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June 17, 2024

History and Significance of 19th-Century Persian Sultanabad Rugs

A beautifully crafted Oriental rug never goes out of style and can be surprisingly versatile in all kinds of homes. With thousands of options in terms […]
June 14, 2024

Rug & Kilim’s Art Deco Rugs as Inspired by Romain de Tirtoff “Erte’s” Artworks

Art Deco, often referred to as Streamline Moderne or Style Paquebot ('ocean liner style'), amalgamates a variety of emerging styles from the early 20th century, including […]
June 12, 2024

A Profile on Jules Leleu and Paule Leleu and their Contributions to the Art Deco Movement

   “The story of Art Deco is incomplete without the contributions of Paule Leleu.” This particular rug as inspired by Paule Leleu’s designs enjoys a bold […]
June 10, 2024

The Imam Reza Shrine in Mashhad – World’s Finest Collection of Persian Carpets

  The UNESCO World Heritage site Imam Reza Shrine in Mashad, Iran, boasts one of the most exceptional collections of Antique Iranian carpets globally. This antique […]
June 7, 2024

A Guide to Sanguszko Safavid Carpets: Oldest Surviving Carpets from Kerman, Iran

Victoria and Albert Museum’s Epic Iran exhibition offers a comprehensive exploration of 5,000 years of Iranian art, design, and culture, showcasing over 300 objects from ancient, […]
June 5, 2024

Thomas Witty and the Growth of European Axminster Carpets

What are Antique English Axminster Carpets ? Axminster carpets were highly esteemed in English country houses during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, adorning rooms […]
May 30, 2024

A Guide to Oriental Antique Mughal Rugs: History and Significance of Court Carpets

                    Antique rugs and tapestries’ allure remains strong irrespective of the year or decade, especially among connoisseurs […]
May 30, 2024

The Antique Carpet Weaving Traditions of Indian Jails

Carpet weaving in India traces back to the 15th century, gaining prominence under the patronage of Mughal emperors. Akbar’s ateliers in Lahore and Agra, overseen by […]
May 30, 2024

History and Significance of Safavid Court Weaving and their Persian Antique Rugs

The Safavid dynasty (1501-1739) marked the pinnacle of Persian carpet design and production. Royal patronage played a crucial role, with court designers influencing production across various […]
May 21, 2024

A Profile on Georges Lepape – Master of Art Deco Fashion and 1920s Decorative Arts

Georges Lepape’s contributions to fashion illustration and design were indeed groundbreaking and influential. His fusion of Art Deco and Cubist elements created a distinctive style that […]
May 21, 2024

A Profile on Paul Klee – Master of Bauhaus and 20th-Century Modern Abstract Art

Paul Klee’s (1879-1940) use of symbols represented early attempts in the 20th century to infuse spiritual and subconscious elements into abstract art. This approach profoundly influenced […]
May 21, 2024

A Profile on Louis Comfort Tiffany – Master of 1920s Decorative Arts

Louis Comfort Tiffany, born on February 18, 1848, was a prominent American Art Deco artist and designer renowned for his exceptional work in the decorative arts, […]