Friday, August 22, 2003

Oriental Rugs Technical Analyses and Recordation

A good article for almost all of us.

Oriental Rugs Technical Analyses and Recordation
By James Mark Keshishian A.S.A. Senior - Oriental Rugs

Technical analysis for the lay person (which is what we shall consider most of us) can be simple and it can be complicated. We shall take the easier route. The component parts of the knotted rug are the warp, the weft and the pile (or woof). There is also the selvedge at the edges or binding and sometimes the area at the fringes has significant treatment.

Bonhams & Butterfields - Areas of Collecting - Rugs & Carpets - Introduction

Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets Auction
Auction Date: September 16, 2003 in Los Angeles
Simulcast in San Francisco
Preview Date: San Francisco Sept 5-7, 10am - 5pm PT
Los Angeles, Sept 12-14, 10am - 5pm PT

Our fall 2003 Fine Oriental Rug sale features a fantastic variety of colors, sizes and origins. The Carpet Department is pleased to offer examples of excellent craftsmanship and design from around the world, providing an opportunity for the private collector, decorator, or designer to preview, purchase and enjoy.

Some of the finest carpets in this sale have been woven in Persia, India, Turkey, Europe and the Caucasus. Highlights of the forthcoming sale include a wide variety of Bidjars, an old 17th century Kuba Blossom Carpet, Fereghan Sarouk's, Heriz, Tabriz, Oushaks and the featured Agra Carpet (as illustrated).

Inquiries and Condition Reports:
Hadji Rahimipour , (415) 503-3392

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