Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Weft Of Different Color

Recently, a client brought up the different colors found in the wefts of Oushak carpets. He noted that some seemed to have red wefts, while others remained un-dyed. He wondered weather or not this was a telling factor on age. … Continue reading

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Bakhtiari: Circa 1880

#20408 Bakhtiari 13’4” x 19’6” Circa 1880 As seen in Gimbels Buy 1926 Catalogue (page 13).   This antique Persian Bakhtiari, boasts a beautifully constructed garden design, with intricate stylized flowers in each section of the pattern. The rug can … Continue reading

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Cotton Agra: circa 1880 – 1890

#19973 Cotton Agra 3’10” x 7’0” Circa 1880-1890 Cotton pile rugs were woven in Agra for both domestic use during the summer, and for export as an alternative to wool pile pieces in more saturated colors. The tonality is generally … Continue reading

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“German” Condition

Sometimes in the antique rug industry, you will come across a client who is looking for a rug in “German” Condition (Generally, this will be a European client). What this means is that they are looking for a rug that … Continue reading

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Oriental Influence on European Rugs

Antique rugs were once new production. About 80 – 90 years ago, carpets from the orient were sold at extremely high prices throughout Europe. European manufacturers saw the need to produce such products at lower costs, causing a sweep of … Continue reading

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Rug Classifications

The first thing that most people want to understand about rugs is how to classify them. There are a number of ways to do this. One could classify rugs by general rug type: a. Tribal Weavings b. Cottage Rugs c. … Continue reading

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What would you like to know about antique rugs?

We at Rahmanan are working to give you the best possible experience in shopping for your antique rug. We understand that many people have questions or concerns when buying an antique for their floor, and have a yearning to know … Continue reading

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