Khal Mohammadi Rugs

Khal Mohammadi rugs are made in the Afghan refugee camps of Pakistan, specializing in Turkmen rugs with coppery-colored fields.

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Persian Rugs: The Elusive Ziegler Mahal Rug

Zieglers rugs are … well, they’re the really great-looking old Mahals that were woven by the Ziegler Company and that sell for big bucks at auction — up to 60, 80, $90,000. And, of course, Zieglers are also the new rugs that go by the same name and that are knock-offs of old Ziegler carpets. Right?

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Turkish Rugs: Anadol, I.M. International and the Rest

Turkish rugs. An overview of the best rugs coming out of Turkey today, including rugs by Anadol, I.M. International, Turkish Herekes, Turkish Kilims and more.

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Turkish Rugs: The DOBAG Project

DOBAG is a Turkish acronym meaning Natural Dye Research and Development Project. Under DOBAG villagers learned the traditional use of natural dyes to make rugs.

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Rugs of India: worth a second look

The rugs of India have gotten leagues better in the past quarter century. Oriental rug lovers everywhere have started to notice.

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12 Wacky Animal Rugs and Critter Carpets

Nine mammal, fish and bird rugs. Two bonus mythical creature rugs. And the last one, you decide.

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Handspun vs. Machine-Spun Wool Pile

The distinction between handspun and machine-spun wool is Oriental rugs is far from academic. Handspun and machine-spun wool have different properties that crucially affect how a rug looks.

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Some Gorgeous Photos from Afghanistan

The photos Luke Powell took in Afghanistan throughout the 1970s rank as some of the most captivating travel photos ever taken.

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Old Oriental Rugs vs New Oriental Rugs

New Rugs vs. Old and Antique Rugs: The excellent new rugs of this era should convince many designers and collectors they have to be considered seriously.

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Turkish Rugs: Woven Legends

Woven Legends has had enormous influence in the Oriental rug industry since around 1985 — which is when I believe the rug renaissance began.

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Carpets of Israel: Bezalel Rugs of Jerusalem’s Arts and Crafts Movement

Israeli carpets of the Bezalel school in Jerusalem display a unique blend of Jewish, Persian, Turkish and European styles in designs that focus on the Holy Land…

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Persian Rugs: The Rugs and Carpets of Iran

Persian rugs: A guided tour through the crop of new Persian rugs (true Persian rugs are made in Iran) into the U.S. market now that trade barriers have fallen.

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Rugs of India: Black Mountain Looms

Teddy Sumner and George Jevremovic were the first people to make Oriental rugs on a commercial scale in modern India with natural dyes and hand-spun wool.

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4.5 million dollar Persian rug

In the biggest sale in Oriental and Persian rug history, Christie’s Auction house in New York sold a four-hundred-year-old silk Persian carpet for $4.5 mil…

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Oriental Rugs FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Oriental Rugs.

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Turkmen Rugs Exhibit in San Francisco

There’s a fantastic exhibit about Turkmen rugs going on at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park until September 2008.

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Pakistani Rugs: Art Resources

Art Resources creates great, old-looking oriental rugs in Pakistan, without distressing them with chemicals.

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Dyes and Spin: Final Considerations

For all practical purposes, both natural dyes and modern chrome dyes are superb, and so are hand- and machine-spun wool. The choice is aesthetic.

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