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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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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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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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Caucasian Rugs: A Brief Blogging Introduction

The Caucasus is the mountainous area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Now divided between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and several Russian administrative republic, it was, in its rug producing heyday (the 19th century) a group of Russian  Empire … Continue reading

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#18425 Kerman – Lavar: Circa 1900

Rug#: 18425 Origin: SE Persia Type: Kerman – Laver Size: 9’8” x 21’2” Warp: hand spun cotton Weft: hand spun cotton Pile: wool Sides: 2 ply wool Circa: 1900 Main Colors:  soft blues, navy, beige, ivory, tan, soft gold. The … Continue reading

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#40-570 Flander Tapestry: circa 1700

Flemish Tapestry Panel Audenarde, c. 1600 8’1” x 9’5” Warp: wool, ivory to light brown, some mixing, natural, Z-Z-S 8-9 warps/in., a few areas up to 12/in. Weft: wool, Z-1, Z-Z-S, 28-30 pattern shouts/in; Woven sideways, left to right, on … Continue reading

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#18888 Tapestry: circa 1650

Rug #18888 Subject: Scene from a life of Moses Series, probably the reconciliation of Miriam and Zipporah Size:10’1” x 12’8” (3.07m x 3.86m). Period: Late 16th / early 17th century. Origin: Brussels, no mark Maker: No mark. Structure: Warp, wool, … Continue reading

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#21189 Donegal – Arts & Crafts: circa 1905

Rug #: 21189 Type: Donegal – Arts & Crafts Origin: Scottland Size: 11’6” x 15’0” Circa: 190 Designed by George Walton (1867-1933) for Alexander Morton & Co. Flatwoven Donegal carpet with a border of stylized meandering foliage contained in continuous … Continue reading

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#40-1205 Bakhshaiesh: circa 1880

Rug #:  40-1205 Type:    Bakhshaiesh Origin:  Azerbaijan Province, NW Persia Size:     10’0” x 14’6” Circa:   1880 A uniform field of light camel displays an ascending overall floral pattern of linked rosettes attached by geometrically angled branches.  The main border … Continue reading

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