Category Archives: Oriental Rugs

Learn About Western Europe & All Other Regions Rugs

Aubusson: Aubusson is a town south of Paris, France. Aubusson rugs, emulating the look of Savonnerie rugs in a flat, tapestry weave, were made available to European nobility. (During the reign of Louis XIV, Savonnerie rugs were being woven only for royal commissions.) The Aubusson’s flatweave is influenced by the Persian kilim, which has been […]

Learn About China, Tibet & Nepal Rugs

Art Deco Chinese: Art Deco was an international design movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s expressed through the decorative arts and architecture. There was no specific Art Deco movement in China, however, the disruption of carpet trading routes through Iran and Turkey following World War I left an opportunity for rugs imported from China to […]

Learn About Caucasian Rugs

Bessarabian: Bessarabia is a historical term for the region bounded by the Dniester River to the north and east, the Prut to the west and the lower Danube River and the Black Sea to the south. This area would now incorporate parts of Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. Bessarabian kilims are made of wool and generally […]

Learn About Indian Rugs

Agra: A city on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Most famous in Western culture for being the location of the Taj Mahal. Agra was the seat of the Mughal Empire from 1526 to 1658, when it became a major center of carpet production. The Persians first […]

Learn About Turkish Rugs

Hereke (Herekeh): Hereke is a city in Northern Turkey positioned between the Mediterrean & the Black Sea about 40 miles from Istanbul. Sultan Abdulmecid, Ottoman Emperor, established the Hereke Imperial Factory in 1843 to produce carpets, fabric, upholstery and curtains exclusively for the Ottoman Court. Master weavers from Kerman were imported to weave and supervise […]

Learn About Persian Rugs

Abadeh: Abadeh, located in the Fars Province of Iran, lies along the high road from Isfahan to Shiraz almost halfway between the two at an elevation of 6200 ft. Ghashghai nomads trade here, and tribal rugs are woven by those who settled in Abadeh. Most rugs are made in sizes up to 5′ x 7′, […]