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Malayer

Malayer

(Posted on 16/10/19)

Malayer Malayer is a large village located between the major weavingareas of Hamadan and Sarouk in Northwest Persia. In Malayer and the smallvillages surrounding it, production was almost exclusively small antique rugsand runners made by individual...

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ABADEH

ABADEH

(Posted on 18/07/19)

Right between Shiraz and Isfahan lies the city of Abadeh. Toa visitor it does not offer much but, utility carpets of good quality are manufacturedin this city. Originally, carpets from Abadeh had patterns of vases andrather insignificant colours. The...

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Tribal Carpets of Afghanistan

Tribal Carpets of Afghanistan

(Posted on 11/06/19)

To write effectively and intelligently about afghan carpetsfrom the tribal areas of Afghanistan and the former central Asian States, wouldrequire many years of experience and personal knowledge of these carpet makingregions. Unfortunately, we don't qualify...

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Kurds

Kurds

(Posted on 01/05/19)

Kurds Antique Rugs Kurdish Rugs are woven throughout Persia (Iran), but more so in the central northwestern mountainous regions. Although all were initially from the same origin, the Kurds migrated to all areas of Iran and established colonies and...

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Technologies

Technologies

(Posted on 05/02/19)

  Originallyoriental rugs were made manually, usually weaved on wooden frame. Weavers usedto hold an ornament in their memory, which was transferred from hands to hands.Then special curves which enclosed(laid) under ducks later appeared. As asample...

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Belouch

Belouch

(Posted on 15/12/18)

Brief history of Beluch rugs Well made rugs, produced in a wide variety of designs, that consistently combine tribal authenticity with a delightful, if somewhat primitive, decorative charm.  The Belouch, or Baluchi, are a large tribal grouping...

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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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