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Antique Kazvin Rugs

 

Guide to the Best Oriental Rug and Carpet Cleaners and Restorers of  Hawaii

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Guide to the Best Oriental Rug and Carpet Cleaners and Restorers of Oklahoma

Antique Hooked Rugs

Antique Ming Chinese Rugs

Antique Hooked Rug 2677from Nazmiyal

Antique American Hooked Rug 2358 from Nazmiyal


Guide to the Best Oriental Rug and Carpet Cleaners and Restorers of Arizona
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Antique Aubusson French Rug the O'Connell Guide
Antique Bessarabian Rug 43433 from Nazmiyal
Antique Aubusson French Rug 43641 from Nazmiyal
Antique Aubusson French Rug 43646 from Nazmiyal
Antique Bessarabian Rug 40525 from Nazmiyal
Antique Bessarabian Rug 44219 from Nazmiyal
Antique Agra Rugs
Antique Ningsia Ningxia Chinese Rug Guide

Antique Ningsia Ningzxia Chinese Rug

Antique Ningsia Ningxia Chinese Rug Guide


Ningxia rugs were a complete surprise to me. I never expected to find a secret Persian minority in China who are the major ethnic group in the Ningxia Hui Province.  Over time I hope to expand this subject more fully.


Antique Cairene Rugs Guide

Antique Serapi Heriz Guide

Antique Serapi Heriz Persian Rug from Nazmiyal 43621

Antique Silk Serapi Heriz Persian Rug from Nazmiyal 7996

Antique Tabriz Persian Rug from Nazmiyal 44657

Antique Tabriz Persian Rug from Nazmiyal

Antique Ningsia Chinese Rug Guide

Antique Jewish Rugs of Israel

Antique Agra Oriental Rug Guide

Antique Agra Oriental Rug 40317 from Nazmiyal

Antique Agra Oriental Rug from Nazmiyal

Antique Alcaraz Rug 16th C 3288 from Nazmiyal

Antique Amritsar Oriental Rug 2292 from Nazmiyal

A look at a mid 20th century Bijar Rug from Herat Oriental
A look at a top quality Afghan vegetable Dye Carpet at Herat Oriental rug warehouse in Alexandria Va.
My first thought was that this rug was Caucasian but on reflection Northwest Persian seems more appropriate. I am wondering if it could be a Karadagh. Then again I never saw a Karadagh and I only know them from old rug books.

Recently I have begun to focus more on the classic rug litterateur. So I decided to share some of the old sources that I think are worth reading. I am finding some surprising insights.

Saruk/Sarouk Rugs - Mosul/Al Mawsil Rugs and Carpets - Khorasan Rugs and Carpets - Meshed Rugs and Carpets - Herat Rugs and Carpets

Thanks to all of you who read and visit my sites. You are the ones who make this a success. Special thanks to my dear friends who make this site possible through out the year with their support:
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Sotheby's Fall Carpet Sale New York
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BROWSE NEW E-CATALOGUE

Lecture on 4th December 2009 at RIPPON BOSWELL in Wiesbaden

I just posted my newly revised Uzbek section including my Guide to   Uzbek Rugs & Textiles, my Guide to The Uzbek Napramach, my Uzbek Rugs: The Uzbek Julkhyr and my Guide to Suzani. This is an ongoing process and I am trying to improve this over time.

Newly revised guide to Tabriz Rugs

Newly Updated with missing images replaced: Turkish Rugs

Revised with many new pages: Guide to Mamluk Art

Updated with Dozens of New Pages: Turkmen Rugs

My most popular web pages: Asiatic Cheetahs in Islamic Art - Isfahan Rugs - Kashmar Rugs - Persian Silk Rugs - Tabriz Rugs - Sarouk Sarough Rugs and Carpets - Daghestan Rugs - Guide to Iznik Tiles of the Eyub Mosque - Moroccan rugs - Turkish Rugs - Afshar Rugs - Guide to the Rugs and Carpets of Afghanistan - Guide To Qashqai Kilims - Bijar Rugs - Heriz Rugs and Carpets - Jamkaran Mosque of Qum - Persian Kilims - Kashan Rugs - Guide to Kurdish Rugs and Carpets - Horse Covers - Guide To Shiraz Rugs - Kerman Rugs - Gabbeh Rugs

Turkish Knots in a Hamadan Rug

A look at the Turkish Knots in a Hamadan Rug fragment. I also include a discussion of knobby backs.
Perhaps the most important identifier is the knot. When you know the knot you are half way to identifying the rug.

A Cobra Face from Sri Lanka formerly Ceylon from Galerie Arabesque.

The Richard Rothstein Weaving Video

I take a look at fading as it affects green in a nice older Bakhtiari Carpet.

Eastern European Flat Woven Rug

Or at least I think it is.

Syrian Silk and Metal Thread Textiles from Galerie Arabesque

Dr. Ulrike Montigel and Michael Craycraft show me some wonderful and rare Syrian textiles at the San Francisco Tribal Arts Show 2009

White House Oriental Rugs and Persian Carpets

Bijar Rugs Attribution Clues - Salt and Pepper Knots

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I shaved. Not exactly sure why but things are changing fast so I decided why not. I have lost almost 50 pounds since I got to Seattle and I am going to keep going. More changes are coming, I have no idea what but our country was ready for a change and so am I.
A Khamseh Confederation Bird Rug in the classic style.
Here I discuss the concept of "Read White First" in Turkmen rugs.
This is a nice old panel from a Kurdish Khordjin. Colors are good in a attractive hooked lozenge pattern,

Kurdish Rugs: Kurdish Khordjin with Videos - I am tying a new format with the videos. There seems to be a good bit of interest in in-depth looks at pieces so I grouped 4 videos together with some still pictures as a start.

I get some help on this one from my son Mickey. His questioning mind adds a new dimension to my work. He is also a big help in shooting the videos.
Kurdish Khordjin Saddlebag

This is the first and second part of a look at an Kurdish saddlebag. This is also a series that my son Mickey assists me with.

Next Saturday December 13th I will speak at the Textile Museum. This is a focused talk on a specific subject. I will propose a new system of classifying Caucasian Rugs based on language. People are welcome to bring Caucasian Rugs. 10:30 AM Saturday December 13th, Textile Museum 2320 S Street, NW Washington, DC Phone: (202) 667-0441

My First Blue Jeans in 20 Years

Here is a video where I examine a fragment of a new Persian Yomud Rug.

"Rug Morning" in Seattle

Saturday Dec. 6th we had a very successful "Rug Morning" here in Seattle, Wa. The format was loosely based on the RTAMs at the Textile Museum and this was the first of its type for STARS (Seattle Textile and Rug Society). The meeting was Saturday morning and it drew a very good turnout for the group. Thanks to Thea Sand for the use of Emmanuel's Rug and Upholstery Cleaners in Seattle Washington. Also thanks to Fred Ingham who was a big help and also Jim Burns who lent his expertise and even held up a rug or two in the program.

Powdering; Assessing the deterioration of an antique silk rug

from my friends at www.RugRag.com

Abbas Sayahi Visits Milan Italy!
The Great Dying Master Abbas Sayahi will be in Milan Italy this week at the 13th International Crafts Selling Exhibition November 29 - December 8, 2008.  This is through the INCC( http://incc.ir/fa/fairs/DispFairs.aspx?ID=32 ). Abbas will be running a dye workshop from Wednesday 3rd December. Just last week I wrote here about Abbas Sayahi in the movie Gabbeh and now visitors to the fair in Milan will have a chance to meet him. If you ever had a question about dyes ask Abbas, he has a knowledge and ability that never ceases to amaze me. Please extend my best wishes to Abbas if you see him.

Books on Persian Rugs make great Christmas (or Holiday) presents

Dollar for dollar the best book on Persian Rugs PRJ Ford's Oriental Carpet Design: A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and SymbolsNew only $29.67 with free shipping!

Red Wefts in a Kazak Rug
The primfile:///C:/Users/Lancer/Downloads/Appraisal%20Forms.pdfary identifier for Kazak Rugs are the distinctive Red Wefts.
Tekke Main Carpet Wefts

In Turkmen rugs we regularly see wefts made from hair as opposed to wool. Here I take a close look at these wefts before and after they splay. I do not normally pull apart Tekke Rugs so what I found was a big surprise.
Two Cord Selvage in a Shirvan Rug
As soon as I saw this fragment it made me think of my dear friend and teacher (the late) Uncle Jimmy Keshishian. I took the Oriental Rug section of the appraisal Science course at George Washington University from Uncle Jimmy and I still draw back on what he taught me. When you see this selvage think Shirvan. Uncle jimmy's brother Harold Keshishian has a saying that i like, "If you want to know what sort of car it is, read the hubcaps." In other words look for the easy to spot identifying clues.
Turkish Knots in a Hamadan Rug

A look at the Turkish Knots in a Hamadan Rug fragment. I also include a discussion of knobby backs.
Perhaps the most important identifier is the knot. When you know the knot you are half way to identifying the rug.

Vancouver Rug Guy - Just for fun - The Secret History of Flying Carpets

www.RugIdea.Com Persian Rug Show

Tabriz Rugs back on Top of Persian Rugs week ending Feb 3rd

Do you have an Oriental Rug Website

Hello,
I have built more than 30 special websites called Squidoo Lenses. These are more than just simple websites because you can add your links to them without my help or even permission. I have had them up for over a year and in some cases they rank higher than www.SpongoBongo. com or www.PersianCarpetGuide.com If you have a website visit my Squidoo Lens and link to your site. Then add a link from your site to the Lens. If you link from yours to mine and mine to yours then you will be surprised at how effective the links can be. By the way if you link to yours and do not return the link it is not nearly as effective.
Please visit: http://www.Squidoo. com/lensmasters/ JBOC
If you are interested in linking strategies let me know.
Best wishes,
Barry O'Connell


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I started two new sections: Yomud Rugs, Yomud Bags, Yomud Carpets and Teke/Tekke Rugs, Tekke Bags, Tekke Carpets

God bless him Walter Denny is a good fellow. I keep writing pages on Walter and somehow I lose them. I just found this one and I thought I would post it here before I lose it again. Notes on Professor Walter Denny

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