RUG EDUCATION

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The value of a rug has several features: Knots per square inch, materials (wool,silk,cotton, vegetable dyes or natural), design, age and origin.

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The name of the rugs comes from the country of origin.

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The rugs are appointed by the towns or villages of origin.

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Experts say that the 5,000 years of trade in "Silk Road" resulted in similarities between the Chinese and Islamic art in oriental rugs. For example, elements of Chinese Han Dynasty can be seen in some Persian rugs.

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The Persian King Circo II introduced the manufacture of rugs in Persia after his conquest of Babylonia in 540-538 B.C.

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The oldest carpet knots called PAZARYK was discovered by the Soviet archaeologist in the Altai mountains and is estimated that it has more than 2,500 years.

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During a renovation of the Corfe Castle, King John of England insisted on beautifying his palace with Persian carpets.

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Oriental carpets possession was considered a sign of rank, prestige and Privilege.

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The mats were used as barter for the release of prisoners of high rank.

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For many centuries there now, the manufacture of Rugs, whose origin is said, began in the distant mountains East, with very poor nomadic tribes and the need to have something to cover her body and form a kind tent for protection from inclement weather, it was as began to weave.

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Museums often exhibit Persian + Oriental rugs.
* Textile Museum, Washington DC
* Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
* Philadelphia Museum of Art
* National Museum in Teheran
* Boston Museum of Fine Arts