Rug History

AFGHAN

Afghan rugs stand out due to their precise color palette. Various warm shades of scarlet in the field, border, and gul along with tones of mahogany-red, cerulean, and jet-black. The motif forms a large octagon enclosing a geometric shape while the space in between the...

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ISPARTA

Loyal to the timeless beauty Persian rugs, Isparta carpets maintain Persian tradition through its designs and weaving techniques.

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KAYSARI

Kayseri silk carpets have won worldwide acclaim due to their gorgeous, intricate designs and vivid colors combined with delicate weaving. Often, their primary color is a rich cerulean or cardinal red.

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USHAK

Originating from west central Turkey, Ushak rugs are extremely diverse with the traditional prayer-motifs meant for mosque worship to star and medallion designs. The bright colors dominate such as scarlet or navy blue.

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HEREKE

Sultan Abdulmecid, an Otttoman Emperor, established the Hereke Imperial Factory in 1843 –the very pinnacle of the Turkish carpet weaving. The creations from this factory were exclusively for the Ottoman Court. Using wool on cotton warps and then silk from Bursa...

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SIVAS

The timeless Persian motifs resurface in Sivas rugs: a centerpiece medallion and an allover design utilizing palmettes and vinescrolls. Recreating the subtle elegance of early classic carpets, these Turkish carpets offer soft color palettes –pale pastel tones common...

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ANATOLIA

There is archaeological evidence supporting that the Anatolian people were amongst the first to utilize flat-loom weaving during the Neolithic period (approximately 10,000 B.C.) Anatolian rugs have a vivid color palette. These Turkish rugs are geometric with the...

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TEHRAN

The color palette for Tehran rugs is a rich scarlet and powerful cerulean contrasting with alabaster. They are city weave, bright color, and find green, red, vase design (a motif) and fine weave.4 x 6 to 7 x 10 The weavers in Tehran use Persian knots. The warps are...

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HERIZ-SERAPI

Heriz rugs stand out due to their geometric shapes. As a trademark, they have a large, eight-sided medallion. Typically the color palette is salmon, burnt sienna, and sky blue for modern day pieces. Antique Persian rugs have a darker tinge of burnt sienna, beige, and...

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