is extremely outstanding. Contemporary shag rug are usually made from high quality sheep wool that in most cases come from the Tibetan highlands. Contemporary shag rug are moisture resistant and amazingly easy to clean the dirt from.

contemporary shag rug

Designed to give a very classy look to your home, Contemporary shag rug are designed to be of different colours that are both appealing and exclusive. Based on the décor of your house, you can select from a variety of colours that match your home décor and your preferences.

The holistic pattern that the Contemporary shag rug take is what distinguishes them from other carpets. The pattern is very attractive and self compelling. As outdoor carpets, the Contemporary shag rug can be used at pool sides where they add a distinctive nature to the outside surrounding.

Using the Tibetan carpet to the outside of you house brings a refreshing and appealing look to your home. The carpet can also create a prosperous and well accomplished playing area for your children if it is customized outside your house.

Having been tailored from sheep wool that is of high quality, the Contemporary shag rug are easy to clean and do not allow dirt or smaller chuffs of dust to keep inside the carpet. You can easily use a vacuum cleaner to clean a Tibetan carpet based on the fact that these carpets are well featured and customized as both indoor and outdoor carpets.

Contemporary shag rug are very outstanding and therefore they should be well maintained and properly used in order for them to last for a longer period of time.

Casual area rug

Make a Casual Area Rug the Focal Point of Your Room

Animal prints have become very popular decorating items in recent years, with African animals being especially well-represented. Animal prints and designs lend themselves perfectly to be the focal point of any room and the Casual area rug is certainly no exception.

A focal point is something that the eye goes to immediately on entering a room, and could be a picture window with a great view, a painting, a piece of furniture or artwork or a dramatic rug on the floor. This is where your Casual area rug fits into the decorating scheme. A room without a focal point can seem to be insipid, uninteresting or to missing something, regardless of what decorating style is used.

Casual area rug

When looking at redecorating a room, or changing the style of decor, it is a great idea to start with a bold or interesting item that will be the focal point in the room. Once you have the focal point, the rest of the decorating is much simpler because you have a base to work from. When your focal point is a floor rug, other decorating features will radiate out from it.

The colors in the Casual area rug will be the inspiration for the color scheme of the whole room. The walls would look great in a cream or pale beige to act as a neutral backdrop for the Casual area rug and other feature decorating items. If your room is fairly large, particularly if it is a rectangular shape, you could paint one wall at the end of the room in a feature color. This could be a jungle green to act as a feature that would make a great backdrop for some lovely artwork to coordinate with the African theme.

To follow the theme that the Casual area rug has set, use other animal prints for cushions, arranged with plain cushions in coordinating and contrasting colors. A throw rug over the back of a sofa and artwork of African animals and landscapes will complete this wonderful room.

Butterfly Flower Baby Dress & Pants Set

organic dresses uk

organic dresses uk

Enjoy the sun in style with this delightful butterfly print baby dress with matching pants. Just pair with a sun hat for a perfect summertime outfit.

Baby will love to crawl around the garden in this pretty floral organic dresses uk with matching frilly pants. Perfect for warmer days thanks to the soft and breathable cotton material. For a perfect summer outfit, this bright and vibrant dress looks great when matched with its fun and funky matching sun hat. Fitted with four buttons at the back to make changing a breeze.

  • Machine washable at 30 degrees
  • 100% cotton
  • Do not tumble dry

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

 

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Organic Cotton – Butterfly Baby Boy Sleepsuits

Baby will be as beautiful as a butterfly in this lovely striped sleepsuit. Our applique baby rompers feature a whole host of friendly faces… and they’re 100% organic too!

For all the little ones who love spending time in the garden, this applique butterfly baby boy sleepsuits is sure to be a treat. Our big and bold applique butterfly perks up one of our purple stripy rompers with her green and pink wings, and the pink trims finish it off nicely. Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton: soft, quality and good for the environment! Features an easy-on envelope neckline and popper leg fastenings to make changing easy. Suitable for babies from 0 – 12 months.

  • Machine washable at 30 degrees
  • Leg popper fastening
  • Envelope neckline
  • Super-soft to the touch
  • 100% GOTS certified organic cotton baby clothes
  • Made with AZO-free dyes
baby boy sleepsuits

baby boy sleepsuits

Free Delivery on all UK orders

UK DELIVERY OPTIONS

Royal Mail Standard – 2 to 4 Working Days – FREE

Royal Mail 1st Class – 1 to 2 Working Days – £3.40

Next Working Day DHL Express – £9 (If ordered before 1 pm Mon to Fri)

EUROPEAN DELIVERY OPTIONS

European Standard Delivery – Estimated delivery within 7 working days – £7.50 (Free for orders over £100)

European DHL Express – 3 to 4 working days – £20

NORTH AMERICA DELIVERY OPTIONS

North America Standard Delivery- up to 2 weeks – £12 (Free for orders over £100)

North America – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £20

AUSTRALIA DELIVERY OPTIONS

Australia Standard Delivery – up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Australia – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days – £26

REST OF WORLD DELIVERY OPTIONS

Rest of World Standard Delivery – Up to 2 weeks – £14 (Free for orders over £100)

Rest of World – DHL Express – 3 to 6 working days- £28

*If you are ordering from outside the UK or European Union local taxes and import duties may be applicable and payable when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You are responsible for payment of any such taxes and import duties. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order. We cannot predict their amount or have any control over these.

**Please note! In the rare instance that your delivery is very heavy we may contact you for extra delivery costs.

DISPATCH TIMES

If your order has been accepted, we will dispatch your order as quickly as possible Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched the following Monday. For any orders placed over the weekend, these will be processed the following Monday.

TRACKING

Once your order has been fulfilled we will send you a confirmation email to the address you entered in your order. If you selected an express courier option, this will include your unique tracking number to track your parcel. You can track the progress of your delivery from despatch to delivery.

Returns Policy

We hope you love everything you order, but in case you don’t, not to worry. We will happily accept returns for unused merchandise in its original condition at time of purchase for up to 30 days from purchase date.

For items purchased on www.tillyandjasper.co.uk, we offer a full refund (with the exception of gift wrapping and shipping expenses associated with the order) if they are returned in their original condition within 30 days of purchase.

If in the unlikely event your product has a manufacturing defect, please contact us at support@tillyandjasper.com or call us on 020 7193 6913. We are here to help and resolve any concerns Monday through Saturday from 9am GMT to 6pm GMT.

PLEASE BRING ME COFFEE PILLOW CASE

personalized pillow cases for kids

personalized pillow cases for kids

These soft and luxurious quote personalized pillow cases for kids are printed on double brushed microfiber fabric in lasting and vibrant colors that will brighten any room.

Available in Two Sizes

Standard/Queen Pillowcase – 20”x 30”
Euro Sham – 26″x 26”

  • Machine Washable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Breathable, stain and wrinkle resistant fabric
  • Designed, printed and finished in the USA

 

organic baby clothes

Best Organic Baby Clothes – Our Top May Picks

Here are some of the best organic baby clothes we have on our site.  Obviously you could say we’re biased but it’s got to be said that we have some pretty special organic baby clothing.

Organic Cotton – Butterfly Sleepsuit

Organic Cotton Butterfly Sleepsuit

How adorable is this lovely striped sleepsuit! The applique butterfly baby romper is 100% organic and is beautifully soft to the touch.The purple and white stripes set off the green and pink butterfly perfectly.  We love that it’s made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton

So it’s not just great for baby but it’s good for the environment too.  The easy-on envelope neckline and poppers on the legs make nappy-changing an absolute breeze too.

Pigeon Organics Silhouette Romper – Mustard Elephant

Organic Cotton Babygrow

This romper is ideal if you’re buying before the birth and don’t know what gender baby you’re having. The colours and styling are unisex and the mustard elephant print is stunning.  I love the contrasting striped cuffs and feet too. This one is also 100% organic cotton and is soft as soft can be. Perfect for baby to sleep in but gorgeous enough to wear out and about too. It comes in four sizes from newborn to 18 months.

Kite Rainforest Dress – Organic Cotton

Kite Rain Forrest Organic Cotton Dress

This striking summery dress is just up my street.  Yes I have three daughters but hey, I’ve never been a fan of pinky pastels.  The vibrant colours are a real tropical pop and I love it. It’s nice and loose-fitting too to keep your baby or toddler cool.  Perfect for holidays and comfy to wear too. The baby dresses is made from 100% GOTS Organic Cotton and it’s machine washable at 30C. Win Win!

Kite Seahorse Set – Organic Cotton

Kite Seahorse Set

What a lovely summery set this one is! Perfect for a girl or a boy with it’s pink, blue and corn-yellow seahorse. The tunic style top is a loose-fitting organic cotton slub fabric. The seahorse applique is classy and fun as are the gorgeous bubble shorts. The shorts contain 5% elastane to give them that extra bit of stretch.  The rest is all organic cotton.

Organic Applique Baby Body – Rose Dot Hedgehog

Organic Cotton Hedgehog Baby Body

I know, I know I’ve said it before but I love the super-cute hedgehog on this short sleeve baby body. It’s made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton and is wonderfully soft on baby’s skin. The applique design is absolutely stunning and the rose-gold dots are very on-trend! You can safely bet that you’ll get people asking you where you bought it.

Yes there are a few other sites we could recommend but we’ll leave that till next time!

Source: https://www.tillyandjasper.co.uk/blogs/news/best-organic-baby-clothes-our-top-may-picks

Tips On Choosing Baby Organic Clothes

Babies deserve the best of care. They are dependent on us for their needs, their experiences of the world, and for feeling safe. One of the ways in which you can make them feel comfortable is by dressing them in baby organic clothes. A 2010 study involving US babies found that more than eight out of ten babies make their online debut before they are two years old. When you put baby pictures online, dress them in organic clothes to make them stand out.

baby organic clothes

baby organic clothes

Compared to garments made from conventional material, clothes made from organic material reduce the chemicals a baby is exposed to. Babies grow fast and they are also more vulnerable to environmental toxins than adults. Their smaller size when compared to adults means that they absorb more pesticides for each pound of their body weight. Toxins stay in their system for a longer time and can have a more severe impact than they have on adults.

Garments for your child can be made from organic cotton. Organic cotton is obtained from plants which are not genetically altered. Fertilizers and pesticides are not used when these plants are grown. Check whether this cotton is certified as 100% organic by the United States Department of Agriculture. This certification implies that it meets strict federal requirements about how the cotton was grown.

You can buy an organic bib, beanie hat, and infant bodysuit set. This can also make a great gift to give at a baby shower. You can choose an infant bodysuit in pink or blue, depending on whether you are looking for a gift for a boy or a girl. Other accessories you can consider include an organic diaper bag. You can also choose a blanket for your baby which is made from organic cotton so that he or she sleeps peacefully, and lets you rest too!

Wash baby organic clothes separately, so that they do not come in contact with viruses that may be present on the clothes of their parents. Use an eco friendly detergent and fabric softener.

Baby Boys Pyjamas and The Pleasure of A Good Night’s Sleep

Baby boys pyjamas are a vital item in the wardrobe of a gentleman. It has changed into a favourite sleepwear for many males all around the world.

The sporting of baby boys pyjamas as sleepwear has developed into not solely a trend but a part of everyday life for all cultures. Races, Europeans, Africans and people of different nations put on pajamas when it’s night time. Some people even find it relaxing to put on pajamas in the event that they want to sit around the house on any lousy noon.

Baby boys pyjamas

Baby boys pyjamas

An individual can now choose baby pyjamas relying on his penchant. Somebody who needs to look stylish even while sleeping can select from quite lots of materials such as satin and silk. However most individuals choose to put on cotton pajamas due to the self-assurance and relieve it gives them.

A person should purchase cotton pajamas for himself. He can choose from the totally different designs of pajamas which can be made from a hundred percent cotton. Cotton pajamas usually are not merely relaxing to put on however they’re easily cleaned with just bare hands.

Aside from shopping for cotton pajamas, a person can even buy them for other people as a souvenir. What is nice about presenting pajamas as a gift is that it could actually be taken as a private present or as an aloof reward. An individual can offer pajamas to a friend.

Most people might have already got their own pajamas but a person can by no means get enough of pajamas because they’re used each evening for sleeping. The more pajamas a person has the extra decisions he has as well as the more exciting sleeping will become.

A person who’s a good friend whining about sleeping issues can provide him a couple of pyjamas. It will show his buddy how he worries regarding his health and how he cares for him. No individual can say no to a couple of pyjamas as a gift especially if it comes from someone he considers a good friend.

Cotton pajamas for men are very practical not only as a result of they can be used nearly everyday. They are also very economical and are usually good present merchandise for those that have minimal finances during particular events like Xmas or birthdays.

An individual who gets baby boys pyjamas as a present will definitely have a tough time forgetting the giver for a long time. As long as he continues to wear the pyjamas he will always think of how thoughtful the giver is.

Acquiring the right size of pyjamas can also be not an issue because most pyjamas for babies are available normal sizes of small, medium or large. They are also out there in on-line retailers making the acquisition simpler as well as more efficient.

 

Organic Clothes Baby

Surprising Stats About Organic Clothes Baby

Organic Cotton has become a well known fact that the vast majority of food crops are sprayed time and again with insect killers but possibly fewer people value that the clothes we wear have led a likewise heavily treated life. Cotton is in actual fact the most stretched crop in the world and many other common clothing materials undergo a similar fate. It stands to reason than that if you wish your babies to lead an organic lifestyle you will want them to wear organic clothes. A baby skin is five times thinner than that of an adult making it far easier for dangerous and harmful toxins to enter their bodies. Organic clothes baby is free of poisonous residue making them and you more comfortable with what they’re wearing.

Organic Clothes Baby

Organic Clothes Baby

The Safest organic clothes baby You Can Buy

Up to now wave established that when you’re purchasing baby clothes or bedding for your baby you should look for labels marked 100% Organic. But there’s another issue at hand you should be aware of clothing dyes.

Traditional bright clothing dyes are full of harmful material as well. However organic manufacturers are coming up with ways to get around the issue. Cotton is now grown organically in different earth tone colours reddish brown yellow and green using absolutely no dye at all.

But great steps have been made in the production of organic clothes baby dyes and many are safe now and produced without any harmful chemicals. It’s best to stick with lighter pastel colours when purchasing your organic baby clothing as these are the dyes that are more natural and less harmful to your little one.

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