A Renaissance of Oriental Rug Weaving

The best Oriental carpets woven today, are more beautiful and of better quality than any woven in the previous seven decades.

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The Oriental Rug Renaissance

Natasha and I come across new carpets with designs we have seen only in museums. We find rugs that are full of character, rugs with vegetal dyes and handspun wool, gorgeous rugs — and a lot of them, more than we can afford to buy. At some time, unnoticed at first, the world of Oriental rugs entered a renaissance. How did it happen? When did it happen?

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The Oriental Rug Renaissance – Recap and Timeline

Summary and Timeline of the Oriental Rug Renaissance, which started roughly in 1985. Plus some great photos.

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Which country makes the best rugs?

The Best Rugs: Which are the best rugs made today: Egyptian rugs? Persian rugs? Turkish, Afghan, Chinese rugs? Pakistani rugs, Tibetan, Indian? Find out here.

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