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Ardabil

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Pair of carpets woven in Ardabil, a city in Azerbaijan in north-west Iran. Two of the most spectacular carpets of the Safavid period of Iranian history were purportedly made for ...
Armenia

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A region south of the Caucasus in Asia Minor, comprising the Republic of Armenia (see Armenia, Republic of) but also parts of eastern Turkey and northern Iran. Armenian culture dates from the 6th ...
Axminster

Axminster  

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English centre of carpet production. In 1755 Thomas Whitty (d 1792), a weaver from Axminster (Devon), built a large vertical loom, taught his daughters to tie the symmetrical or Ghiordes ...
beds

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Type of furniture for sleeping or resting. Fragments of beds have survived from the 1st Dynasty of Pharaonic Egypt (c.2925–c. 2775 bc). They had rectangular frames, typically spanned by hide ...
Beylik

Beylik  

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Term applied to a number of Turkish principalities in Anatolia from the last years of Saljuq rule at the end of the 13th century to the final incorporation of Anatolia ...
Brussels carpet

Brussels carpet  

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Type of carpet; see under Carpet, §I. 5.
Bukhara

Bukhara  

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Centre of carpet production in Uzbekihstan. The oasis that eventually grew into the city of Bukhara has been a centre of textile production since the 6th century ad. Bukhara was ...
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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Originally a thick cover for a bed or table. From the 16th century the term included knotted carpets from the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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on the carpet being severely reprimanded by someone. The expression comes from the earlier meaning of carpet in the sense of ‘table covering’, referring to the ‘carpet of the council ... More
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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2008
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Originally a thick cover for a bed, table etc. From the 16th century the term included knotted carpets from the

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
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Carpet weaving constitutes one of the most well-known Islamic art forms, whether manifested in the more familiar knotted-pile carpets or

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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2003
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Carpet weaving most commonly takes place in lands marked by dry and temperate climates, an abundance of marginal grazing land,

Carpets

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Apostolos Karpozilos and Alexander Kazhdan

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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(sing. τάπης) or rugs designated in antiquity any kind of woven material used to cover floors, beds, walls, or apertures of doors (H. Schroff in ...

Carpets and flatweaves

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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In the Islamic lands, carpets occupy a place of prominence not found in other artistic traditions, as these textiles provided

carpets and rugs

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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The term ‘carpet’ now refers primarily to a floor covering, but until the eighteenth century floors were normally covered with rush matting, and carpets were used either as coverings for ... More
Dhurrie

Dhurrie  

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Cotton flatweave carpet made in India; see also under Carpet, §II., 2.N. Chaldecott: Dhurries: History, Pattern, Technique, Identification (New York, 2003)
forgery

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A sharp way of raising some of the problems of aesthetic theory is to ask why fakes and forgeries, however good, are typically valued much less highly than originals. The difference may seem to be a ...
furniture

furniture  

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Table, chair, and couch are the central items of ancient furnishing. Their principal characteristic is portability, essential in the circumstances of ancient domestic life, with use of space, and ...
Gandja

Gandja  

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Town in Azerbaijan. Located on the Gyandza-chay, a tributary of the Kura River in the Transcaucasus, it is recorded by medieval geographers as an important strategic and trading center from ...
garden

garden  

A plot of ground on which plants (flowers, vegetables, fruits, or herbs) are cultivated. See also horticulture, market garden.

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