Buying rugs in Turkey – Rah Rah “Kilims”

Rah Rah "kilim"

Perhaps you have been in Turkey as a tourist and visited rug shops to find a collectable rug to bring home as a souvenir. Most rug shops have a large inventory of both new Turkish pile rugs and flatweaves but a real collectable rug seems hard to find for the … read more

Pod Blacha Palace, Warsaw

The exhibition of Oriental carpets in the museum at Pod Blacha Palace (Copper-Roof Palace) in the central Warsaw is worth visiting. The palace is situated behind the Royal Castle and the permanent exhibition includes more than 200 Oriental rugs and carpets. 140 of them Caucasian carpets from the 19th century. … read more

The Ardabil Carpets

The Ardabil Carpet - photo courtesy LACMA

Exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Some of the most famous carpets in Oriental rug history are the Ardabil carpets. The carpets are a pair of twins, woven in Persia in the 16th century. One of the carpets are exhibited in Victoria and Albert Museum in London … read more