The Art of Oriental Rugs – A Weaver’s Perspective

I’ve written a book I wish I had when I first started in the rug business. This work is the result of three and a half years of research. It is intended for all levels of knowledge about hand-made rugs made in Iran (Persian*). Although the weaving principles are universal, the main focus is about the beauty and craftsmanship of Iranian weavers.

I’ve written a book I wish I had when I first started in the rug business. This work is the result of three and a half years of research. It is intended for all levels of knowledge about hand-made rugs made in Iran (Persian*). Although the weaving principles are universal, the main focus is about the beauty and craftsmanship of Iranian weavers.

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There are many fine books which address history, geography and designs; but they omit an important factor which experts rely on for identification – the specific weave pattern found on the back of the rug. If you wish to go beyond a cursory understanding of rugs, this is the eBook for you.

The Art of Oriental Rugs – A Weaver’s Perspective presents an insider-look which examines what is a weave, what causes it, and how to recognize it. This work is the result of examining hundreds of pieces through three years of intensive research. This is the first extended toolkit of its kind to demonstrate different Persian (rugs woven in the country of Iran) weaves based on their region and explore why they look the way they do. The goal is to establish generally accepted weave patterns attributed to each rug-weaving region in Iran.
It is more than just samples from Iran however, it also includes pieces from Caucasus, Turkey, China, Turkmen and others.
• With 1970+ pages it provides ample opportunity for an in-depth examination of weaves and many samples to aid in identification.
• Depending on your level of interest, you can go as deep as you wish in understanding why weaves look the way they do on the back of each rug.
• This work can be viewed on smaller screens, however, for an optimal experience and the ability to properly examine pictures including characteristics unique to each piece, it is best viewed on larger screens (8 inch or larger).

It includes 500+ pictures of rugs woven in Iran (Persian) which are available in the market today.

It includes 750+ closeup pictures of weaves from the backs of rugs from 170+ weaving regions around the world, including Iran (Persian), Caucasus, Turkey, China, Turkmen and others. This will aid in identifying rug origins.
It also includes maps of each region with the different weaving types to help better understand how the regions use similar/different weaving techniques.

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Iranian (Persian*) weavers have been creating exquisite rugs for centuries

*Historically, Persia was the common name used by western countries for Iran (pronounced e-ron) until 1935 when the country was officially named Iran. The words Iranian and/or Persian represent the same proud nation and people. **Weave refers to the unique pattern of knot formations on the back of rugs. ***bofandeh means “weaver” in Farsi (Persian) which is the language of Iran.

 

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