Category Archives: rugs

“There can be only one…”

Well, you CAN have more than one rug if you like, we don’t mind.

So, did we name our lovely new line of rugs after the worst film ever made, after an area of Scotland, or did we just use a random impressive sounding word?

Answers on a postcard to the usual address. There may be a prize!

You can see more of the Highlander here, along with our other styles.

If you mention Christopher Lambert I might give you 5% your order too.

Please feel free to visit us at www.therealrugcompany.co.uk

All the best
Stuart

Project Kilims from Turkey


The skill of making a large variety of rich colours from natural dyes almost became lost, and it is no longer known how to make quite a few colours. Gradually these skills are being rediscovered…

kilims are hand weaving with needle. they are %100 hand made. meaning of this is %100 hand spin wool + %100 natural colours + % hand weaving. they are projekt kilims. this projekt start 1990 by the government the name is ”dobag”. meaning of this is: returnning to the tradition. because al this natural colours are missing dye’s. we work in this projekt to try to give life agein for a missing culture and the dye.2000 peaple has been working for the projekt. in the and we find very beatiful and valuable colours. the kilims you have now they are the best new kilims of the world. be sure aboute this. as much as you use they get better and better. the wool get’s soft and shinning. by the time when they are old they are becoming more and expensive and valuable. in the year one time you can wash them (cold water and shampoo). if you drop on them anything dont worry they are not absorb them in side.because hand spin wool is only absorb things if you are boild them… ” (Hasan, Turkey , January 2008)

These Kilims are available at www.therealrugcompany.co.uk which also supplies Flokati Rugs, Cowhides, Reindeer hides.

IKEA rugs



I went to IKEA in Göteborg yesterday. They had some excellent deals on christmas decorations.

Then i walked into the rugs section. Being involved with www.therealrugcompany.co.uk , i know a little about rugs. Oh my god, in IKEA they really do have the most budget quality of each style of rugs. The designer and the traditional rugs are fine, but the shaggy rugs , such as flokati, leather pile are absolutely cheap quality.

I would estimate that their Flokati are about 1400g/m2 or less, so less than half the thickness available online.