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Senneh

Senneh

(Posted on 25/02/17)

The old respected name of Senneh is synonymous with valuable Oriental carpets.  Thus, the Persian knot is also known as the Senneh knot even though it is hardly used here.  Today this town, which was proclaimed the capital of the Kurds by Shah...

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The Kurds

The Kurds

(Posted on 15/02/17)

The carpets of the mountain Kurd's that come onto the Persian market place are known as Kurdistani or Kurdish, and include those produced in the neighbouring areas of Anatolia and Iraq.  In addition, imaginative labels are devised by the trade,...

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The Turkoman way of life

The Turkoman way of life

(Posted on 11/02/17)

The earliest researchers into the Turkomans and their weaving culture started from the assumption that the Turkomans had always been nomads and therefore the historical roots of their weaving were to be found in nomadic traditions.  That the art...

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10 WAYS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CARPET

10 WAYS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CARPET

(Posted on 09/02/17)

10WAYS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CARPET TO ENSURE LONG LIFE 1. Under every carpet, mainly short pile carpets, an underlay isrecommended, the underlay prevents the carpet from moving and protects fromwear. 2. Once every 6-8 months, we recommend that...

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Tree Of Life

Tree Of Life

(Posted on 11/01/17)

The Tree. According to common shamanistic belief, heaven and earth are connected by a tree which grows at the earth's centre.  This has to be climbed by the shaman spirit on his journey to heaven; on the way, the spirit has to pass through various...

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Tehran

Tehran

(Posted on 05/11/16)

The capital of Iran is a major city of four million inhabitants, with a university and is the country's main political and trade centre. It is also the largest market place for Oriental carpets, although today it has practically no importance as a weaving...

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Karaja

Karaja

(Posted on 05/10/16)

The runners and small rugs of Karaja, a weaving centre near Ahar in the Heriz area, are unmistakable. Sizes: all formats up to 10 sq. mt and larger. Runners are especially common. Colours: the ground is generally red, very occasionally light brown...

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Heriz

Heriz

(Posted on 02/08/16)

The small townof Heriz is the centre of one of the weaving areas in Azerbaijan, and has givenits name to one of the most important Persian provenances. Carpets from thetown’s workshops are of better quality than those from the inaccessiblemountain...

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Azerbaijan and North West Persia

Azerbaijan and North West Persia

(Posted on 09/06/16)

Today the political boundaries of this north-western region of along the watershed of the Caucasian mountains and the frontier rivers, Araks and Kura.  To the north, Azerbaijan was a Soviet republic, and to the south, Azerbaijan, a province...

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Advice to Collector

Advice to Collector

(Posted on 28/04/16)

For the novice collector the decision to buy an Oriental carpet requires much careful thought since he is not only attempting to invest his money wisely, but he is acquiring a piece which reflects his taste, which will blend harmoniously with the...

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