A Brief History – The Farahan Carpet

Overall Farahan

At the close of the 18th century, the predominant Persian carpet distribution cities of Tabriz, Kashan, Kerman, and Mashhad found themselves accompanied by a new weaving hub, the Farahan region. Though these carpets were relative newcomers in the industry, they are now world-renowned for their signature weaving styles and designs. Continue reading to discover what…

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Antique Spotlight – Neutral Leopardess

Neutral Leopardess from Orley Shabahang - overall carpet photo

This week’s Antique Spotlight highlights one of our most cherished tribal Persian carpets, this Neutral Qashqai Leopard carpet. Let’s hunt through this week’s Antique Spotlight and learn more about this Leopard Carpet’s design and its traditional hand-knotted construction. In lush varied neutral hues of cream, tan, and chocolate brown, this tribal carpet measures 6’ x…

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Staff Pick – Flora

Flora - Contemporary Persian Carpet from Orley Shabahang - Front of carpet

This week’s Staff Pick highlights Flora, a lush green Luri Gabbeh carpet from Orley Shabahang’s Tribal collection. From its thick green pile to the traditional weave, continue reading this week’s Staff Pick to learn more about this luxurious rug.  Woven in Iran in the last twenty years, Flora features a rich, green ivy-filled scene consisting of two-tone light…

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Inspiration Everywhere – Framed Garden

Framed Garden – 10’0” x 14’3” – Art Nouveau Carpet from Orley Shabahang - overall photo

Bridging the gap between Art -Nouveau and the beloved traditional and transitional design elements of Bakhtiari carpets, this week’s “Inspiration Everywhere” features Framed Garden from the Orley Shabahang’s Art Nouveau collection. Continue reading to learn more about Framed Garden’s design, transitional Bakhtiari elements, and hand-knotted construction.  Measuring 10’0” x 14’3”, this hand-knotted Orley Shabahang carpet belongs to…

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A Brief History – Flatweave Carpets

Whether you have just fallen in love with Persian carpets or are a long-time collector, flatweave carpets tend to receive less attention than their piled counterparts. In this week’s blog, we will be learning about the various styles of flatweaves and their unique characteristics. 

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Antique Spotlight – Farahan

Antique Farahan Carpet - overall photo

This week’s Antique Spotlight features an exceptional Antique Farahan carpet from Orley Shabahang’s Antique Collection. We invite you to enjoy its inspirational beauty as we dive right into this Farahan’s origin, design, and symbolism of this special piece of history.

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Inspiration Everywhere – Transitional Bidjar

Transitional Bidjar from Orley Shabahang - Overall Photo

Considering most Inspiration Everywhere blogs showcase a fine contemporary carpet, it is time to switch gears and pay homage to the classic Bidjar design. This week, we will cover this warm transitional Bidjar carpet. Continue reading to discover more about this unique carpet’s design, symbolism, and incredible construction.

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A Brief History – The Bakhtiari

Bakhtiari Family Photo black and white film

With their iconic bright and bold colors, Bakhtiari carpets make up an important pillar of Persian carpets. In this edition of A Brief History, we highlight the Bakhtiari tribe and discuss their history and the exceptional rugs they create. 

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Antique Spotlight – Persian Qashqai Neriz Carpet

Antique Persian Neriz carpet from the Qashqai tribe - overall Photo

In this week’s Antique Spotlight, we will be reviewing a Persian Neriz carpet from the Qashqai region. This unique piece dates to the 1880s and exhibits stunningly intricate details for its provenance. Continue reading to learn about its hand-knotted construction, its symbolism, and what makes this Qashqai unique compared to other rugs of this region.

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Staff Pick – Strata

Strata – Architectural Modern Persian Carpet – Gray-Brown, Cream Wool - overall Photo

When introducing new customers to our incredible collection of carpets, our Architectural collection constantly catches the eye. In this week’s Staff Pick, we will be examining Strata. Intriguing audiences with its large-scale architectural design, keep reading to discover the process of creating this unique piece, the inspiration for its design, and a detailed description of its composition.

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