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August 20, 2009

Joseph Marie Jacquard: a Textile Weaving Revolutionary

In June we discussed French rugs; today we will look at a Frenchman who revolutionized the weaving of patterned textiles. What does Jacquard have in common […]
February 5, 2010

A Tale of Two Rugs

If you have attended a rug training course, odds are the Ardabil Carpet was briefly discussed. It is very interesting how a 500-year-old rug and its […]
August 3, 2010

Machine-Woven Carpet in Europe

Last time, we touched on machine-woven carpet in the United States. The story is incomplete, however, if we ignore how woven carpet developed in Europe.  In […]
August 1, 2012

Rug Touring in Turkey: Part I

{module Slides – Rug Tour Turkey 1} In the months of May and June (2012), Ellen Amirkhan and I led a group of Master Rug Cleaners […]
October 1, 2012

Rug Touring in Turkey: Part II

{module Slides – Turkey 2} We began our most excellent Turkish adventure with rug shopping in Istanbul, a visit to Antique Textile Conservation in Izmir and […]

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