Author Archives: Ghady Ghanem

CAUCASE (Derband) – 983

Derband carpet usually have as a main design a large star or some other geometrical figure repeated three or four times transversely on a field of blue or red. The figures alternate in color, red and saffron yellow predominating if the field be blue, blue and yellow if it be red Read More...

KILIM – 982

Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by one of several flatweaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey,the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Although at times you may find kilim rugs included in the general genre of "oriental rugs", in more accepted practice kilims are in a class of their own. Read More...

KILIM – 981

Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by one of several flatweaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey,the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Although at times you may find kilim rugs included in the general genre of "oriental rugs", in more accepted practice kilims are in a class of their own. Read More...

TABRIZ – 972

Tabriz carpets are known to have a short and rough pile; its patterns can consist of a centrally placed medallion surrounded by arabesques, weeping willows and cypresses. Another popular motif is the four seasons which describes the life of the Persian farmer during spring, summer, autumn and winter. Read More...

ZENJAN – 963

Zanjan (or Zenjan) is a northwest province of Iran. It produces many beautiful tribal rugs, by nomadic Persian tribes in such districts as Kelardasht, and Sauj Bulagh (modern Mahabad). Zanjan means ideal wife. The colors of these rugs are usually very bright and lively Read More...

KILIM – 956

Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by one of several flatweaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey,the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Although at times you may find kilim rugs included in the general genre of "oriental rugs", in more accepted practice kilims are in a class of their own. Read More...

HAMADAN – 954

Hamadan are easily recognized with their typical patterns and sizes. The patterns are very varying and the medallion as well as carpets with repeated patterns occur. Among individual pattens the Herati is the most common pattern. The colours are dominated by different nuances of indigo blue and madder red. Read More...

KILIM – 953

Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pileless textile of many uses produced by one of several flatweaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage and are practiced in the geographical area that includes parts of Turkey,the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Although at times you may find kilim rugs included in the general genre of "oriental rugs", in more accepted practice kilims are in a class of their own. Read More...

SADDLE BAG – 952

Bags that are attached to saddles are known as saddlebags. Leather was the original material; but now leather saddlebags have declined because of their high maintenance and weight. In their place, rugs saddlebags are becoming popular: They are lightweight, decorative, colorful and do not require high maintenance Read More...

COJAN – 951

Cojan carpet manufacturing is extensive in Mashhad and mostly large carpets with medallions are made, which are also sold under the name Meshed. The quality changes and the wool from Khorasan is recognized by its softness. Cojan rugs and carpets are mostly curvilinear with a single central medallion, corner floral designs and very busy curvilinear floral motifs in the background Read More...