Antique Qashqai

Shiraz has been known for centuries as the city of roses, which is reflected in the motifs of many of the carpets. However, the most common motif, and one by which the carpets may be identified, is the diamond-shaped lozenge by itself in the centre of the carpet or repeated along the length twice or […]

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What to look for in a Persian Rug

Five questions to ask a dealer 1. Where was the carpet made? Quite a few countries throughout Asia and the Middle East manufacture handmade rugs and carpets nowadays and each have their own distinctive style. However some regions now copy, reproduce or make rugs in the Persian style, and while they look like genuine Persian […]

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Hadji Jalili Tabriz 19th Century

Hadji Jalili was a well known master craftsman from Marand, a small town near Tabriz, Iran. This is a superfine prayer rug and has approximately 900,000 knots per square metre. The mehrab has a rust background, its vault being supported by two graceful columns. Both, at the top and at the base of the panels, […]

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Why Buy a Persian carpet?

Why Buy a Persian carpet? Here’s why…. A persian, or Oriental, rug is a work of art for your floor that will last much longer than conventional wall to wall carpeting, protect your valuable tile or wooden flooring and act as a focal point for interior decor. A Persian or Oriental rug will last so […]

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