Kordi Kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Kordi rug

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.

Goltoch

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Goltoch

Goltoch, Iran. This town makes the most lovely, fine, dense and thick piled rugs with a trademark dusty indigo.

Chobe

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Red, bronze, 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.

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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.

BOLD MOSHWANI

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
MOSHWANI

A cross between pile and kelim, with a beautiful embossed texture. These rugs are still woven by Afghans in Afghanistan and ported over the mountains into Pakistan to be sold. Veg dyes, wool on wool. Very rustic, with bold designs and high contrasting colours, sometimes with very strange motifs indeed. Can take medium to high

MOSHWANI

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
MOSHWANI

A cross between pile and kelim, with a beautiful embossed texture. These rugs are still woven by Afghans in Afghanistan and ported over the mountains into Pakistan to be sold. Veg dyes, wool on wool. Very rustic, with bold designs and high contrasting colours, sometimes with very strange motifs indeed. Can take medium to high

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

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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Geravan

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Geravan

Tribal, red, vegetable dye, Persian Gorovan, Geravan

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Baluch, Iran

Monday, 15 December 2014 by
Baluch old

Beautiful tribal Iranian Baluch, (Balouch, Beluchi, Belouch) Bright colours, reds, vegetable dyes  

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

Old Baluch, Afghan

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
old baluch turkoman

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 Baluch

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Elephants foot, fine, old, vegetable dye, 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

Moshwani

Monday, 08 December 2014 by

Moshwani’s are beautiful village rugs from Afghanistan. They arte made in Afghanistan and ported over the Hindu Kush mountains into Pakistan to be sold. Usually a cross between Kelim (flatweave) and pile (carpet), they are woven in wool with vegetable dyes on a wool foundation. Colours tend to be soft reds and dusty blues and

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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Baluch

Saturday, 06 December 2014 by
Vase design

TURKOMAN/ BALUCH 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 the weft. The ‘camel print’ or ‘gul’ repeat medallions are

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