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History of Armenian Rug Weaving Culture
History of Armenian Rug Weaving Culture
November 23 , 2017 , 00:09
The art of the Armenian carpet and rug weaving has its roots in ancient times. However, due to the fragile nature of carpets very few examples have survived. Only one specimen has been discovered from the ancient (pre-Christian) ... more
Etymology of word «carpet» in the Armenian and other languages
Etymology of word «carpet» in the Armenian and other languages
November 22 , 2017 , 23:59
The Armenian words for carpet are "karpet" (Armenian: կարպետ) or "gorg" (Armenian: գորգ). Though both words in Armenian are synonymous, word "karpet" is mostly used for non-pile rugs and "gorg" ... more
Armenian carpet
Armenian carpet
November 22 , 2017 , 23:54
The term Armenian carpet designates, but is not limited to, tufted rugs or knotted carpets woven in Armenia or by Armenians from pre-Christian times to the present. It ... more
Introduction to Armenian Rugs
Introduction to Armenian Rugs
November 22 , 2017 , 19:50
Historical Perspective Armenians are the earliest known weavers of oriental rugs. Ulrich Schurmann, a reknowned expert on oriental rugs, believes that the Pazyryk rug, the world's oldest known rug (5th cent. B.C.), can be ... more
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