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If you only had one book on Oriental Rugs I would have to suggest. Murray Eiland's Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide The book is by Murray Jr and his on Murray. I will be writing more about books. After all the building of a great rug collection starts with a good library.

Vancouver Rug Guy posted Displaying nomadic flatweaves as art Definitely a good idea. A persistently popular page on this site is How Do I hang a Rug. By the way the collector I mention is Wendel Swan. I do not know of anyone who does a better job of hanging and displaying rugs than Wendel.

How Can I Tell if my Rug is an Oriental Rug or Other? Hand Made/Tufted/Machine Made

I am not sure if it is an honor but I made a new list - The worst looking oriental carpet websites out there

Of all the Persian Tribal rugs Kurdish rugs can be some of the best. Of all Kurdish rugs the so-called Flaming Palmette Sauj-Bulagh are among the most striking. I just added Kurdish Rugs: Sauj-Bulagh/Sautschbulag Kurdish Carpet mid 19th to the notes to go with two others:An early Sauj Bulag Rug Rippon Boswell lot 76 and Kurdish Rugs: Mid 19th c. Sautchbulag Rug Rippon-Boswell lot 86
I also added Kurdish Rugs: Sauj-Bulagh/Sautschbulag Tree & Bird Kurdish Carpet 2nd half 19th it is related but later.
Well worth a look is Pieces of a Puzzle: Classical Persian Carpet Fragments the web presentation of a show of the same name at the Textile Museum September 1, 2006 - January 7, 2007 Daniel Walker was the Exhibition Curator and Textile Museum Director.

Two million people engaged in carpet industry in Iran

Tea and Carpets Nomadic Felt Carpets Seek A Place In Western Homes

Persian Rugs: Arabi Main Carpet Circa 1850 At one point I would have attributed this one to the Khamseh Confederation but Arab or Arabi works. There are Persians who are linguistically Arab who weave these rugs. Interestingly the CIA has been trying to stir up an anti-Iranian revolt among these people in the last few years. it has not been successful since their loyalty as Shia outweighs any Persian/Arab contention. They have been doing the same thing with greater success with the Baluch in Sistan. the Baluch are Sunni. see also Khamseh Confederation Rugs Guide

For a classic Khamseh Confederation Rug see Persian Rugs: Khamseh Confederation Rug late 19th

Hamadan Rugs: Hamadan Gallery Carpet late 19th This is the classic old style Hamadan Persian rug. It is rare to see one in such great condition. years ago enterprising dealers would remove the camel skirt and sell these as a runner. It sounds odd but there was almost no demand or these until they removed the camel skirt then this was a very popular runner size.

Something ODD on Turkotek -
Turkotek regular and resident sage Jim Allen is comparing a related style of border on 3 rare Turkish rugs. Jim usually stirs up spirited discussion with the nay-sayers but this time he has confounded them with the force of his observations. It is almost sad to see the abject intellectual surrender of his old opponents.

Rug Rag reviews: SpongoBongo for Oriental Rugs

Stephen "Dusty" Roberts interviews Tom Cooper of Heirloomors.com
in Chicago on the rug washing floor

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