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

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How to look after your hand-woven carpet. So you bought the beautiful thing. Good, you will love it forever. But how to look after it. Here goes… Underlay: If your rug is on a hard floor – wood, tile, concrete or laminate – then it’s a good idea to get an underfelt. I learned this lesson

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.

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

Sumak

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Azerbaijan Silk Sumak, Kelim

This gorgeous old kelim in excellent condition is a perfect example of a fine Persian Azerbaijan sumak in an mix of wool and silk on a cotton base.

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.  

SUMAK

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by

Delightful, finely woven Afghan sumak rug woven with an unusual pattern. Probably Moshwani area

Kordi, stripe

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.

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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.

Brown Chobe

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Brown Chobe

hese 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.

Mughal Kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Mughal Afghan 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.

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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.

Mughal Kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
MUGHAL

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.

Modern Indian kelim

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Stripe modern Indian kelim

Modern striped kelim in gorgeous rusts and neutrals.

Modern Indian rug

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Modern rug carpet

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. Carpet, rug, wool

MUGHAL KELIM

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Afghan Mughal

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.

GHALMORI

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Meimana

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

MUGHAL KELIM

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by
Modern Mughal Afghan 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.

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.

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.

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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Afghan Mod, Grey

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Gray Afghan, undyed wool, Gul, Elephants foot

Woven from undyed, unbleached wool graded by natural colour, these Afghans are the traditional elepants foot gul design but with a twist – instead of the usual red, woven in stunning grey…

Modern “Shawl”

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
totally new designs

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.

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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

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

Chobe

Monday, 08 December 2014 by
Gray Chobe

Gorgeous Chobe in golds and naturals. 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

Mod Wool & Silk Indian

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.

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.

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