SOFT & SUBTLE KARS RUGS From Kars in the North East of Turkey these vintage hand knotted light colored rugs are similar to Oushaks and are among the most popular oriental carpets, known for the high quality of their wool their beautiful patterns and warm colors. These designer favorites will complement any interior.
PESHAWAR CLASSIC RUGS Peshwar is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 weavers from Afghanistan came and settled here and started producing fine reproductions of classical Persian rugs.
LUSH KAZAK RUGS From the SW Caucasus, expect lush, high pile rugs; eye catching, vigorous geometries; and broad areas of brilliant natural dyes. Kazak rugs are the sine qua non-of antique Caucasian rugs.
RESHT FINE EMBROIDERY Resht is the capital of state of Gilan by the Caspian Sea in Persia. This area is well known for it’s textiles . They are finely embroidered on felt in various colors.
CREATIVE ANTIQUE KARABAGH RUGS & CARPETS Across the Aras river from Karajeh is the Armenian Caucasian rug area of Karabagh (Black Garden) which wove scatters, runners and gallery rugs from the 17th century onwards, often with cochineal reds and violets as significant tones. Antique Caucasian rugs from Karabagh may be strongly geometric or decidedly floral in the Persian manner
PERSIAN RUGS FROM THE BIDJAR AREA These Kurdish rugs almost never wear out. Woven in Bidjar town and certain neighboring villages, they are ultra-compact and solid, with piles of super-elastic wool and very firm construction. BIDJAR RUG COLORS & DESIGNS Colors are crisp, but not sharp, and designs range from formal dense florals to semi-geometric. The best antique Persian carpets from Bidjar were woven between 1870 and 1910, but any Bidjar rug is desirable. Bidjar’s work with almost any décor and many have tribal twists in seemingly formal patterns, making them appealing with informal furnishings.
PERSIAN BIBIKABAD RUGS Antique Persian Bibikabad rugs & carpets are from western Iran near Hamadan and employ the Turkish knot and have designs similar to those of Malayer rugs, but often in larger sizes. In the earlier examples, camel tones are frequent, but red dominates in more vintage rugs. The artistic level of antique Bibikabad rugs is generally much higher than the usual run of Hamadan area weavings.
GENUINE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE RUGS & CARPETS IN THE BAKSHAISH STYLE Although there is no town of Bakshaish in the Heriz weaving area, the term has been applied to those antique rugs & carpets from the later 19th century with generally allover patterns, mellow colors and semi-geometric drawing. The genre transitioned into the characteristic Heriz style by about 1900 and most real Bakshaish carpets are truly antique. RUG TONES AND COLORS The often-soft tonalities in the rugs make them ever popular in decorative circles and they have never gone out of fashion. The color schemes tend to be slightly
ELEGANT ANTIQUE & VINTAGE RUGS FROM BESSARABIA The antique rugs of Bessarabia are almost all flatwoven with profuse, semi-French patterns, and woven in southern Russia, originally for an affluent domestic market. BESSARABIAN RUG STYLES Designs of floral bouquets and vases, often on desirable black grounds, are popular on 19th century carpets, often in large, square sizes. A few rugs are pile woven, however. The designs still feel contemporary even though they employ traditional elements. Although the original market was the Russian nobility, now everyone can enjoy the rugs exotic yet European flair.
TOTAL ELEGANCE IN ANTIQUE ZIEGLER CARPETS Originally from Manchester, England, the Ziegler company established itself in Arak (Sultanabad) in 1882 and was active there until the 1920’s, producing almost exclusively room size and larger carpets with large scale allover floral patterns in colors resembling those of Turkish Oushaks of the period: sky blue, rust, pale green, ivory, shrimp, light gold and dark blue. These antique Persian carpets are highly decorative, working extremely well with almost any furnishing theme, always looking opulent without being overbearing or calling undue attention to themselves. The patterns are grand and engaging, there is plenty of