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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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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

Donegal  vs. Oushak Clash of the Carpets Battle of the bands? How about a combat of the carpets? Who is original and who is derivative? Who copied whom and who inspired whom? Which came first? We date the Turkish Oushak … 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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