Monthly Archives: March 2011

Film | Gabbeh 1997

Post by: Katrina Mauro Beyond the physical labor that is put into weaving a rug, is the story that is told through the art.  This film, while not a documentary, does document both of these aspects of rug making, interweaving … Continue reading

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#20319 French Tapestry: circa 1900

Rug #: 20319 Tapestry, Gobelins Factory, France 9’0” x 6’4” (2.77 m x 1.92 m) Circa 1900 “The Air” or “Aurora & Cephalus”, from a set of The Four Elements From a design of Francois Boucher Structure: Slit tapestry weave. … Continue reading

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Film | People of the Wind (1976)

*Post written by: Katrina Mauro In my quest to learn as much as I could about the rug world, I came across this 1976 documentary of the Babadi, a branch of the Bakhtiari tribe in Iran.  Narrated by Jaffar Qoli, … Continue reading

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Turkish Delights | Article from International View (spring 2011)

This article has been taken from International View (Spring 2011 edition), and can be found on pages 18-19. The name Ushak (or Oushak) is derived from a town, Usak, situated in the middle of the carpet weaving districts of the … Continue reading

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#19360 Bakhshaiesh: circa 1890

Rug #:  19360 Type:    Heriz Carpet (Bakhshaiesh Type) Origin:  Azerbaijan Province, NW Persia Size:     11’10” x 19’8” Circa:   1890         Structure Warp:   cotton, off white, natural, handspun, Z-4-S Weft:    cotton, off white, natural, handspun, Z-2, 3, … Continue reading

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#20198 Kerman – Lavar: circa 1870

Rug#: 20198 Origin: SE Persia Type: Kerman – Laver Size: 12’4” x 23’8” Warp: hand spun cotton Weft: hand spun cotton Pile: wool Sides: 2 ply wool Circa: 1870 Main Colors:  soft blues, soft yellow, beige, ivory, tan. The present … Continue reading

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