Home > Articles > Rug Articles > Antique Rugs in San Marino Antique Rugs in San Marino October 1, 2017 Antique Rugs in San Marino Antique Rugs in San Marino adminPP Although small in size, San Marino has a lot to offer – from mountainous landscapes to beautiful seaside. Country’s charm attracted many and Doris Leslie Blau is no exception. We are delighted to announce that we ship our precious antique, vintage and modern rugs to San Marino. Wherever you look for an elegant Oriental rug or rich Persian carpet, you are bound to find it with us. 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. Our New York City based gallery strives to deliver our wide clientele best quality antique carpets and vintage large area rugs. From businessmen to Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers”, our clients show Doris Leslie Blau their loyalty, knowing that we offer the highest standards of service. Doris Leslie Blau has also established itself as a leading source of fine new and custom rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers, including Alberto Pinto and Bunny Williams! 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 Nader Bolour, Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, is known as ingenious businessman and one of the most distinguished rug dealers worldwide. Nader’s love for rugs is reflected in the approach of his employees. Whether you seek a rug from Nader or you desire his original design, you can rest assured that he is prepared to deliver a bit of soul to your home. His first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique Oriental rugs in 1978 changed the course of Nader’s life forever. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery nineteen years later. Apart from being an exquisite dealer of rugs, Nader Bolour is a talented designer, famous for creating designs that are classical, yet contain hints of modernism. History of San Marino Country’s name allegedly comes from a stonemason named Marinus, who originated from present-day Croatia. After being persecuted for his Christian sermons, Marinus went on and established an independent monastic community on Monte Titano, creating the foundation of modern San Marino. Country’s independence was recognized in 1631 by the Papacy, officially putting it on the map of Europe. However, San Marino’s independence was challenged over a century later by Napoleon’s army. Thanks to the wit of its Regent, Antonio Onofri, the state was saved and gained respect of the French leader. During the process of Italian unification in the 19th century San Marino sheltered many of those who feared repercussions for their support and was later rewarded by keeping its independence when Italy was unified. However the relationship between two countries turned sour when during World War I San Marino remained neutral, as opposed to Italy, who declared war on Austria-Hungary. San Marino sustained its neutrality in 1940, when World War II began, however this time it was respected by its neighbor. San Marino became a member of the Council of Europe in 1988 and of the United Nations in 1992. Culture Tourism plays a great role in San Marino’s revenue. Only last year this small country was visited by 1.940.178 people! No wonder why – San Marino is rich in both natural and architectural beauty. One of its main attractions are the Three Towers of San Marino, located on the peaks of Monte Titano in the capital city. The site of Mount Titano became part of the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.They importance is so big that those towers are depicted on the Flag of San Marino and its coat of arms. The Towers were also an inspiration of country’s national dish Cake of the Three Towers”, a wafer layered cake covered in chocolate. Other attractions of San Marino include three fortresses, Guaita, Cesta, and Montale, which decorate the ridge of Mount Titano, Palazzo Pubblico, Piazza della Liberta, Museo di Stato, containing Egyptian antiquities, Byzantine icons, 17th-century paintings, and antique San Marino coins and Basilica di San Marino, Neo-classical basilica was built in the early 19th century on the foundations of a fourth-century Romanesque church. Those interested in motorization can also pay a visit to San Marino’s Rosso Ferrari Museum, where you will find some of the most stunning vintage cars made by Ferrari. Besides Formula 1 cars, and vehicles which belonged to famous people, such as the first Ferrari Spyder designed by Pininfarina and owned by Marilyn Monroe, museum has also unpublished photos and mementos from the historical races where Formula 1 cars took part. Here at Doris Leslie Blau we fell in love with San Marino’s history and cultural heritage. We are happy to deliver our best quality rugs straight to the homes of its citizens. If you happen to be interested in our wide offer of carpets, we encourage you to visit our website, where using revolutionary filters and tools you can find that one carpet which will make everything right. For those most demanding we offer the possibility of ordering a custom carpet, created just for you! Wherever you need an antique rug or maybe something more contemporary, Doris Leslie Blau is happy to serve you with our expertise and excellent service. If you happen to have any questions or doubts, our qualified staff would be more than happy to help or advise you.