Carpet of the week… Magnificent Moud

Saturday, 29 October 2016 by

I adore Moud carpets. People freak out over Bidjar and Tabriz but for me the Moud takes the cake. I don’t like overly fussy fine patterns, I find them eyedazzling and busy. Moud has that perfect balance between a solid, hardworking rug and a fine, intricate pattern. I love the colours used too – usually a

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

Kashan

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Kashan

Persian Kashan: 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.

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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.

Chobe, green

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Green 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

Old Douladabad

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Douladabad carpet

We scoured the markets to find as many of these beautiful older dugs as we could. Douladabad is a Baluchi subgroup 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

Old Afghan Baluch

Monday, 08 December 2014 by

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, 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

Part Silk Modern Indian Carpet

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Indian Modern, carpet, wool, silk.

Beautiful modern carpets, woven in Jaipur, India, these rugs are designed around the western palette. soft colours, gently, organic designs and a hint of old worlde charm. They add elegance and sophistication to any room. We only work with Indian companies that do not use child labour.

Vestiges Modern

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Faded, Indian, Modern, carpet, rug

Beautiful modern carpets, woven in Jaipur, India, these rugs are designed around the western palette. soft colours, gently, organic designs and a hint of old worlde charm. They add elegance and sophistication to any room. We only work with Indian companies that do not use child labour.

Chobe

Saturday, 06 December 2014 by
Bold black and gold Chobe

Chobe Black and gold, a gorgeously bold combination. 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

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