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

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.

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

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

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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