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A Long Tradition of Carpet Weaving

A Long Tradition of Carpet Weaving

(Posted on 19/11/18)

If you've ever seen a Persian carpet, you know it's a beautiful work of art. But what distinguishes a Persian carpet from others? Well, the name Persia refers to a part of the world that includes Iran and Turkey, both once part of the Persian Empire....

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What are Muslim Prayer rugs?

What are Muslim Prayer rugs?

(Posted on 11/10/18)

A prayers rug mat is a rug that Muslims use when praying.Islamic prayer involves sitting and prostrating, with the hands and facerepeatedly touching the ground; so, they need a clean and dry place. At each prayer time, which comes five times a day,...

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Beginnings of an Art Form

Beginnings of an Art Form

(Posted on 28/09/18)

Running your hand through a thick rug is luxurious. But howis something this plush created? It's woven. Some world regions are famous forwoven textiles, and people in an area once called Persia (today, Iran) makespecial rugs. To learn more, let's explore...

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Knot Techniques

Knot Techniques

(Posted on 19/09/18)

Persian carpets are famous for a luxurious thick pile orcarpet surface (the stuff you run your fingers and toes through) that's made byweaving with an important step added. During weaving, many hand-tied knots areadded in rows to the warp threads. Then...

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Process of weaving

Process of weaving

(Posted on 15/09/18)

During centuries the technology of weaving of carpets didnot change. The only difference is that nomads had more primitive machinetools, and manufactory factories are more perfect. Nomads' machine tool isarranged simply from two sticks oriented parallel...

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Dyes used in Oriental rugs

Dyes used in Oriental rugs

(Posted on 06/07/18)

In the middle of XIX century chemical rug dyes are spreadover all of the oriental countries. The law issued by Persian government thatprohibited its import, including the order to stop work on all rugsmanufactures that used them, had no effect on the...

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White Kashan

White Kashan

(Posted on 25/04/18)

Kashan rugs are woven in workshops of the city of Kashan, innorth central Iran. Kashan rugs style, like most Persian styles, is copied byother areas of Iran as well as other countries such as India, China andPakistan. Their pattern is almost always curvilinear...

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Bakhtiari Rugs

Bakhtiari Rugs

(Posted on 26/02/18)

Bakhtiari Rugs are woven in the province of ChaharMahal-and-Bakhtiari located in west central Iran. These rugs are mainly wovenby villagers and to a lesser extent nomad of the area. Bakhtiari style, likemost Persian styles, is copied by other areas of...

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Kerman

Kerman

(Posted on 31/01/18)

Kerman Lavar Rugs and antique Kerman Ravar Carpets refer to the same thing - the prestigious carpet-weaving center known as Ravar / Lavar. Ravar or Lavar is a small village located 80 miles north of Kerman. The rugs produced in Raver / Lavar are often...

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Tips for Determing Authenticity

Tips for Determing Authenticity

(Posted on 30/11/17)

There are a number of ways to discern a real Oriental rugfrom a replica. Here are a few of the basic ways to confirm authenticity whenpurchasing an Oriental ru 1. Purchase from reputabledealers who come with references or positive reviews 2....

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