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How Old is My Kilim Rug?

How Old is My Kilim Rug?

One of the best things about buying a one of a kind kilim rug is that age is likely to retain and in some cases, increase their value over time. This is something that is untrue for almost any other purchase for the home! Age however will not make up for a poorly designed, dyed and woven kilim—a poor quality rug which is 100 years...

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The Making of an Overdyed Patchwork Rug

The Making of an Overdyed Patchwork Rug

Vintage Overdyed Patchwork Rugs are created using fragments & pieces of old knotted pile rugs which have been previously overdyed. Because of this, they can be made to any size or shape specification. The pieces are cut into mostly squares & rectangles of varying sizes before being laid out on a table to begin to form the design of the new rug. This is not...

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Balouch Weaving

Balouch Weaving

The Balouch tribes are unevenly distributed among Afghanistan, Iran & Pakistan. As weavers, they have a reputation as copyists of other peoples' designs, however what they have borrowed, they have interpreted in an unmistakable and unique Balouchi way. Shining through the immediate impression of dark & sombre colours can be seen a patina of tribal life and history, a reflection of the harshness of the...

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