Blog Archives
Newsletter Signup
 
 
 
 

All Blog

Kim

Tribal Cushions Galore

Tuesday, 9 July 2019  |  Kim

We wanted to share a few pics we took recently, we are going to be updating our website soon, with a new look and better rug search function, we hope to have it ready for the autumn.  We were playing around with the camera and thought we would share one or two Turkish, Persian & Afghan Rug Images together with piles of Cushions!  

 

 

That's all our news for now, keep and eye on our Blog for future posts, or join our Newsletter Mailing List for updates

While your here feel free to leave a Review of Yashar Bish Here

Follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Kim

Turkish Buying Trip News

Sunday, 23 June 2019  |  Kim

Turkish Buying Trip News

We know people like to be updated when there is any news, no matter how small, so this is what we have been up to over the last couple of months...

We have been off on a small buying trip to Turkey which was also a family visit which meant we could pick up a small stock of the wonderful wool patiks that Mahmut's mum makes for us, here is a picture of her making them - CLICK IMAGE TO SEE VIDEO OF MUM MAKING THEM ON INSTAGRAM!

(Socks are in limited supply but call 01273 671900 or email us for info)

We also stocked up on our lovely Boxwood Spoons - All Hand made and individual.  The Wood Bazaar is an amazing place to wonder around and we just wish we had space for those lovely bowls, but we had to leave them behind! See our Spoon section here - prices start at £2.95.

Oh and the cat was tired of playing with string!!

We were also very short on our gorgeous hand painted ceramics so made a visit to our supplier and selected a great stock of bowls, mugs, hotplates and coasters.  These are not on our website Im afraid but they are in our Brighton Shop, if you would like more info do get in touch by calling 01273 671900 or emailing us.

Our Gold Plated Ottoman Earrings have also been very popular over the years; we have artisans making them for us in Turkey and whilst on this buying trip we picked up the beautiful new pieces they had waiting for us, here is an example of what they are like - We have some on our website here or please call us on 01273 671900 or email us if you would like more info/section. Prices from £15 a pair.

These Uzbek Silk Ikat Bags are so beautiful, soft and padded - very glamourous for the evening! At £25 each they are available if you contact us on 01273 671900 or by email. We can send you images of each individual piece.

Last, but not least, we have started up cycling old footstools into stunning Turkish Kilim Footstools, we are only making a few at a time, but here is an example of what they are like, each piece will be individual - they are not on our website but you can contact us on 01273 671900 or email us for more info.

After all that work buying and finding gorgeous items for our shop we were ready for some tasty Turkish food and dessert!

This is a famous Dessert straight from the oven called Kunefe.

That's all our news for now, keep and eye on our Blog for future posts, or join our Newsletter Mailing List for updates

While your here feel free to leave a Review of Yashar Bish Here

Follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Kim

Carpet & Kilim Weaving Regions

Saturday, 1 June 2019  |  Kim

Have you seen our new page on Oriental Carpet and Kilim Weaving Regions?  It's work in progress but we thought it would be interesting for people to be able to learn more about the history and origins of some of the rugs we buy.  Many of the Persian, Afghan & Turkish Rugs we sell have been woven for many years in the small villages of Turkey, Persia and Afghanistan. 

Different villages often have certain recognisable styles and patterns which is one of many ways we can recognise the origin of an Oriental Rug.  Take a look at information HERE, as we say more will be added soon.

 

​Please follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Kim

Gorgeous New Rugs - Just In!

Tuesday, 23 April 2019  |  Kim

People always ask us when we are getting our new stock, so here is an update.  We have just added 120 new rugs and kilims to our stock, see them in our Latest Arrivals Section HERE or in their main categories on our website.  

Here are a few examples of the new pieces

Unusual Small Afghan Baluch Rug

Really Beautiful Afghan Kilim

Afghan Moshwani Runner

Afghan Vegetable Dyed Kilim Runner

Inexpensive Afghan Rug

Afghan Baluch Small Rug

While your here feel free to leave a Review of Yashar Bish Here

​Please follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Kim

A Small Update...

Tuesday, 19 March 2019  |  Kim

We have updated our Rug Underlay Section to include more increments that you can purchase your underlay in, previously we were selling our underlay in 50cm increments but now it can be purchased in 25cm increments.

 

In addition, we have also uploaded a few very beautiful Persian Tribal Rugs to our site, they can all be viewed in our Latest Arrivals Section HERE.  Below are a few examples how beautiful and unusual these new additions to our site are!

Beautiful Pale Persian Sirjan Rug

Stunning Lory Qashqai Rug

Gorgeous Lory Qashqai Rug

Persian Kurdi Gouchan Carpet

While your here feel free to leave a Review of Yashar Bish Here

​Please follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Kim

Oriental Rug & Kilim Symbols & Motifs

Monday, 25 February 2019  |  Kim

If you sit and look at your handmade rug or kilim you will see many symbols woven in all sorts of shapes and sizes, some figurative and some that you really cannot work out what they are meant to be!  

These symbols have been handed down over hundreds of years and we have put together a reference of many of these rug motifs (See our Information Page) so you can take a look and work out what some of the stories are behind your Turkish, Persian or Afghan rug.  

For example, HAYAT AĞACI - Tree of Life is a theme which stands for the wish of immortality or the hope for life after death.  Stylisation of various plants, such as cypress, date, palm, pomegranate, fig, olive, wine, beech and oak, are used to symbolise the tree of life.  We have put together a whole list of these symbols - To find out more look here.

HAYAT AĞACI - Tree of Life

​Please follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Kim

Oriental Rug Terminology anyone? Ever wondered what Abrash is, or what Selvedge means?

Sunday, 17 February 2019  |  Kim

Oriental Rug Terminology anyone?  Ever wondered what Abrash is, or what Selvedge means? There a lots of specific terms that relate to Oriental Carpets & Rugs and it can be confusing unless you know more about them.  We have put together a Carpet, Kilim & Rug Terminology Information Page to help people understand the meanings of some of these rug related words and terms. To find out more look here 

Abrash- Variations in tone or intensity of colour. Describes different shifts in the tone within a particular colour in a weaving, which usually occur as a result of the use of different dye lots.

Afshars– A group of Turkic speaking nomads whose primary habitat is Kerman Province in south eastern Persia.

Alum– Potassium aluminium sulphate used as a mordant.

Aniline– A synthetic dye derived from coal tar.

Asmalyk– A type of weaving usually pile (can be textile too) and commonly five-sided, woven to decorate the leading camel in a Turkoman wedding procession.

To find out more look here .......

​Please follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Kim

Qashqai Tribal Weavers

Thursday, 7 February 2019  |  Kim

We were looking through some old photos the other day and it struck us how little things have changed for some of the rural Qashqai tribes.  Many have settled into villages in the Shiraz area of Southern Iran but there are still some who live a nomadic way of life migrating between warm and cooler climates in summer and winter and also in search of good grazing.  The Qashqai women weave beautiful tribal Persian rugs, kilims and carpets when they are settled in the summer months, a period when they are also preparing for the weddings of their daughters and sons.

Going back to the photos, we thought we would share some comparisons of very old images taken from our tribal rug book collection together with photos we have taken ourselves when in the southern Shiraz Fars region of Persia.  All colour photos are taken by Yashar Bish.

"The Qashqai of Iran" - Whitworth Art Gallery - Migration (1974)

Taken by Yashar Bish in Fars region of Persia - Migration (Recent)

"The Qashqai People of Southern Iran"  UCLA Museum (1977)

Taken by Yashar Bish in Fars region of Persia - Migration (Recent)

"The Qashqai People of Southern Iran" UCLA Museum (1978) Darrehshuri Tribe

Taken by Yashar Bish in Fars region of Persia (Recent)

 
"The Qashqai of Iran" - Whitworth Art Gallery
 
 
 
Taken by Yashar Bish in Fars region of Persia (Recent)
 
 
 
"The Qashqai of Iran" - Whitworth Art Gallery - Spinning
 
 
Taken by Yashar Bish in Fars region of Persia (Recent)
 
 
"The Qashqai of Iran" - Whitworth Art Gallery - Wool Spinning
 
 
 
Taken by Yashar Bish in Fars region of Persia (Recent)
 
 
"The Qashqai People of Southern Iran"  UCLA Museum (1977) Darrehshuri Weavers
 
 
"The Qashqai of Iran" - Whitworth Art Gallery - Persian Rug Weaving
 
 
Taken by Yashar Bish in Fars region of Persia (Recent)
 
 

​Please follow us on Instagram for all that's happening in between these updates!

Read more...

Page 1 of 13    (97 Posts)