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The Magic World of the Oriental Rug
2400 Years of Development in the Art of Rugmaking
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Afghan alignment ancient animal antique arabesques arrangement artistic Asia background base fabric beautiful Beshir besques blue Bokhara Bokhara rugs botah motifs cartouches Caucasus centimeters central characteristic classic cloud bands colors dark decoration deep pile delicate Density of knotting diamonds dyes eastern Turkestan Ersari fabric of cotton fabric of wool field finely knotted floral gable geometric forms goat hair Herati hexagons hooked Iran Kashan Kazak Khotan knots per square knotted rugs light lozenges medallion medium-deep mentation millimeters mosaic motifs niche nineteenth century nomadic octagons Oriental rugs orna ornamentation consists palmettes pattern Pazyryk Pazyryk rug Persian knots pliable prayer rugs produced region rhombuses ribbed rosettes rows Russian Turkestan Saryk Seljuk shapes Shirvan silk smooth specimens square meter staggered structure style stylized flowers tendrils tight tion tribes Turkish knots Turkmenistan Turkoman Turkoman rugs types Ushak Warp and woof warp threads weave woof wool woven yellow Yomud