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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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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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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 (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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