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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

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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

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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

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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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