Travelling in Iran – Sirjan

by Lars N Nygård, Oslo, Norway, President of the Norwegian Art and Antiquedealers Association – 14 January, 2004 Capitol of the Afsharis After a 180 kilometres drive from Kerman, we arrived in Sirjan at nine in the morning. We drove about a little, taking a look at the street life. … read more

Miniature carpets

by Ludwina Akbulut It is not easy to write about myself, I am quite a ‘modest’ person but after request here we go… My name is Ludwina Akbulut-Van Oosterwyck, I was born in Belgium. Training: -Textile Institute for Decorative Art …Antwerp/Belgium 1983 – 1990 -Restoration and conservation of Pre-Industrial textiles…Ghent/Belgium … 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

Basic rules when buying a decorative carpet in Turkey

by Ludwina Akbulut I know people reading Jozan Magazine are mostly not ‘novices’ in carpets. But for those novices in search for some basic information I did put together a ‘first lesson: what to look for when buying a decorative carpet in Turkey’. To understand better first I briefly explain … read more