Baktiar

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
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Gorgeous carpet from near the city of Baktiar in Iran. This will have been woven in one of the surrounding villages and as such is loosely classified as tribal or village.

Hamadan

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Hamadan

This village rug comes from one of the villages surrounding the city of Hamadan. It isn’s perfeclty straight but that adds to it’s tribal charm. Hamadan is a city situated in the western part of Iran, 300 kilometres west of Teheran. It is one of the worlds oldest cities and is mentioned under the name

Moud

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Moud

The city of Moud is situated south of Mashad and south of Birdjan. The carpets from Moud often have a Herati pattern, with or without a centrally placed medallion. They are sometimes divided into Moud Mahi and Moud Garden. The first one mentioned, Mahi, often has a beige colour with a light red or blue

Meshkin Kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Meshkin tribal Kelim

Meshkin, a small town near Adabil in Iran weaves these amazing rugs in bold designs and colours. They are tribal, vegetable dye and delightful. These kelims have some age and as a result are highly collectible.  

Kordi Kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Kurdish Kelim

Woven by the Kurds in southern Iran these tribal Kelims are beautiful and highly sought after. Usually long and narrow with stripes and some embroidery.

Khal Mohamedi

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Turkoman Khal Mohamedi

Woven by the Turkomen people in Afghanistan these Khal Mohamedis are names after the man who initially came up with these designs. Usually featuring a strong reddish bronze base colour with designs in black or blue they are a stunning addition to any home.

MUGHAL KELIM

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Afghan Mughal Kelim

These funky new kelims are being woven with vegetable dyes in the style of traditional Aghan kelims but with a funky, fresh twist, modern designs and a whole new palette of colours.

NAHAVAND

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Nahavand

This glorious vegetable dyes town rug was woven by the Nahavand people in Iran. Tribal, Town, Village Persian

Labjer Belouch

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Turkoman

This is a rug made by the Labjer tribe (Baluch sub tribe) Camels are important to Baluchi tribes and the camel print, as well as (very occasionally) camel hair, is used in the creation of their rugs. Balouch rugs can be made on a foundation of cotton or wool, goat hair is often used in

Shawl

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
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These are totally new designs coming out of the Afghan/ Pakistani Chobe workshops. Modern, fun, funky and fresh, they will really catch the eye. There are a whole range of these kinds of moderns at Millars.

Square Chobe, blue

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Chobe, square, blue

These rugs were originally woven according to the specifications of western designers, who prescribed subtle colours, textures and designs. They have evolved into a beautiful transitional art form of their own, usually in soft colours. A good chobe should be a vegetable dye on glossy, good quality wool. Takes medium to high traffic. Carpet, rug.

Round Chobe

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Round Blue Chobe

These rugs were originally woven according to the specifications of western designers, who prescribed subtle colours, textures and designs. They have evolved into a beautiful transitional art form of their own, usually in soft colours. A good chobe should be a vegetable dye on glossy, good quality wool. Takes medium to high traffic. Carpet, rug.

Meimana/Ghal mori

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Meimana kelim

These traditional Afghan kelims have been woven in the same styles and designs for centuries. With their strong reds, blues and browns, they are seen in many South African homes.

Hamadan

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Hamadan

Hamadan is a city situated in the western part of Iran, 300 kilometres west of Teheran. It is one of the worlds oldest cities and is mentioned under the name of Ekbatana in the Bible, see the book of Esther. The city is a centre for trading with carpets that are manufactured in the hundreds

Joshagan

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Joshagan

The city of Joshagan is located on the road that goes from Isfahan to Teheran, in the big, Varganeh valley. It is a small town that has a very old tradition of rug-making, indeed there is documented evidence of rug-makers working here in the 17th century. Some of the early specimens are conserved in important

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Old, fine Baluch

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Afghan Belouch Bokhara, fine

We scoured the markets in Pakistan to find as many of these older rugs as we could. It is still in excellent condition and has aged beautifully. Camels are important to Baluchi tribes and the camel print, as well as (very occasionally) camel hair, is used in the creation of their rugs. Balouch rugs can

Old Afghan

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Afghan Baluchi

We scoured the markets in Pakistan to find as many of these older rugs as we could. It is still in excellent condition and has aged beautifully. Camels are important to Baluchi tribes and the camel print, as well as (very occasionally) camel hair, is used in the creation of their rugs. Balouch rugs can

Kashan

Monday, 08 December 2014 by

Kashan is a ciry in Iran (Persia) which is famous for its well woven, durable and tradtional carpets. Usually woven in reds and blues with a profusion of multicoloured flowers and floral motifs, sometimes in pale creams, blues and greens. very respectable carpets, they stand heavy traffic and age beautifully.

Joshagan

Saturday, 06 December 2014 by
Joshagan

The city of Joshagan is located on the road that goes from Isfahan to Teheran, in the big, Varganeh valley. It is a small town that has a very old tradition of rug-making, indeed there is documented evidence of rug-makers working here in the 17th century. Some of the early specimens are conserved in important

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Superfine Nain

Saturday, 06 December 2014 by
Fine Nain, Superfine, Persian, Iranian, City carpet

Nain is a city in Iran which is famous for its beautiful, fine carpets. Usually they are woven in creams, whites or off whites and blues but that can also contain red or green. Nains come in various finenesses, this one is a particularly fine one. It’s soft colours are blue and creamy and off

Bidjar

Saturday, 06 December 2014 by
Beautiful softly coloured Bidjar

  Bidjar is the name of a small Kurdish town in western Iran. Kurdish carpets are often very strong and compact, which makes them extremly durable. The name Bidjar denotes the meaning of durability to many carpet specialists. The weavers use their heavy comb, made of metal and wood, to beat the weft and the

Bidjar

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 by
Beautiful softly coloured Bidjar

Bidjar is the name of a small Kurdish town in western Iran. Kurdish carpets are often very strong and compact, which makes them extremly durable. The name Bidjar denotes the meaning of durability to many carpet specialists. The weavers use their heavy comb, made of metal and wood, to beat the weft and the knots,

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