Home > Articles > Rug Articles > Antique Rugs in Australia Antique Rugs in Australia July 1, 2018 Antique Rugs in Australia Antique Rugs in Australia adminPP The country’s easy going way of life is commonly admired by people of all origins. We are more than happy to supply Australia’s citizens with our high quality antique rugs of all origins. Our gallery, located in New York City, is home to some of the most spectacular pieces. No matter if you look for an Oriental carpet or hooked rug, Doris Leslie Blau is sure to have it! About us Since our creation in 1965, Doris Leslie Blau strives to deliver best quality antique carpets and vintage rugs, while keeping our service standards as high as possible. Seeing our antique carpets in the rooms of awarded designers is an everyday occurrence, as many of our clients are among Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers”. Living in the very heart of New York provides us with unique and modern perspective on carpets, which ensured our position as one of the top antique rug dealers. In order to deliver you best antique and vintage carpets, we offer fast and inexpensive (sometimes even free!) shipping all over the world, straight from our New York City based gallery, permeated with the magic of antique, vintage and modern rugs. As always, we care about your satisfaction the most, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our fabulous rug collection and shipping process. Doris Leslie Blau’s webpage offers you the ultimate shopping experience, allowing to filter through every carpet in our possession using categories such as size, color, origins and age. Moreover, if you desire something original, we also offer a possibility of ordering a custom rug, made just for your liking Nader Bolour Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented businessman. Apart from being an exquisite dealer of rugs, Nader Bolour is a designer himself, which can be easily seen in gallery’s broad range of custom carpets, made from best materials available for its demanding clientele. His family established the Bolour&Sons enterprise in the 1920’s in Iran and quickly gained recognition as one of the most distinguished rug dealers worldwide. After Bolours moved their business to London, Nader Bolour had his first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique Oriental rugs. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997. History of Australia Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun around 65,000 to 70,000 years ago, with the first inhabitants possibly being ancestors of the modern Indigenous Australians. Local population concentrated on hunting-gathering, had complex economy and oral culture with spiritual values based on reverence for the land. However, 1 January 1901 marks the beginning of Australia as an independent country. It was then when after a decade of planning federation of the colonies was created and the Commonwealth of Australia established. The Australian Capital Territory was formed in 1911 in the location of the present-day capital city – Canberra. In 1914, Australia joined Britain and other countries of the Entente in fighting World War I and took in many of the major battles fought on the Western Front. Country’s involvement in World War I is treaded by some Australians as a true beginning of their country, especially the defeat of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli. Next great war and subsequent threat of the Japanese invasion caused Australia to become ally with the United States, which at that time became active in the war. Culture Although at first the culture of Australia was primarily influenced by England, with time it started to mix with indigenous cultures of the region and neighboring islands. Australian immigration policy in the 1970’s encouraged the influx of Asian population, which continues to have a significant impact on the country’s cultural identity. Indigenous Australian rock art is the oldest and richest in the world and spread across numerous sites. In the colonial days, artists became fascinated with Australia’s “wildness” and unfamiliarity. The first typically Australian movement in art appeared in the 19th century with the impressionistic works of Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts, commonly associated with Heidelberg School. Australia has one of the world’s highest attendances of art galleries and museums per person and its galleries have an impressive collection of both international and local art. Country’s government funds many of Australia’s performing arts companies and each state has its own symphony orchestra. Since the aftermath of World War II, American popular culture has influenced Australia through television and cinema, although nowadays Australians pay more attention to their local influences than those of foreign origins. Curiously enough, although Australia has its official national anthem, it has also multiple unofficial ones. Banjo Paterson’s “Waltzing Matilda” written in 1895 is regarded as such, due its perfect capture of the Australian spirit and culture. Miles Franklin is the namesake of Australia’s most prestigious literary prize and its first recipient, Patrick White, went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973 Wherever you need an antique rug or maybe something more contemporary, Doris Leslie Blau is m happy to serve you with our expertise and excellent service. If you are interested in purchasing a high quality rug, be sure to visit our webpage, where you can comfortably browse through available pieces. For those most demanding we offer the possibility of ordering a custom carpet, created just for you. If you happen to have any questions or doubts, our qualified staff would be more than happy to help or advise you. Do not hesitate to visit our webpage and indulge in luxurious carpet shopping experience! Thanks to our precise filters and tools, looking for a perfect carpet is easier than it have ever been!