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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.

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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)
 
 

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Carpet & Rug Photography

Sunday, 27 January 2019  |  Kim

Now with all the festivities far behind us we have been planning and getting ready for the year ahead.  Our first job after New Year was to test out a new space we have taken on for photographing our products.  To photograph rugs you need lots of room and this new space was ideal, especially with the lovely rustic light wood floorboards which makes a great backdrop for our Carpets & Kilims. After we photograph each piece we bring them into our Brighton shop priced and ready for sale. Here are some images of the work in progress:

 

Here are some examples of the items we have taken images of in the new space, we are always striving to improve our images, so don't judge us too harshly!

(All these new items are in the Latest Arrivals Section of our Website)

 

 

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Gorgeous Turkish Kilim In Situ!

Tuesday, 22 January 2019  |  Kim

We really love to see where our rugs end up and this Vintage Turkish Kilim has certainly found its perfect spot - How beautiful it looks.

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Getting Cosy with Cushions this January

Thursday, 10 January 2019  |  Kim

It's good to be getting back to normal after the festivities, but the weather is cold here in Brighton this January and people are cosying up their rooms to stay warm - what could be better than a colourful large cushion on the sofa to snuggle into!  Here are a few examples of the different types of cushions we have - our Kilim Cushions go from long bolsters and small sizes of 35cm up to huge 70cm in size so a great range.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all!

Tuesday, 25 December 2018  |  Kim

Thank you to all our lovely customers for helping to make our year a success

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Winter Update

Sunday, 25 November 2018  |  Kim

Hello all, this is our Winter Update on what we have been up to over the last quarter. It has been a very busy time to say the least with a wonderful Persian buying trip, finding some truly stunning unusual rugs and more of our popular Persian Kilim Stools.  We also had a trip to Turkey where we purchased gorgeous large kilims from soft pale pieces to bright and bold Moldovan Rose Kilims. We had lots made in Turkey too, low level Suzani & Kilim Poufs, Ikat Cushions, Suzani Cushions, Kilim Cushions, Draught Excluders to name a few! New items are in our Latest Arrivals Section and also in their relevant categories on our website.

Other news - You will see that we now have all our rugs measured in Feet and Inches, as well as Centimetres, not everyone gets on with centimetres so we thought it would be helpful to have both - a long job but well worth it.

We have also created a Customer Reviews Section on our website where customers can leave their own review and also choose a star rating up to Five Stars (have a look and see what people are saying about us!).  Some of you may have already left a review but please do feel free to do so if you haven't already. 

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Making Progress!

Thursday, 8 November 2018  |  Kim

We really are making progress with our shipments - As of Thursday 8th November we still have more to price and photograph (larger sizes) and hope to start sorting and categorising more Persian rugs on Sunday this week, so that means more stock being added to the website next week sometime -  keep an eye our our Latest Arrivals Page!!

We hope to have most things uploaded in November but please ask if you have any questions. Once you see them on our site they will be available to buy online or in our Brighton Shop. We hope to put more Persian Stools on soon too as people keep buying them!!!  To keep up to date on deliveries etc join our newsletter mailing list here

 

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