- The Rug Queen -
Michele Hart, owner of La-Ti-Da,
is also affectionaltely known as "The Rug Queen"
Michele specializes in fine new and antique
hand-woven area rugs from around the world
She has over 16 years of experience in buying
and selling fine imported area rugs
Over 150 beautiful rugs currently in stock
and access to thousands more!
Call today and set up an in-home appointment with Michele
or come by the store at 202 Main Street
in beautiful Marble Falls, Texas
and chat with her in person
"The best way to find the perfect rug....
is to see it in your home first"
Michele Hart ~ The Rug Queen
....a little information about fine Persian and other imported, hand-woven, wool area rugs.....
The Persian carpet is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia.
Iran exports carpets to more than 100 countries, as hand-woven rugs are one of its main non-oil export items.
Persian carpets can be divided into three groups; Farsh / 'Qālii' (sized anything greater than 6x4 feet), QālichehnomadicGelim (گلیم) Kilim, (including Zilu, meaning rough carpet).
Types of Persian carpets & rugs
Carpet dealers have developed a classification for Persian carpets based on design, type of fabric, and weaving technique.
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The categories are named for cities and areas associated with each design.
Turkish carpets come in distinct styles, from different regions of Turkey. Important differentiators between the types include the materials, construction and the patterns.
Carpets, whether knotted or flat woven (hummas), are among the best known art forms produced by the Turks from time immemorial. There are environmental, sociological, economic, and religious reasons for the widespread art of carpet weaving among the Turkish people from Central Asia to Turkey.
Carpets by regions
Anatolia has a weaving culture. The carpets derive their names from the localities in which they were produced, as well as from the techniques of their manufacture, the characteristic patterns of their ornamentation, the layout of the design, and the color scheme.
Romanian Antique Rugs and Carpets
Three distinct styles evolved in the three areas of Moldavia, Oltenian and in the central district of Transylvania. Romanian rugs are based on the Bessarabian kelim and were first used as wall hangings and blankets. Moldavian rugs are geometrically designed often utilizing the tree of life symbol in subdued colors. Oltenian carpets often have a black or green background, depicting figures and scenes, reminiscent of Persian miniatures, such as hunting parties. The last style, those of central Transylvania, is primarily influence by oriental rugs with firm borders and small-stylized flowers, sometimes with birds and animals.
Bijar Rugs and Carpets
Bijar (or Bidjar) Kurdish rugs are often called the Iron Rugs of Iran. The Bijar was a heavy durable rug that has been very popular in the United States. Now, the Bijar rug tends to be a finer thinner more Sarouk like rug. Most Bijar Kurdish carpets are woven by Gerrus Kurds in the Bijar area while a finer copy of Bijar carpets are woven by Afshar weavers who live in the Tekab and Tekkenteppe Area in Gerus.
Nowadays, the Bidjar carpets made in Iran can be put into the following three main categories:
- Traditional Bidjars, f.i. Bidjars with rose motifs.
- Halvai and Tahjavi-Bidjars.
- Afshar Bidjars.