How to Identify Persian Rugs & Other Oriental Rugs by C. J. Delabere May

By C. J. Delabere May

This vintage, ancient e-book offers guide at the evidence essential to allow the reader to spot any commonplace specimen of the higher identified periods of Oriental rugs. It offers diversified course on type with reference to their variety, their age and their worth. regardless of its age this e-book comprises a lot details that remains sensible and worthwhile at the present time. some of the earliest books, fairly these relationship again to the 1900s and prior to, are actually super scarce and more and more dear. we're republishing those vintage works in cheap, prime quality, sleek variations, utilizing the unique textual content and paintings.

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The weave may be of coarse, medium, or fine grain, according to the coarseness of the yarn with which it is tied, and may be either it in texture, a question close or loose governed largely treatment of the knots, whether these be by the drawn and hammered down, or the reverse procedure adopted. It can be understood that easily tight coarseness closeness, (stoutness) or fineness of weave does not preclude necessarily denote it, and a comparison of the number of knots to the inch a fair criterion though it be for the modern com- mercial products and the fetish though it dealers is no means the surest by key to a is of proper of the standard of merit and excellence of workmanship of many of the older appreciation weavings.

In old specimens that quently noticed will be not infre- it trace all of end The Finish of traversed the rug lying beside it, is to encircle a stout and recrossing on the other a similar cord we This method is cord wrapped around side, this tinuing until both are covered the weft. The weft having the Sides. made finish has by time and completely disappeared, destroyed wear. , over- casting, or double-overcasting, as the case may be. The term 'selvage' is reserved for the employed, when no heavy side the simple warp and weft 52 method cords are used, are prolonged and outwards DETAILS OF WEAVE AND FINISH form beyond the pile, ture to the end webs.

FERAGHANS (see Plate X, p. 56). The Feraghan one of the few rugs in which we find the Sehna knot combined with a weave of coarse is grain. 55 PLATE DC. A GOREVAN RUG (see Type Analysis, p. 59, central medallions, the heavy, archaic, Chap. V). The concentric and leaf of foliage, the 'Turtle' border stripe, angular drawing and presenting in the aggregate a picture that makes these rugs for the most part by no means these are details easy to recognise, difficult of identification. In one so typical as our present specimen the above research is therefore forget that we have always ample, but we must not additional resources at our command in cases of need, such, for example, as considerations which a study of our of colour, and the details of weave detailed type analysis will enable us to practise.

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