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Museum-Quality Oriental Rugs, Persian Rugs, Caucasian Rugs & High-End Home Furnishings
About Our Photography
Important Information about monitor colors and our photography
The photos of our Oriental rugs displayed on a computer monitor cannot accurately portray the beauty of the colors, the softness of the pile, or the rug's overall hand and fineness.
Obviously nothing can take the place of seeing and handling our rugs in person, which is why we offer our rugs risk free, with complimentary shipping and return shipping, with never an obligation to buy.
Why do some rug pictures on the Website look great, while others look just average?
The good pictures are the ones that are perfectly rectangular; they were taken using a top-of-the-line Nikon Digital SLR looking down on the rugs from atop scaffolding.
The average-looking pictures are the ones that are trapezoidal (sometimes referred to as "keystoned"). They were taken at ground level using an entry-level digital camera.
Some of the pictures of the rugs have jagged-looking fringe and/or sides. Do the rugs really look like that?
No. All of our rugs have perfectly intact fringes and sides.
In order to have the pictures of the rugs float on a black background on our Website, the pre-existing backgrounds had to be removed in Photoshop. Occasionally, the resultant pictures had jagged edges.
Is the picture of the rug I see on my monitor an accurate representation of the rug's true colors?
Unless your monitor has been professionally calibrated, the colors may be close but not 100% exact. (Most monitors out-of-the-box are set too bright, and have too much color saturation and contrast.)
All of the photos taken with the Nikon Digital SLR were color-calibrated using professional calibration hardware and software. The photos taken with the entry-level digital camera (the trapezoidal photos) have not been color calibrated.
(Note: even with a calibrated monitor the rugs will always appear brighter on screen than in person. A rug viewed on a monitor is emitting light, think of the picture as being lit up, because it is, while a rug viewed in person is reflecting light.)