Monthly Archives: June 2017

Rug of the Week Carpet #21055

Antique Northeast Persian Carpet Khorassan Province Later 18th Century Khorassan was a truly enormous Persian province, once extending all the way to the Oxus River, bordering on  true Central Asia. Even After the eastern parts were lost in the Afghan … Continue reading

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Antique English Square Needlepoint Carpet

French and English Victorian period needlework carpets are quite similar in both technique and in the repeating circle and square patterns, but English rugs are more often in light tones, as here, with seven rows and seven columns on an … Continue reading

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21431 British Needlepoint: circa 1920

Made by Puntro Molley (?).  His needlepoint rugs were more appealing than others made at the time due to his varied use of different kinds of wool (thickness, sheen, etc) and varied stitching methods.  In one piece, perhaps 5-6 types … Continue reading

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Rug of the Week

Tekke Turkmen Ensi Middle 19th Century How can an antique Tekke Ensi be special? There must be a zillion of them (or more). But this not your grandfather’s Tekke Ensi. In fact, this rug is at a whole ‘another level. … Continue reading

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