Alhambra houses select collections of handmade Asian antiques, some of which could be hundreds of years old. The founder, Robert Vander, focuses on historical items, like those from the Ming and Qing dynasties of the 1700s, when the production of furniture was profuse. Alhambra is also home to furniture made with Asian woods that are known for their uniqueness – for instance, a Himalayan wood – deodar pine, (close to Cedar) which exudes an extraordinary aroma when you cut into it. Apart from bringing you antiques, Alhambra also recycles old wood and redesigns into handsome new armoires, tables and dining room sets.
Finely hand-made Carpets and rugs can be found in every corner of the store, in every style, size and color scheme. They can cover your walls or floors with that timeless aesthetic, and the pursuit of perfection and harmony that has been maintained by ancient weaving cultures of Asia for millenia. Every knot in our carpets has been made with care, and each one is a story looking for a new home in which to be told.
We know not everyone can go to a bazaar in Samarkand. So, Robert Vander, Founder of Alhambra de Taos, decided to take trips to exotic lands throughout Asia and bring you a bit of their culture and heritage, right here in Taos!