For the designer, the Oriental carpet can be one of the most cost effective items in a furnishing schedule because it can make a strong statement. Some interior designers are selecting carpets with a neutral or uniform color palette, while others prefer a statement with more individual impact.
Because of their versatility, Oriental carpets are being specified for installations where the need is for unique colors and patterns to either blend with or stand alone in contrast to more monochromatic surroundings. In residential and contract interiors, quality and long term value are on the minds of corporate and residential clients alike.
As a result, one of the most important aspects of buying an Oriental carpet for a client is knowing your resource and feeling comfortable with the value of the investment being made. The first distinctive designs from this center were an elaboration of the outlines of octagons and other shapes. These were eventually turned into a fascinating patter of yellow Arabesques in a single unbroken line over the whole field, covering it with lozenge shapes, criss-cross patterns, etc. The rugs on display in the show room represent some of the finest collections of this type of Persian carpets.
As with buying anything of great value, rely on a reputable dealer for guidance and honest representation as to authenticity and condition.
Using hand-spun wool and vegetable dyes, these rugs were finely constructed and hand-knotted. The artistic expression and mastery perfected and elevated the art form to world-renowned status.
In provincial capitals, carpets symbolized the presence of the ruler. In religious paintings, carpets and other furnishings of splendor were used to make the unusual spiritual significance of the space obvious to the viewer. Much of this enthusiasm has been generated by the acceptance of Oriental carpets as works of art as they express the creativity of indigenous peoples from fascinating and colorful cultures.
Now, carpets are being custom made to exclusively meet American designer standards for design and color. The industry responds with affordability and the near-perfect accessory The Oriental carpet industry is recognizing the shift in the market toward not only more choices, but quality and value.
There is a segment of the market that is very price-sensitive and there are attractive options for this group in the Oriental rug market.
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At the same time, there is increasing demand for higher quality and wider choice of color and designs where price is not the most important factor. It is an area that has produced some of the most collectable and desirable rugs of all time. They are moving through the various areas of the company to develop a complete understanding of how the company functions. Leah Feizy is assistant to the president and Cameron Feizy is executive account manager.
Leah Feizy said she enjoys working "behind the scenes. They both sit on Feizy's Advisory Committee, a round table group that discusses policy issues. With dual commitments to quality and fashion, Feizy has responded to a changing market with a product line that is constantly evolving, while maintaining its integrity and high standards.
Fashion Forward Feizy. Feizy is known for its position as one of the industry's fashion leaders. John Feizy is still involved in the design and color process and stresses its importance. The company is a member of the Color Marketing Group and has two designers on staff at its home office and 12 based in Turkey. Steve Sorrow recently joined the company as vice president of design and product development. Market Proliferation. Feizy is scheduled to open a 12,plus sq. As a destination city with an infrastructure ideal for gathering large numbers of people for meetings and conferences, Las Vegas is seen as ideal location for a market catering to home furnishing retailers west of the Mississippi, explained John Feizy.
Feizy's presence in Germany supports its strong customer base in Europe and provides another conduit for fashion trends, many of which start on the Continent, according to Feizy. Feizy Licensing. Feizy has teamed up with Flexsteel's Wrangler Home Brand to create a line of 32 rugs in traditional and soft contemporary styles.
A few are now involved in designing rugs themselves and commissioning them to be made in Pakistan. What is more unusual, Mr. Ahmadi has successfully commissioned rugs made in Kabul, Afghanistan. I was surprised when he showed me a good-looking Ushak-like carpet that he produced there.
This is the first I have heard of new-era rugs being made in Afghanistan. I can only assume that such production will be sporadic until conditions in Afghanistan improve. Even before the dust from American bunker bombs had settled, Afghan refugees began abandoning immigrant camps in Pakistan to return home, but much of the Afghan infrastructure has been destroyed. There are only poor roads to bring rugs to market.
There is insufficient water to wash rugs with. There are no buildings in which to weave carpets longer than about twelve feet. Real estate is terribly expensive. Essentially there is no air industry for business travel or for exporting carpets. Moreover, living in Afghanistan is dangerous. Nearly every day innocent people get shot, not only in the counryside, but in the cities as well. Thousands have turned around and made their way back to the Pakistani camps, which are at least stable.
The rug industry there, which had been shattered by the loss of Afghan weavers, is recovering. Other Afghans are remaining in Afghanistan and doing the best they can to establish rug productions. They manage.
Some weave rugs in Afghanistan and truck them to Pakistan for finishing and for export. Having to cross a border with rugs creates other problems. I think there is a lesson for us in this difficult situation. Oriental rugs are made, not born. It often seems to me a miracle that they are woven at all and find their way to our floors. A friend sold me a rug they brought back from their years teaching at a middle eastern international school, about 4 x 6 that has girls on horses and flag designs around the outside.
I would like to sell it. Do you know of any place to find a good home for this rug? Candi, Can you send us a photo of the piece? I will be better able to help knowing what type of carpet it is.
Richard internetrugs. My father is a Lt. Colonel in the US army and spent a year in Afghanistan. He brought back a few rugs that were given to him by a Warchief in Afghanistan. I took it back to NY for verification and every dealer told me their is no afghan silk in is in fact Chinese brought into Afghanistan. How much truth is their to that? Also heard that the Chinese silk rugs are actually rayon or boiled cotton. How can I tell? If the quality is decent, I may seek more. You can e-mail photos to Richard internetrugs. I am a Turkmen from Pakistan and in the rug business here since We have two rugs that were brought back by my mother in from Saudi Arabia, which is where she had gone to work for a year.
She told us how the afganis had made them after the Russians had invaded. They have tanks and guns and grenades on them. Little did I know then how meaningful they would become. I have several Baluch rugs, each of which have numerous animal and bird figures.
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They all seem to have no heads. Is there a reason or meaning to this? Just curious.
Just trying to place some value on it. Can you help? Hi, I am serving in Afghanistan now. A piece of the tassels dissolved in bleach after 10 minutes.