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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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The Meaning of Carpets 1

The Meaning of Carpets 1

(Posted on 04/11/17)

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Pile rugs

Pile rugs

(Posted on 03/10/17)

Generally accepted that they were first made by nomadic Turkic or Mongol tribesmen living somewhere in Central Asia, East Turkestan or Mongolia prior to the beginning of the 1st millennium BC.  Their lifestyle (as nomadic herdsmen) and the prevailing...

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Tribal origins of the weavers

Tribal origins of the weavers

(Posted on 08/09/17)

The word tribe is derived from the Latin for three and was first applied by the Romans to a group of autonomous primitive clans as a method of defining their three major political divisions. It is now used to describe any independent or semi-independent...

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Natural or vegetable dyes

Natural or vegetable dyes

(Posted on 29/07/17)

Derived from a number of vegetable, animal and mineral sources, which frequently originated locally, although they are now often imported from other areas. Some natural pigments are intrinsically fugitive and were only used in the past because they were...

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Buying a Kilim

Buying a Kilim

(Posted on 04/07/17)

Before buying a kilim always ask yourself ‘why you want it’ and ‘how much you can afford to pay’. No matter how attractive or inexpensive a kilim may be, it can be a waste of money if it does not fit the space allocated, or blend into its chosen...

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Knots

Knots

(Posted on 16/05/17)

Most Persian rugs are pile-woven, the knots tied by hand to the warp strings. Two factors are important when discussing knots – knot density and knot type. Knot Density: Knot density refers to, and is measured by, the number of knots per square inch...

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What is a tribal rug?

What is a tribal rug?

(Posted on 14/04/17)

The term tribal rug is sometimes used to describe any rug or woven artifact that is essentially tribal in character and appearance, regardless of the function for which it was made or the ethnic origin or lifestyle of the weavers.  However, the...

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