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Country of orgin

Country of orgin

(Posted on 20/07/13)

Classifying rugs according to their country of origin is both logical and necessary, particularly as discrepancies in exchange rates, import tariffs and production costs can make a considerable difference to the prices asked in shops for very similar...

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Runners, strips and mats

Runners, strips and mats

(Posted on 19/07/13)

The first two terms describe rugs which are long and narrow - usually where the length is over 2.5 times the width - and are often used in place of the word 'rug' (i.e., a Shirvan runner or Yahyali strip). There are no rules defining the distinction...

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Rugs and Carpets

Rugs and Carpets

(Posted on 16/07/13)

The terms 'rug' and 'carpet' are normally used to denote size-a carpet being any rug with surface area in excess of 4.4 sq-mt, and whose length is not more than 1.5 times its width, i.e., 9' x 6' (2.74 x 1.83 m) or 12' x 8' (3.66 x 2.44 m). This distinction...

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Design

Design

(Posted on 12/07/13)

Some of the more famous names in oriental rugs, in particular Herati and Mir, refer to the design, rather than the place where they were made. These designs may be more closely associated with some weaving groups than others (e.g., Ferahan and Mal-e-...

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How Rugs get their names

How Rugs get their names

(Posted on 10/07/13)

Place of origin or tribes  Most oriental rugs derive their names either from their place of origin or, in the case of nomadic items, the weaving tribe. A rug made in the Persian town of Kashan is therefore known as a Kashan, and an item woven by...

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What is an Oriental Rug?

What is an Oriental Rug?

(Posted on 08/07/13)

The term ‘oriental rug’ can be a source of some confusion to those familiar with the subject/ it literally means a rug manufactured in the Orient, and could legitimately be applied to any rug of oriental origin, regardless of its appearance...

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