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Springing Forward

With Spring right around the corner it’s the perfect time to start getting your home ready for warmer weather. Come in and check out our newest collection of flat-woven and reversible rugs. They feature modern two tone patterns with fun colors. They are available as special orders in standard sizes (3×5, 4×6, 5×7, 6×9, 8×10). We currently have 2’x3′ sizes in store that are perfect for entryways and smaller spaces that need a touch of texture.

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Also, Spring is the most active season for moths and beetles! It is important to tend to wool rugs you may already have. We suggest vacuuming both sides of the rug and moving furniture off the rug to reach areas that have not been touched for a long period of time. It is very important to vacuum under your sofas periodically. Moths settle in untouched areas because that is where it is easiest for them to lay their eggs and later eat the wool without being disturbed. Clean your rugs regularly to prevent moth and beetle damage in order to ensure that your rugs will remain in excellent condition.

From all of us here at Oveissi & Co.,

We wish you a revitalizing spring season and we hope to see you soon!

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Season’s Greetings from Oveissi & Co.

 

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Looking for a last minute gift idea? We are happy to help you select the perfect rug or pillow to add a cozy touch to any space. Our collection of small rugs, starting at 1’6” x 2’0”, is full of unique pieces that are perfect for entryways, kitchen and bath areas, or even under a beloved pet’s food and water bowls.

Choose from contemporary or classic styles, all 100% wool and completely handmade. Pictured below are classic Khal Mohammadi rugs from Afghanistan. Harlow the puppy especially enjoys these because they are just his size.

 

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Season’s greetings and warm wishes to you and yours from Oveissi & Co. this holiday season!

Oveissi & Co. Welcomes Itzhak Perlman

Oveissi & Company recently had the pleasure of hosting the reception for Mr. Itzhak Perlman’s performance at the Hult Center, presented by the Eugene Symphony.

Mr. Perlman is considered to be one of the world’s most talented violinists. It was a privilege and an honor to have him at our store. Mr. Kaz Oveissi, the owner, is pictured below with Mr. Perlman.

 

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Here is one of our sales associates, Hannah Dreyer, also pictured with Mr. Perlman.

 

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Surely a night to remember!

 

See http://www.itzhakperlman.com/ for more information about Itzhak Perlman.

Tricky stains or moth damage? We’ve got you covered.

Oftentimes after purchasing with us, our customers have questions about the cleaning and care for their new rug. Most are surprised to learn that these rugs seldom require professional cleaning, and most spots can be cleaned with a little warm soapy water and a simple washcloth. The following is a guide to lifting common stains, shared with us by our friends at Atiyeh Bros. Rug and Carpet Cleaning.

You may need one of the following four solutions, depending upon the stain:
1. Neutral Detergent Solution: One teaspoon of a mild hand dishwashing detergent to one cup of water.
2. Detergent/Vinegar Solution: Add one teaspoon of white vinegar to the detergent solution above.
3. Ammonia Solution: One tablespoon of household ammonia to one cup of warm water. Refrain from using a stronger ammonia solution on strong carpet.
4. Dry cleaning solvent. Energine, for example.

Test the solutions on a small, inconspicuous area. Then work from the outer edge toward the center.

Alcohol/Wines: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use detergent/vinegar solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Blood: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution, blot dry.

Chewing Gum: Scrape up with a blunt knife. Use dry cleaning solvent, followed by Detergent/Vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Chocolate/Fruit: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Coffee/Tea: Blot up surplus spillage. Use detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blotting dry. Follow with ammonia solution. Blot dry.

Grease/Nail Polish/Wax: Scrape up with a blunt knife. use Dry Cleaning Solvent, followed by Detergent/Vinegar solution. Blot dry.

Milk: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use Detergent solution. Work from the outer edge of the stain using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

Urine: Blot up the surplus spillage. Use Detergent/Vinegar solution. Work from outer edge of the stain, using a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.

For general care and maintenance of a wool rug, these tips are guaranteed to help you keep your rugs beautiful for a lifetime.

1. Use an up-right vacuum with a brush attachment for pile carpet. A suction-only vacuum may be required for loop pile flat weave rugs to prevent excessive fuzzing.

2. Empty the vacuum cleaner dust bag when it becomes half full.

3. Change the filters in your heating and air conditioning systems regularly.

4. Place absorbent mats at the most frequently used entrances to your home. Change or clean them when they become dirty.

5. Clean heavy traffic areas and floors in front of frequently used chairs periodically with an absorbent powder.

6. Keep absorbent cloth or paper towels and cleaning solutions on hand for quick response to spills and accidents.

7. Do NOT apply stain repellent treatments containing silicone because they will accelerate soiling.

8. When having your rug cleaned, use a reputable company and check references.

Watch out for moths. Spring is the season when they become the biggest problem. They are small and hardly noticeable but are the same little pests that raid the food pantry and the coat closet. They damage the rug in their larval state. Moths lays eggs in the wool and then as larva, they feed on the wool fibers, eating through it and leaving behind what looks like a web. They can eat through a rug in a matter of weeks. However, moths do not infest rugs that are in regular use. They like to be in dark places and seek out stored rugs or unused furniture. As long as you vacuum your rug regularly, moths should not be a problem. That means also vacuuming underneath your couch and other furniture that may be on top of your rug.

If you are storing rugs and furniture, always clean them first. Take the time to move stored rugs around from time to time to prevent moths from settling. To look for moth damage or activity on rugs, check the backside along the perimeter. (It’s good to check rugs you aren’t storing, too.) It is also good to check the entire backside of the rug for signs of moths. If you find that there are larva or there is damage, you need to kill the moths immediately with a vacuum. You should use moth crystals or moth traps.  Always clean your rug before storing it as moths need certain nutrients in the wool to survive that will be diminished after a good cleaning. After cleaning it and airing it out, seal the rug in an airtight container with moth crystals for at least two weeks. This ensures that the larva will die and your rug will be safe and not further destroyed.

If you aren’t sure what moth damage looks like, this is an example of what the larva casings look like after they have hatched and are living in the wool. (Photo from rugmaster.blogspot.com)

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If the larva are not found then they will eat away the wool revealing the foundation of the rug, pictured below.

 

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If you do find moths, take action immediately. You will save your rug and your money. Keeping your rugs clean is the best defense against insect and spill damage.

Custom Orders Available!

 

You may have noticed that we mention the possibility of ordering a custom rug. Below is a photo of a few of the the many selections we have available in-store for you to view. These particular samples are available for custom size and custom color orders.

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Our custom rug collection contains our most contemporary selection. We have a variety of tribal, southwestern, minimal, floral, whimsical, and even animal print designs. Not all of these designs can be ordered with custom colors but they can all be ordered in standard sizes and custom sizes. They are all high quality hand-knotted rugs that meet the needs of buyers and designers no matter what kind of space is being decorated.

Spruce up for Spring!

With spring in full swing and summer on its way, Oveissi has beautiful options that will help liven up your space for warm weather. We have several floral designs, old and new, with pile or flat-woven, as well as many other rugs with stunning color schemes. No matter what you’re working with, we have something that will match!

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In case you don’t see anything you like on our website, we carry a variety of rug samples in our store.  We don’t have every sample from the companies who make these rugs but we do have catalogues with pictures of all of the designs that are available for custom orders. One of the lines we carry is very unique and flexible because the designs can be ordered in custom colors as well as size.  For example, pictured below is “Nature,”a rug we do not have a sample of in our store but can be ordered and made with custom colors by request.

 

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This rug is perfect for spring and summer, and creating a nice illusion during fall and winter!

If you would like to see more, please come in and see us or call to find out what we can offer.

 

Need Padding?

Are your rugs slipping and sliding around? We have three different kinds of padding that work with all flooring surfaces. We have “Rug Stop,” “Duo-Lock,” and “Eco-Preserver.” Each one works better for different circumstances depending on the rug and the floor surface. Not only does padding keep your rug from sliding, it also protects you from slipping.

We are happy to cut custom padding sizes for rugs you already have and rugs that you purchase from us.  Rachel, pictured below, is cutting a custom piece of the “Eco-Preserver” padding for a customer. This particular kind is most common and adds a little extra cushion underneath the rug.

 

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Call or come in to pick out what kind of padding works best for you and your rugs!

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New Samples on the way!

We have a variety of new samples coming! These are definitely worth checking out, as they are new designs that we have not carried before and a few that we have. They will be available to order in custom sizes. They range from contemporary styles for more mid-century modern or very modern spaces to more traditional styles that work well in any space.

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the patterns we are super excited about, “Doors of Perception.”

 

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Happy Norooz!

Today is the celebration of Norooz, the Persian New Year, as well as the Spring Equinox, a celebration of renewal and rebirth. No-meaning new, and rooz-meaning day, the honoring of a new day as the days begin to get longer and as spring blossoms into the lush vegetation of summer.

 

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Our current window display includes this beauty, a 4’x6′ traditional Persian rug that is absolutely glowing in the sunlight today with all of those rich colors popping out of the beige background. This rug certainly represents the celebration of the Spring Equinox with all of its wonderful flowers.

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Although we have a variety of Persian rugs, we are not exclusively Persian. We carry Oriental rugs from several different countries but enjoy celebrating and recognizing the cultural identity of each one. Happy Norooz!

A Little More About Oveissi and the Rugs We Carry

Oveissi and Company is serious about upholding the integrity of our collection. All of our rugs are hand selected. We do not settle for anything less than the best artistic and durable quality. In addition, we are strongly against any kind of indentured or abusive labor which is why we take care in knowing where and who our rugs come from. We are proud of the fact that the majority of our rugs are made by families who have been weaving for generations. We carry a variety of designs ranging from traditional, transitional, to contemporary in order to offer a unique and substantial collection to our customers.

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What’s your favorite color?

 

 

 

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Add some color to your life. We carry rugs made of wool, colored with natural vegetable dyes. If these aren’t your style then maybe you’d prefer one of our rugs made from natural, un-dyed wool. These feature more contemporary designs and neutral colors.

 

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Did you know?

We don’t usually like to toot our own horn but we are proud of our historical and cultural significance here in Eugene. Many public figures have come to us for beautiful rugs.

Last year, we provided the Dalai Lama with a rug for his speech at the University of Oregon. The rug he sat on was purchased from us by a local Buddhist temple. Here’s a behind the scenes photo of the rug before His Holiness spoke.

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Here he is happily sporting his UO visor while answering questions from the audience.

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Little Known Fact: In 2005, an Oveissi rug also appeared in The Sisters, filmed in Eugene.

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We would love for you to be a part of our long-standing history of quality and beauty here at Oveissi & Company. Come in or call and let us assist you in acquiring a one of a kind hand woven treasure.

Free Delivery & Shipping!

 

Have a small car or can’t make the drive to our store? Don’t worry because we offer FREE  LOCAL DELIVERY.

We also offer FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the United States.

This pile of rugs is ready for delivery tomorrow!

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For the Love of Animals

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Pets like rugs, too! Not only are they soft to lay on, they look great and they protect floors from scratches!
Although we do not have this particular rug, we have a very similar design from Nepal, available in custom sizes and colors. You can find it by searching the item number “17690” or the keyword “bottlecaps” on our website.

 

 

New!

 

Come in or check our website for the latest additions to our collection!

New 2x3s, 4x6s, 6x9s, 8x10s, 9x12s, runners, and one lovely, rare 10×14 Serapi.

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Love is in the air! Or on the floor…

Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us. Whether or not you have a valentine, why not celebrate with us? Come in and take a look at our collection. We would love to help you find something special for you or someone you love that will last a lifetime.

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Oveissi and Company!

Hannah Dreyer,
Sales Associate

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Oveissi & Co. has a facebook!

Like our page to find out about current sales, store events, and to see beautiful rugs in your newsfeed once in a while. You can also check our facebook for store hours, location, and contact info.

 

 

 

Rainy Days Call for Dry Sanctuaries

Well, it seems as if the rainy winter season has begun here in Eugene. For those of you who live here, you know how wonderful it is to come home to a nice, warm, dry house after a day in the rain, and especially after days of gloom. Why not make your home or workplace even warmer with a new wool rug? Spoil your eyes and your toes with a comfy new rug to delight you during these rainy days.

Stop by or call us to inquire about what you are looking for so we can help you find the perfect rug to accent your space.

Hannah Dreyer, Sales Associate

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