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Alberto Levi Gallery
- Antique textiles and carpets; periodic exhibitions.
Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania
- Based on Stefano Ionescu's book of the same title, with over 260 color photos of antique rugs.
Antique Rug and Textile Arts Association
- Annual antique rugs and textiles fair.
Armenian Rugs and Carpets
- Scholarly essay on the ethnographic history and significance of carpets in Armenia.
Armenian Rugs Society
- Organization devoted to the appreciation of Armenian rugs.
- Syndicated news on the Antique Rug & Textile Show [Atom]
Brandon Oriental Rugs
- Nice introductory material for the newcomer to the rug world.
- Information about all aspects of care and collecting of oriental rugs. Multilingual.
- Well known Istanbul dealer in antique textiles, with live and on-line exhibitions.
- Sales, restoration and cleaning of antique and new oriental carpets.
Claudio Mariani: Tibetan and Chinese Antiques and Carpets
- Commercial site with images of Tibetan and Chinese rugs and a list of recommended readings.
Clive Rogers Oriental Rugs
- Photos and information about antique oriental rugs.
- Seref Ozen, Istanbul dealer in antique textiles, mostly from central and western Asia.
deYoung Museum Textiles
- Includes collection of images and information from the San Francisco museum.
Emmett Eiland's Oriental Rugs
- San Francisco bay area (Berkeley) dealer's site has topical articles about oriental rugs.
- Rugs and kilims, largely from Konya, Turkey, with many images and some background information.
- Antique textiles from the silk road countries. In English and Japanese.
- Quarterly journal for textile collectors. English and Italian editions.
Hajji Baba Club
- Activities, news and photos of events of the New York based rug collector club.
- English periodical devoted to oriental rugs, textiles, and Islamic Art.
Haliden Oriental Carpets
- Dealers in antique oriental carpets, Persian rugs, tribal rugs and trappings. Cleaning, restoration, repair, and conservation services.
Handmade Rug Repair Blog
- Discussion and news about repair of hand made rugs.
- A nice online catalog of antique rugs and back issues of Hali.
Holly L. Smith & Co.
- The care and cleaning of oriental rugs, by a well known restorer.
Hort Oriental Rugs
- Antique oriental rugs, mostly village and tribal, with some background information on each.
I & B Perryman Oriental Carpets
- Australian dealer in textiles, restoration and cleaning services.
International Conference on Oriental Carpets
- Organization dedicated to carpet and textile arts, with conventions every three years, and books for sale.
International Hajji Baba Society
- Rug collector club in Washington, D.C.
Jacobsen Oriental Rugs and Carpets
- A commercial site with lots of information, especially useful for the novice collector.
JBOC's Notes on Oriental Rugs
- Barry O'Connell's opinions of oriental rugs and the people involved with them.
- Articles, auction news, sales gallery and information about oriental rugs.
- Annual antique rug and textile fair in London
- Dealer (New York and London) in oriental rugs and textiles.
- Kilims and other textiles, with articles and a discussion forum.
Kosker Traditional Rug Repair
- Restoration, repair and cleaning antique rugs.
Le Bazaar D'Orient
- Commercial site with a lot of information about Turkish weaving. In English and French.
The Lenkoran Gallery of Antique Textile Arts
- A gallery in London, England featuring a range of pieces from different parts of the world.
Mark Keshishian and Sons
- Dealer site with some articles about rugs.
New England Rug Society
- Organization for collectors of rugs and textiles.
Nikos A. Salingaros: Contributions to Carpet Studies
- University of Texas Mathematics Professor applies and defends methodology of Christopher Alexander.
- Includes a number of (mostly antique) rugs for sale, articles and announcements of interest to collectors.
- Information about Persian rugs; cleaning, texture, sizes, color, materials, knots, values.
One Thousand Years of Chinese Textiles
- Exhibition of Chinese textiles, on display in 1995 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Oriental Rug Society in Gothenburg (Sweden)
- A non-commercial society for collectors of oriental textiles, includes exhibitions, photos and facts.
Oriental Rugs History
- Informational site with brief essays about weaving, materials, dyes, design, classification and history of oriental rugs.
Oriental Rugs of Bath
- Dealer in old and new quality hand-made rugs, especially room-size and over-size. Specialist cleaning and repairs, valuations.
Oriental Rugs, The Connoisseur's Guide
- Recommendations for identifying and evaluating oriental rugs and carpets.
- German collector club, with announcements, exhibitions and other information. [German and English]
- Cultural information and history related to Persian carpets.
The Persian Carpet Gallery
- A noncommercial site from Stanford University, with a history of Persian carpets and examples of rugs from most regions of Iran.
Richard E. Wright Research Reports
- A scholar's notes on the nature and origin of textiles.
Rippon Boswell & Co
- International auction house specializing in antique carpets and textiles.
- Information about Oriental Rugs including new, old and antiques. Also includes a forum where consumers can get help identifying rug type, age and value.
Rug restoration in London
- Specialists in repairing and restoring antique rugs and carpets in London.
- Rug restoration, repair and cleaning. Based in North London N4.
- Antique rugs from many sellers. Also, a number of exhibitions by collectors and dealers.
San Francisco Bay Area Rug Society
- Large, active rug collector club, with on-line exhibitions.
Seattle Textile and Rug Society
- Increasing understanding and appreciation of collectible textiles and oriental rugs in the greater Seattle area.
Shaver~Ramsey, Oriental Rugs
- Denver dealer with many educational events for new and experienced collectors.
Silk and Wool: Ottoman Textile Designs in Turkish Rugs
- A scholarly article by a collector, Gerard Paquin.
Tea and Carpets
- Noncommercial site with talk, news, and links about oriental carpets and carpet collecting them.
- Michael Franses' commercial site with scholarly exhibitions
- Washington, DC museum devoted to textile arts. Information on exhibitions, educational programs, textile learning center, and shop.
Textile Museum of Canada
- Toronto's museum devoted to textiles.
- Very beautiful site from a dealer with a wide range of Asian textiles.
- Dealer in new and old Tibetan carpets, with some cultural background information.
Tribal Art at Rimea.net
- A personal collection and exchange of oriental, tribal rugs.
Tschebull Antique Carpets
- Informative commercial site, by one of the leading authorities on northwest Persian and Caucasian rugs.
Urartu Carpets & Kilims
- Oriental rugs and textiles from Anatolia and central Asia.
- Selections from an exhibition/book on ethnographic textiles.
Zadah Fine European & Oriental Carpets
- Decorative European carpets and tapestries; antique oriental rugs and carpets.
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