RE: [rug-fanatics] Eastern European Rugs
- If, as I recall, Ian Collins once worked for OCM (Oriental Carpet
Manufacturers), then this indeed is authoritative information, as well
as being extremely useful.
I wonder what Ian thinks of the rug posted as an attachment by Andrea
Komaromi - although not a work of any particular significance, it is
still quite puzzling as far as attribution is concerned, especially in
light of this information on certain mid-European origins.
The older, and larger, handknotted European carpets from Austria,
Bessarabia, Donegal etc. combine a very high current market value with a
generally low level of expert knowledge - does anyone have any
identification guidelines or useful references in respect of these
The Daventer carpets of The Netherlands represent another interesting
type about which very little is known outside of Holland itself. Any
information at all on these - or book references?
For the record, the so-called Transylvanian (or Seibenberger) rugs made
up to the eighteenth century, and almost certainly in Anatolia, are all
It is interesting that Romanian rugs - the majority of which I believe
are/were made in Transylvania, although not necessarily by known
descendants of Count Dracula - employ the Persian knot, despite the
close connections between the region and the Ottoman Empire, which in
the case of Hungary, I think, resulted in the adoption of the Turkish
knot. I seem to recall that Romania, and also Bulgaria, invited some
Persian weavers or workshop managers to help develop their carpet
production, and this caused the adoption of the Persian knot in those
territories, as well as generally Persian-based designs.
From: IandC Collins [mailto:colcandi@...]
Sent: 28 February 2002 22:41
Subject: [rug-fanatics] Eastern European Rugs
Further to Iain Stewart's posting - I can confirm that modern
Romanian,Bulgarian and Yugoslav (Macedonian) weavings use the Persian
I have not had the opportunity to examine antique Bessarabian or
Transylvanian rugs so I cannot speak for them. Modern weaving from
uses the Turkish knot. the weavings from all these origins are
on cotton warps.
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