For Area Rugs Collectors
Collecting Caucasian Rugs
Colorful Caucasian rugs are valuable antiques. Rugs bring top dollars throughout the world. Is it because of the amount of time and talent needed to make a beautiful rug? Figure out what style of rug is best for you and learn more about rug collecting. Caucasian rugs are some of the most interesting styles of rug. Caucasus is an incredibly mountainous area whose people prove that life is amazingly tenacious. Flat land is at a premium and even the sheep must have to use climbing equipment just to stay on the hill! One mountain range in particular effectively cut off the entire area. The Caucasus region went through many different regimes, the most famous of which was the USSR. Today the area is divided up into the bottom end of Russia and the countries of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. More history about Caucasian rugs is included.
The Weavings of the Lors and Bakhtiyaris: A Fifteen Year Retrospective
This website of Thomas Cole, maker of antique rugs and textiles, provides information about recent acquisitions, Central Asia photos and more. Articles discuss opportunities to learn about and collect tribal weaving that existed in Persia and especially its capital, Tehran in the late 1960s and early 1970s were as exhilarating as they were unparalleled. Cole is a family-oriented private dealer who specializes in tribal weavings and textiles of art historical and ethnographic significance from Central Asia. He has been active in the antique tribal rug and textile art trade for the past twenty years. Having lived a good part of his life in, and traveled extensively through, Asia, he is familiar with diverse textile and woven art traditions from the Near East and Persia, through Central Asia, and the Silk Road to China. More recently he has become a frequent visitor to both Turkey and the Central Asian Republic of Turkmenistan.
Jozan Magazine is an International website and digital magazine about oriental rugs and carpets. Jozan Magazine also includes Danish, Swedish and Norwegian versions. Jozan Magazine includes articles on oriental rugs and carpets, an auction calendar, sales gallery with rugs from our members and a very large educational rug gallery. The educational photo-gallery with more than 1450 Persian, Anatolian, Caucasian, Turkmen and Balouch rugs is a important part of the magazine. Most of the images are published with permission from friendly dealers, auction houses, collectors and museums. Site includes rug news and articles, auction information, rug sales, vendors, a free rug newsletter, an oriental rug sales gallery, rug guides and photographs. Information about Persian rugs, Turkish rugs, Caucasia rugs, Turkman rugs, textiles and kilims is noted.
American Conference on Oriental Rugs (ACOR)
This is a non-profit organization established for the understanding and appreciating or Oriental rugs and textiles. Its members are the rug and textile societies throughout North America. It holds bi-annual conferences and every two years a large three-day conference in a major U.S. city is held for the advancement of and education about Oriental rugs and textiles. The site provides a directory listing of its member rug societies with information on number of members, when founded, contact information and website, where available.