Home > Articles > Rug Articles > Antique Rugs in Italy Antique Rugs in Italy July 1, 2018 Antique Rugs in Italy Antique Rugs in Italy adminPP History of Italy is that of the whole Europe – Italian Peninsula gave beginning to one of the greatest empires ever known to humanity, the Romans. We are delighted to supply citizens of this beautiful country with the highest quality antique rugs they deserve. However, we offer so much more than just that – Oriental rugs, hooked rugs, custom rugs – you name it, we have it! About us 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. 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” . We have also established ourselves as the leading source of fine new and custom rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers, including Mariette Himes Gomez, Bunny Williams and Tommy Hilfiger. 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! Since our inception in 1965, Doris Leslie Blau continues to deliver best quality antique carpets and vintage rugs, while keeping our service standards as high as possible. Our gallery, located in New York City, is home to some of the most spectacular Oriental, European and Persian carpets. Nader Bolour Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented designer and ingenious businessman. After his family established the Bolour&Sons enterprise, he quickly gained recognition as one of the most distinguished rug dealers worldwide. Nader’s first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique Oriental rugs, marked a beginning of a new era in rug industry. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997. Gallery’s great success on the antique and vintage rug market is due to its owner business sense, original thinking and, most importantly, immeasurable experience. 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. History of Italy Italy as a country emerged after the fall of Roman Empire. However at that time it was nothing more than a group of rivaling city-states. Many of them rose to greatness through shipping, trade and banking. Those kingdoms acted as main trade hub with Asia and the Near East, which allowed them to incorporate things like noodles or spices into their everyday life. Italian city-states remained largely independent from each other, however, a substantial part of the Peninsula’s center remained under control of the Papal States. Italy is known as the cradle of Renaissance, a cultural movement that revolutionized Europe’s way of thinking and brought interest in humanism, science, exploration and art. Revolutionary minds of this époque, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Michelangelo helped to introduce new ideas, while explores like Marco Polo blazed new trails to Asia and Middle East. World War I ended Italy’s lucky streak, as it brought a crushing financial crisis on the country, resulting in a social turmoil and raise of the fascist to power. When World War II came, Italy sided with other countries of the Axis and was subsequently defeated by Allied Forces. Following its liberation, Italy abolished the monarchy, reinstated democracy and enjoyed a prolonged economic boom years after that. Culture Italy is home to record-breaking 53 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the fifth most visited country in the world. Italy developed a unique culture, influenced by multitude of regional customs, foreign visitors and the idea of patronage. It attracted multiple artists and scholars to Italy during Middle Ages and Renaissance, resulting in creation of numerous masterpieces of painting, sculpturing, architecture and science. Several of the finest works in Western architecture are found in Italy. The Coliseum, the Milan Cathedral and Florence cathedral and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are each year visited by millions people from all around the world. But Italian culture is more than just its artistic legacy. The Mediterranean diet, a basis for Italian cuisine, is one of the healthiest ways of eating, as it is rich in fruits and vegetables, pasta, fish and wine. Despite that, it is considered to be extremely simple, as dishes are usually composed of 4 to 8 ingredients. Fashion is another important part of Italian national identity. Major Italian fashion labels include Gucci, Armani, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Max Mara and Ferragamo. 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!