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Kashmir

Kashmir

(Posted on 11/11/14)

Country: India Category: workshop Price range: low/medium to medium/high General details made in a number of workshops throughout the Kashmir province of northern India, Kashmirs are generally regarded as the finest items made on the Indians subcontinent...

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Kashan

Kashan

(Posted on 10/10/14)

Country: Persia (Iran) Category: workshop and master-workshop Price range: medium/high to wealth General details The reputation of rugs made in the central Persian city of Kashan was so high that, according to Persian folklore,...

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Heriz

Heriz

(Posted on 27/09/14)

Country: Persia (Iran) Category: village Price range: low to medium/high General details Made in the town of Heriz in north-west Persia and in a number of outlying villages stretching to Tabriz.  Despite this proximity to Tabriz...

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Bukhara

Bukhara

(Posted on 13/09/14)

Country: Afghanistan, Persia, and Turkmenistan Category: nomadic, village and workshop Price range: low/medium to medium General details Bukhara is a major city in Turkmenistan (formerly Turkestan) which occupied a strategic position on the ancient...

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Bidjar

Bidjar

(Posted on 30/08/14)

Country: Persia (Iran) Category: Village  Price range: medium to high General details: Superb rugs woven in a small village about 30 miles from the town of Senneh in Kurdistan, and often referred to as the ‘iron rugs...

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Belouch

Belouch

(Posted on 21/08/14)

Country: Persia (Iran) and Afghanistan Category: nomadic Price range: low to low/medium General details: Inexpensive, well made rugs, produced in a wide variety of designs, that consistently combine tribal authenticity with...

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Afghan Rugs

Afghan Rugs

(Posted on 05/08/14)

Country: Afghanistan Category: nomadic, village and workshop Price range: low to low/medium; older items may be higher General details The term 'Afghan' is normally applied to any traditional item made in Afghanistan that has not been classified as...

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Afghan and Turkoman Rugs

Afghan and Turkoman Rugs

(Posted on 15/07/14)

Weaving region: Afghanistan, and north-east Iran Categories produced: workshop, village and nomadic Central Asia is acknowledged by most authorities as the most likely birthplace of the oriental rug, and the Turkoman nomads, who have inhabited...

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Persian Rugs 2

Persian Rugs 2

(Posted on 02/07/14)

Weaving region: Iran Categories produced: master-workshop, workshop, village and nomadic  Pahlavi rugs:  Special mention must be made of these master-workshop and workshop items made in a handful of major weaving centres...

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Persian Rugs

Persian Rugs

(Posted on 19/06/14)

Weaving region: Iran Categories produced: master-workshop, workshop, village and nomadic.   For most people, the terms ‘Persian rug’ and ‘oriental rug’ are the same.  Persian is seen as the spiritual, if not actual, home of...

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