Kebabian Keshan Adding to the Conversation

Thoughtful Conversation with a Sprinkling of Dry Humor Ü

Very Fine Keshan   India

Very Fine Keshan India

 Enjoy where you live, how you like it!

Gorgeous, very fine Keshan adding to the conversation.

As Mozart is pleasing to the ear, and satisfying to the mind,

a HAND-PICKED KEBABIAN carpet

is ALWAYS pleasing to the eye and satisfying to the mind.

Rosa Bell Holt

Sagacious Serapi Lands In Michigan

Sagacious Serapi Lands In Michigan

Nothing is more gratifying in our business than seeing our rugs have

the opportunity to “do their job”!

Serapi 8.10 x 12.3 Afghanistan

Serapi 8.10 x 12.3 Afghanistan

The Serapi’s “intense vibe that embraces knowledge and is hopeful for the future

is enhancing and empowering the space.”

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Window Watch Afghan Kilim and Afghan Tabriz

 WINDOW LEFT

#31063   8.6 x 11.2  Afghan Kilim  Afghanistan

#31063 8.6 x 11.2 Afghan Kilim Afghanistan

      The Afghan Kilim hanging in WINDOW LEFT  measuring 8.6 x 11.2 was handwoven in northern Afghanistan in the village of Maimana using wool from their own sheep.  The village is renowned for these simple, yet sophisticated weavings.

     The patterns are typically geometric. In this intriguing piece the Turkmen elements are largely of diamond-shape and are surrounded by a variety of guard borders. One guard border incorporates the S symbol which may be either vertical or horizontal and is believed to be either associated with sun worship representing light and deity or the serpent representing superhuman knowledge.” (Oriental Rugs, Antique and Modern, Walter Hawley)  One of the outer guard borders gives the appearance of ram’s horns. 

    This piece is an excellent representation of weaving from this region.

     “Designs suggestive of the workings of a primitive imagination untrammelled by the conventions of art, and with a chaste simplicity of color that lends an atmosphere of dignity, possess a subtle charm that awakens an intense interest.” Walter Hawley  

      This Afghan Kilim brings a much needed, earthy & carefree vibe to the busyness of life!

WINDOW RIGHT

#31310  Fine Tabriz  9 x 11.3   Pak-Afghan

#31310 Fine Tabriz 9 x 11.3 Pak-Afghan     

    The stylish finely wovenTabriz hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measuring 9 x 11.3 brings warmth and a classic style to a space.  This piece was hand-knotted in Attock, northern Pakistan by 4 Afghani Turkmen over a period of 6-7 months using handspun vegetally dyed local wool. The artist’s simple color palette of madder red, cream, tan, navy and teal coupled with a sophisticated pattern brings just the right amount of ease and intensity to create a classic timeless design.

     Historically, Tabriz, capital of the province of Iranian Azaerbaijan, has been one of the most important centers for the production of Oriental carpets. Their designs have a mathematical precision that creates a perfect symmetry. This piece contains the classic design of a small diamond, which occupies the center and is surrounded by a series of concentric medallions.  The rich, red field’s floral vines appear as latticework and also define the alluring cream corner quadrants. The main navy colored border contains peonies, which represent power,  separated by a simple floral design, which brings in air and maintains a nice balance. The tan guard borders use of design and color are striking.

     The artist masterfully creates a work of art which implores you to slow down and enjoy the ”colors”. “Speed kills colour…the gyroscope when turning at full speed, shows up gray.” Paul Morand.

     Slow Down & Enjoy Life More!

 

Kebabian’s Supports Small Business Saturday

Kebabian’s is proud to be a small business continually operating out of downtown New Haven, CT since 1882. Everything in the store is on sale, with special discounts on saddlebags, kilims (flatwoven rugs and carpets), and small 1′ x 2′ rugs, the perfect landing pad for your laptop and/or tablet!

See other New Haven businesses at http://www.oninstagram.com/profile/infonhv  Kebabian's supports Small Business!

Very Fine Afghan Flawlessly Grounds Hallway!

Very Fine Afghan Flawlessly Grounds Hallway!

Modern design – clean crisp stunning

Oriental rug – primitive sophisticated breathtaking

Very Fine Afghan Runner  northern Afghanistan

Very Fine Afghan Runner northern Afghanistan

Flawlessly coming together to create a hallway that

stops you in your tracks….

compelling you to think,

walk thoughtfully

and dream.

The exquisite very fine Afghan runner was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by a Turkmen woman in a cottage industry setting and took approximately 9 months to produce.  Kebabian Oriental rug, “Pleasing to the Eye, Satisfying to the Mind”  Rosa Bell Holt

 

 

Window Watch 10/31/14 “Just Enough” Alluring Antique Finish Tabriz and Radiating Fine Afghan

WINDOW LEFT 

Fine Antique Finish Tabriz  8.9 x 12.1  Afghanistan

Fine Antique Finish Tabriz 8.9 x 12.1 Afghanistan

The exquisite, antique finish Tabriz displayed in WINDOW LEFT measures 8.9 x 12.1. This piece was finely hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by four Turkmen women using handspun, vegetally dyed wool over a period of approximately eight months, followed by an antiquing process that would have taken approximately four weeks.

The inspiration for this intriguing carpet is Haji Jalili Tabrizes which are noted for their earth tones and nuanced designs. This lovely piece quietly engages the eye with a subtle palette of ivories, tans, browns and “just enough” blue to add interest and a touch of sweetness.

The gentle, playful vibe in the border creates a perfect balance to the intricate and fully engaging design in the main field. The main field exudes abundance, playful energy, and variety. The flowers include tulips representing prosperity, pomegranates representing fertility, lotus representing rebirth and blossoms representing youth and spring.

 

WINDOW RIGHT

Fine Afghan  8.9 x 12.1  Afghanistan

Fine Afghan 8.9 x 12.1 Afghanistan

The classic fine Afghan displayed in WINDOW RIGHT measures 8.2 x 11.8. This carpet was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by 4 Turkmen women over a period of five to six months.

This fine Afghan has the definitive broad webbing at the ends and the large octagonal shaped figures placed in perpendicular rows.  The design is called “gul-I-gul”, flower with flower.  The palette consists of a rich red, deep navy, chestnut, pecan, and “just enough” ivory to accentuate the detailed and charming design.

The Light Side (with the nap) of the carpet radiates an orange hue.  If my feet are facing the carpet and I “rough up” the carpet as I bring my hand towards me, it is the side which the light reflects off, i.e. the Light Side(with the nap).  The Dark Side (into the nap) radiates a deep red hue.    If my feet are facing the carpet and I “pet” or “smooth” the carpet as I bring my hand towards me, it is the side that when looking into the carpet the light is absorbed, i.e. the Dark Side (into the nap).  It is also the side that as the weaver is tying the knot,  he/she cuts the wool in a downward motion creating the direction of the nap.

     “The rug itself symbolizes Eternity and Space, and the filling or plan is the symbol of the world–beautiful, but fleeting and limited.”  Rosa Bell Holt, Oriental and Occidental Rugs.

Resources:   The Decorative Carpet,  Alix G.  Perrachon, Oriental Rugs, Walter A. Hawley, & Oriental Rugs, John Kimberly Mumford

 

Staying Home this Winter will be a lot Warmer and Exciting this Year!

Staying Home this Winter will be a lot Warmer & Exciting this Year!

Finely Hand-knotted Gherous Bijar  Afghanistan

Finely Hand-knotted Gherous Bijar Afghanistan

The thoughtful and intricate use of design and color in the exquisite Gherous Bijar

creates an enchanting and elegant ambiance that beckons all that enter to both rest and dream.

Kebabian Rug “Pleasing to the Eye, Satisfying to the Mind”

Rosa Bell Holt

 

Fall Promotion

Kebabian’s is Celebrating 5 Generations!

#37417 - Fine Afghan - 8.5 x 11.2 - Afghanistan - Was $6,000 - Now $2,995

#37417 – Fine Afghan – 8.5 x 11.2 – Afghanistan – Was $6,000 – Now $2,995

Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs, the oldest Oriental rug importer and dealership in America is celebrating its 133rd year and now 5th generation of longevity and continuity with a Fall Clearance Sale! Clearance pieces are discounted from 50% to 75% off! Non-clearance pieces are also on sale with discounts ranging from 10% to 40% off!

 

We believe a Kebabian rug can help transform a house into your home, and when we can make it happen at unbeatable prices for our valued customers nothing makes us happier.