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History of Carpets


Naksha: Indian Oriental Rug Map & Cartoon, Carpet Blueprint!

August 18, 2008

A designer decides on proper knot count, then creates a design to best express the fullest capacity of such knot density. With careful consideration to colors and design execution, this is no easy task. It takes many years to fully master original Oriental Rug design, and in this case, is the extent to which weavers have to visualize the rug before it is actually created. more

Talim: Written code for Weaving Oriental Rugs and Carpets

August 18, 2008

A small portion of paper as seen in the images of this post expose the written language and communication between caller and weaver. Each symbol is short for a color code, of which one designated person relays information in a chant like song. Weavers then then tie each knot upon the the warps of the rug as strung on a loom in tandem with each call. more

Carpet Museum of Iran Celebrated 30 Years!

January 28, 2008

The Carpet Museum of Iran is celebrating its 30th birthday. To highlight their anniversary, the Museum will be featuring Persian rugs with historic poetry and literature. more

Historically Important Ardabil Carpet

January 13, 2008

“The Ardabil Carpet as displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum is one of a pair.  For more information on this historically important 16th century massive 17'6"x34'6" car …” more

Oldest Known Oriental Rug

December 3, 2007

Oldest Known Oriental Rug was found in a Valley in Russia entombed in ice. more


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