1. Learn About Caucasian ( Former-USSR) 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 feature stylized floral designs in red, black, brown, and cr…Read More

  2. 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 introduced Indian weavers to rug-making, hence designs in these rugs will show th…Read More

  3. 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 t…Read More

  4. 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', but, more recently, a small number of room-sized rugs have been produced. Field colo…Read More