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Pictorial rugs: The best Persian portraits
Posted on 30 October 2015

Join us now as we explore the story behind pictorial rugs, which reproduce amazing portraits and scenes of life on the Orient. Pictorial rugs were produced in Iran in limited numbers because of the extensive amount of work needed. They are particularly interesting items because they often emulated European paintings.     How pictorial rugs developed: The idea of pictorial rugs is long and progressive. Originally they were decorative items, only later to become akin to photographs. Let’s an... Read More

Today is the #NationalPoetryDay: Hazel
Posted on 08 October 2015

 In occasion of the National Poetry day, we want to propose you a poem from the most important Persian poet: Hafez. Hafez's works have been translated into many languages. Read this wonderful "Ghazal", which is a typical composition about love.   Secure place and sweet wine and tender friend If only we could keep these three until the end. The world and its affairs are all nothing for naught A thousand times I have inquired of this trend. Alas that until now I was so unaware That alche... Read More

The Persian carpet that was inspired by a painting
Posted on 07 October 2015

  Persian carpets are one of the most copied items in the world. Their distinctive motifs and colours are widely reproduced nowadays. Indeed, low quality handmade Persian rugs are woven in many countries. Even machine made Persian carpets are available through various retailers, from Ikea up to John Lewis. Despite this fact, ‘machine-made Persian carpet’ is something of a contradiction in terms. That is because Persian rugs stem from the ancient and culturally entrenched art of ... Read More

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