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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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The Dyes

The Dyes

(Posted on 11/02/16)

Everyone who admires Oriental carpets and has thought about the relationship between design and colour will wish to have a better understanding of how colours are obtained; i.e., about natural and synthetic dyes, dye recipes, the general characteristics...

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THE PATTERN

THE PATTERN

(Posted on 30/12/15)

The dilemma which surround carpet patterns are just as complex as those connected with their colours. Here too, two different approaches are possible: simply to be captivated by the beauty, ornamental richness and imagination displayed in the variety...

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Luri (Lori)

Luri (Lori)

(Posted on 10/11/15)

Tribesmen found throughout Persia mainly in the west of the country and Fars province in the south who produce superb nomadic pile rugs.  In quality work is comparable with that of the Kurds, but Luri designs are usually based on a distinctive '...

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Gabbeh

Gabbeh

(Posted on 20/10/15)

Gabbeh made by nomadic and semi nomadic tribesmen in the Fars province of southern Persia, they are among the most primitive of all Persian tribal rugs.  However, the wool is good quality and the best items possess an undoubted rustic charm.  ...

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Agra

Agra

(Posted on 12/09/15)

Agra: The capitol of the Mogul empire. City in northern India producing reasonably good quality rugs in a range of mainly Persian designs, very similar to those made in the nearby town of Jaipur. The standard of Agra items is rather more varied, depending...

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Persian Abadeh

Persian Abadeh

(Posted on 18/07/15)

Abadeh: Extremely attractive, hard-wearing rugs made in the village of Abadeh in southern Persia (Iran), near the town of Shiraz.  They are not among the most finely knotted Persian rugs, but the knotting is very regular and, combined with the normally...

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