Jacobsen's Guide to Oriental Rugs and Carpets

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Dates in Oriental Rugs

Dates in Oriental Rugs

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Dates are sometimes woven into the end borders or fields of Oriental carpets, usually using Arabic calligraphy (find out about signatures and inscript...
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Is Your Rug Signed?

Is Your Rug Signed?

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Over the long history of weaving, the vast majority of handmade rugs have been made by country people who were essentially illiterate. A farmer or she...
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Carpet Designs

Carpet Designs

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A good way to categorize Oriental rug designs is not to group them by age or country of origin, but by whether they come from country or city areas. C...
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Washed and Painted Oriental Rugs

Washed and Painted Oriental Rugs

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The first widespread interest in Oriental rugs in the United States occurred after World War I, in the 1920's. There was a great deal of money made as...
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Dyes Used In Oriental Rugs

Dyes Used In Oriental Rugs

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There exists a very widespread belief that "vegetable" or "natural" dyes are superior to "synthetic" dyes, and that a rug woven with "vegetable" dyes ...
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How to Count Knots

How to Count Knots

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Knot density (knots per square inch) is an important indicator of rug quality. Most weaves are measured simply by counting the number of knots per lin...
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Knots used in weaving Oriental rugs

Knots used in weaving Oriental rugs

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There are basically two kinds of "knots" used to make most pile-woven Oriental rugs: "Persian" and "Turkish" knots (but see also how Tibetan rugs are ...
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Oriental Rug Terminology

Oriental Rug Terminology

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The Parts of an Oriental Rug....Warps are the parallel strings stretched from loom beam to loom beam upon which rows of knots are tied. Most weavers u...
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Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Turkey

Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Turkey

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Turkey has been famous for its handwoven rugs since the 17th Century when Venetian traders introduced "turkeywork" carpets to wealthy Europeans. Many,...
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Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

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Rugs have been woven for centuries in "Turkestan," the area east of the Caspian Sea, north of Iran and Afghanistan, and west and southwest of Chinese ...
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Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in The Caucasus

Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in The Caucasus

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The area of the Caucasus Mountains (bounded by the Black and Caspian Seas to the east and west, Russia to the north, and Turkey and Iran to the south)...
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Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Pakistan

Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Pakistan

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Geometric Bokharas from Pakistan....Bokhara production is centered around the city of Lahore. The name for this type comes from the city of Bukhara in...
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Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Nepal and Tibet

Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in Nepal and Tibet

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 Tibetan and Nepalese Weaving in Nepal....When the Dali Lama fled to exile from Tibet in 1959, many Tibetans followed, settling eventually in Nepal. T...
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Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in IRAN

Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in IRAN

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Historically, Iran ("Persia" up until 1934) has been the source of a very wide variety of rug designs and qualities. Probably the bulk of the Oriental...
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Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in India

Oriental Rugs and Rug Weaving in India

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 The two major weaving districts in India are the area surrounding the large city of Varanasi in east-central India and the area centered around Jaipu...
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