May 4, 2014

Meanings of Colors in Persian Rugs

Synthetic dyes With the expansion of textile and carpet weaving industries, a need was felt for producing chemical dyes, which would be cheaper, readily available and […]
May 5, 2015


Material: There are only three of importance: silk, wool and cotton. Goat’s hair is used by Baluchi tribes for the selvedges of some of their rugs. […]
May 7, 2015

Hosseinabad carpets are considered to be part of the Hamadan carpet family

These persian carpets are hand-knotted in the villages surrounding the city of Hamadan in north west of Iran. Therefore, Hosseinabad carpets are considered to be part […]
May 7, 2016

Different Types of loom

Looms vary considerably in their construction. The following brief descriptions are intended to illustrate the two principal types. The horizontal loom is constructed parallel to the […]
May 8, 2016

Different styles of carpet

Map of design and colors drawn on paper used as a guide to weave a rug. Acolored drawing on graph paper, that a weaver follows to […]
May 9, 2017

Carpets generally are made from 5 basic materials

Most of the oriental carpets generally are made from 5 basic materials. Wool, cotton, silk, jute and animal hair. There are also some kinds of variations […]
January 29, 2018

The principal sources of natural colours (Part 2)

Indigo (Nil): The botanical name is “Indigo Tinctoria’. Originally the plant was found in India from where it had been taken to different parts of the […]
March 29, 2018

The principal sources of natural colours

Safflower (Golrangh): Scientific name of this plant is “Carthamus Tinctorius L.” and in Iran it is popularly known as golrangh. The plant grows up to the […]
April 30, 2018

Baluch rug origin and description

Belutch carpets are hand knotted in the border area of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Different tribes who have managed to save their own independent patterns over […]