Tag Archives: antique rugs

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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The Shou Symbol on Antique Peking Chinese Carpets

  Chinese art loves symbols whether they are calligraphic, pictorial, animals or flowers, objects or natural phenomena. It is difficult to find a Chinese carpet without some symbolic elements.  The “Shou” motif is one of the most popular designs that … Continue reading

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#18355 Chinese – NingXia: circa 1750

#18355 Chinese, Ning Xia, Platform Carpet 3.99m x 4.06m (13’1” x 13’4”) 2nd half of the18th century. Structure: Warp: Cotton, white, natural, Z-4-S Weft: Cotton, white, natural, Z-4, 2 shoots alternating Pile: Wool, Z-3 or Z-4, asymmetric knot, 4-5 h. … Continue reading

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#18406 Tabriz – Haji Jalili: As Seen in House Beautiful

Rug # 18406 Rug Type: Tabriz – Haji Jalili Origin: Persia Size: 21’6″ x 33’0″ Circa: 1890 Material: wool . Purchased by Rahmanan Antique & Decorative Rugs in 2001 from the authorized agent of the former Wallace Groves Estate in … Continue reading

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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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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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Documentary Clip | Persia, 1938

This is a clip from a 1938 color documentary on the Silk Road, from the 2nd reel entitled “Persia”, produced by the Esso corporation and distributed by Modern Talking Picture Service, depicting the process of producing Persian Rugs in Iran. … Continue reading

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#18885 Doroksh: circa 1910

Rug #: 18885 Origin: NE Persia Type: Mood (Doroksh) Size: 10’6″ x 13’10” Warp: cotton Weft: cotton Pile: wool Circa: 1910 What we in the industry refer to as “Mood Carpets” are a generalization of a number of types of … Continue reading

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