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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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Rugs of the Week

Two vintage mid-20th century Ecuadorian Carpets Designed by Olga Fisch. Of Hungarian origin, Olga Fisch(1901-1991) emigrated in 1933, first to Morocco and in 1939 to Ecuador, head of the political instability  wracking Europe. Already an artist and collector of folk art, … Continue reading

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Rugs of the Week

Chinese Art Deco Minimalism Today, minimalism reigns in much of the decorative carpet world. No borders, no traditional patterns, no classic design protocols. It is all so new, or is it? You might be surprised to discover that border less … Continue reading

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The Chinese Carpet Dragon

The dragon is a mythical animal, but you’d never know it from looking at antique Peking Chinese carpets. The Chinese consider the dragon to be a composite of several actual animals: horse, snake, fish, etc.  The phoenix, adapted from gold … Continue reading

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Rug of the Week

Antique Peking Chinese Landscape Pictorial Carpet. Chinese painting goes back at least to the early centuries AD, on wall and portable on silk scrolls. It has been, at least from the 10th century under the Sung Dynasty, most esteemed when … Continue reading

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Rugs of the Week

Antique Art Deco Chinese Carpets. The color mavens at the Pantone Color Institute have settled on a hue for 2017: “Greenery” (no. 15-0343), a grassy , welcoming green, with a touch of yellow and not at all deep or foresty. … Continue reading

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Rugs of the Week (Akstafa,Shirvan)

Two Very Interesting Caucasian Long Rugs. Our Caucasian Blog only briefly sketched the range of types from this mountainous region of a thousand languages and ethnicity. Here are a couple a particularly interesting pieces that help to expand on our … Continue reading

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Rug of the Week

Antique Ningxia Chinese Carpet 10.8 by 12.0 1800 We  LOVE Chinese carpets.  Absolutely. Rahmanan has the largest collection of Antique Chinese Rug and Carpets in New York. In America. In the world. In the galaxy. In the universe. Period. A … Continue reading

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Peking Carpet Blog for Rahmanan

The Antique Peking Chinese Rug Carpets have been woven in Peking (Beijing) since the sixteenth century, but the best and most relevant  era of antique Peking Chinese rugs classic  is the 1880-1930 period. The range of formats, sizes, designs and … Continue reading

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