A handknotted carpet from Hamadan in Iran

A beautiful and durable carpet fits everywhere, the picture above shows a Hamadan carpet....

Antique Sultanabad Rugs and Carpets Guide

Sultanabad is the old name for the city of Arak. In terms of classification Sultanabad carpets tend to be a low quality Sarouk type rug. ...

Persian Rugs: Guide to Bakhshaish Rugs and Carpets

Bakhshaish was a Khanate in the Khajar Dynasty perion of Iranian history. Bakhshaish the old name of the area of the province of Azarbayjan-e Sharqi that runs from Lake Urumia to Heriz. Now the region...

Traces of Tree Worship in the Decorative Patterns of Turkish ...

I ran across this article while searching through the internet for information regarding the ethnography of the Baluch....

Thirty Turkmen Rugs - Masterpieces from the Collection of S. ...

FOREWORD I thought it was important to reproduce this article for more people to see. It was first published about 16 years ago, and since that time there are many more people who have expressed an i...

Reflections on the Engsi

Turkmen carpets and carpet-like items have clear functions-- khali (carpet), torba (bag), iolan (band), and so forth. One, however, may not be so straight-forward, the engsi. ...

Thirty Turkmen Rugs - Masterpieces from the Collection of ...

"Merv and Akhal Tekkes are the most frequently encountered (pile products of the Turkomans) at the Central Asian markets. ...

The Karakalpak Rug Collection of the Museum of Oriental Art, ...

Investigation of Karakalpak carpets and rugs has been minimal, and their representation in collections is scant. Until now there have been no publications on the Karakalpak rugs in the museums of Nuku...

Turkomans and Scholarship - A Retrospective View

The following is a reprint of an interesting article tracing the evolution of Turkmen scholarship, written approximately 16 years ago. ...