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Hand Knotted Versus Hand Tufted
End of the Heatwave?
Oriental rugs as investments.
Antique rugs
Sun is the enemy of textiles!


An ancient Art Form.
Fashion is all very well...
Interior decoration.
Spreading the word.
Telling the difference.
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Branching Out!

From Monday 18th November we shall also be UPSTAIRS at the BROADWAY DELI in Broadway, Worcestershire. To accommodate their already vast range of gourmet goodies, the Deli is moving to St. Patrick's, directly opposite the Lygon Arms. In this expansive and delightful old building we shall be showing furniture and rugs and a plethora of interesting artifacts. 
See you there!

Searching for that elusive present?

Are you looking for an unusual present? Visit Nina Waldock at 4 Henrietta Street, Cheltenham, GL50 4AA to see an eclectic selection of things that you won't find on the High Street.
I carry an extensive stock of vintage jewellery - especially brooches, ceramic cats and dogs, papier mache boxes, lamp bases and decorative hanging stars and hearts. 
How about an exquisite embroidered coat, or a travel bag mage from kilim and leather? Timeless!

The folly of assuming perpetual supplies

Hand knotted rugs from Afghanistan are becoming increasingly rare, which is not really surprising, given that country's state of turmoil. However as I bought rather a lot of stock a few years ago, I do still carry a good selection.
Much of the new stock made in the popular styles like Chobi and Gabbeh are now coming from Pakistan. It's my opinion that these are somewhat lacking the individuality of the older ones, although extremely well made. 
Meanwhile Persian rugs are readily available, especially as USA has imposed an embargo on Iranian goods.

Earning its keep.

It's funny how a customer recently found me only via my website, although living just 5 minutes walk away! The power of the web...

A brief history

We moved to Cheltenham 18years ago, and Malcolm Waldock has been busy upholstering at 4 Henrietta Street ever since. I retired from Habitat nearly 9 years ago, andstarted selling Oriental rugs, as they are my passion.
I stock both new and used rugs, all hand knotted save for a couple which are hand hooked.
On my website i am showing small and medium sized rugs, although I also have larger ones; however they would be harder to ship. By all means enquire if you are looking for a particular size.
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