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Q: ‘Yastik’ – is a small Turkish carpet mat or a pillow?

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  BOTH! ‘Yastik’ – meaning pillow in Turkish is also the term used to refer to small carpet mats. It may seem a stretch but once you understand the nomadic history of these items it makes perfect sense. Just like … Continue reading

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Carpets of the month – Hereke carpets

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“What does Hereke mean”? I asked all those years ago “The best.” replied my father-in-law.  And undoubtedly most rug dealers and collectors the world over would attest to the same.  An  illustrious history combined with quality that still today makes them … Continue reading

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Carpet of the Month – Jan ’12

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This month’s ‘carpet of the month’ is close to my favourite carpet in the shop.  It is an antique Kiršehir rug, approximated at over 100 years old (hand spun wool with double Turkish knots).  It has aged beautifully, the softness … Continue reading

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