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

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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.

 

Window Watch 10-1-2014 Inviting Oushak & Sophisticated Damask

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#27590  Azeri Oushak   8.10 x 10.11  Sale Price $3,995

#27590 Azeri Oushak 8.10 x 10.11 Sale Price $3,995

          Inviting Oushak  

The inviting Oushak hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 8.10 by 10.11. This piece was hand-knotted in southeast Turkey by Kurdish women over a six-month period using handspun vegetally dyed Karaman wool. The Turkish weave left plenty of nap producing a luxurious, chunky texture.

The warm color palette of muted earth tones: salmon, sand, tan, aubergine, marigold, etc. creates a spectacular backdrop for the vibrant turquoise and rich, deep terra-cotta.

The main border’s bold use of color and design ground the piece with a primal energy. The guard borders are composed of two simple floral chains surrounding an inner guard border incorporating the S Symbol.  “The S symbol which may be either vertical or horizontal 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)

The ornate medallion floating blissfully on the luscious terra cotta field contains a single, sweet flower that conveys a happy, gentle and carefree vibe, almost like a butterfly.  This charming carpet implores you to take Nathaniel Hawthorne’s advice:

“Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued,

is always just beyond your grasp,

but which, if you sit down quietly,

may alight upon you.”

     “if you will sit down quietly” in the happy, warm atmosphere of this charming carpet, a cheerful rest is almost certain to follow!

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"Antique" European   9 x 12    Sale Price   $5,950

“Antique” European 9 x 12 Sale Price $5,950

         Sophisticated Damask   

The lovely “Antique” European Oriental Carpet hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9 x 12.  This piece was hand-knotted in the Punjab of northeast Pakistan by Pakistanis using vegetally dyed local wool from Pakistan.  This lovely piece would have taken four weavers approximately 6 months to hand-knot followed by an antiquing process that would have taken approximately four weeks.

The inspirations for this lovely carpet are textiles incorporating the damask. The damask design derives its name from the fine patterned fabrics produced in Damascus (Syria) during the Middle Ages. The damask design is still primarily used as a textile, but can be seen in wallpaper and here very effectively in a carpet design.

 The overall pattern makes designing effortless.  The design and color palette of sky blue, tans and grays are very soothing on the eye, while the browns and sky blue provide just the right amount of “pop” to draw attention to the intricate details of the design. The incorporation of shadows causes the piece to appear three-dimensional. All components come together flawlessly to create a gorgeous, functional, all natural Oriental carpet – art for the foot and the eye.

This lovely piece quietly grounds a space with beauty and elegance. The refined design with its soothing palette creates a sophisticated and tranquil atmosphere!

 

Window Watch 9-4-2014 Sagacious Serapi & Tibetan with “Skyscraper” Apeal

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#37337    Serapi    8.10 x 12.3  Afghanistan

#37337 Serapi 8.10 x 12.3 Afghanistan

              Sagacious Serapi

The handsome Serapi hanging in WINDOW LEFT measures 8.10 x 12.3. This piece was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by four Turkmen women within 6 months using handspun vegetally dyed Ghazni wool.

In an excellent carpet every color is a “player” bringing up the surrounding “fellow” colors to make one powerful team! The touches of sky blue, forest green and aubergine sublimely ground the deep rich colors of madder red, tan and indigo, while the ivory showcases all the fascinating designs. The artist’s unexpected use of color is extremely effective.

 The graphics are primitive, yet the design is sophisticated and laden with meaning. Serapis are often noted for their large and strong medallions (windows to heaven) and this piece is no exception. The scorpion design, which represents knowledge, emanates in all directions from the central medallion, which encompasses the carpet from north to south and east to west. Throughout the piece are stylized floral elements adding charm and representative of the coming paradise.

 All the designs in a carpet are intended to enhance and empower the spaces they inhabit. This piece has an intense vibe that embraces knowledge and is hopeful for the future.

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#37381  Fine Tibetan   9 x 12.4    Tibet

#37381 Fine Tibetan 9 x 12.4 Tibet

             Tibetan has

     “Skyscraper” Appeal

The fine Tibetan hanging in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9 x 12.4. This very cool piece was handwoven in Kathmandu, Nepal by 3/4 Tibetan and Nepali weavers over a period of about 4 months using handspun Himalayan wool.

The alluring color palette includes a backdrop of gorgeous shades of blue with a large scale, well-defined wrought iron element transforming from steel gray to charcoal bringing added interest to the piece. The artist’s use of color and design creates a modern, sleek look.

This innovative design produces an environment that is both visually and “materially” fresh!  ”Unlike machine-made carpets made from nonrenewable petroleum products which may emit toxic fumes, Oriental rugs are made of only natural materials which “breathe” naturally, outlive their machine-made counterparts and are recyclable.” Alix G. Perrachon.

The artist’s modern, sleek and fresh design will bring sophistication to the space it inhabits. The Wrought Iron “GATEWAY” with its timeless style will transport flawlessly into the future!

Kebabian’s & Elm Shakespeare Pleasing to the Eye & Satisfying to the Mind!

Kebabian’s Oriental Rugs is elated once again to support The Elm Shakespeare Company!

We salute their continuing commitment to establish a discoursewith the New Haven community through the medium of Shakespeare’s plays.

  This year the fabulous company will be performing Shakespeare’s ‘Pericles’

Kebabian Oriental Rug “Pleasing to the Eye & Satisfying to the Mind”

Shakespeare’s Pericles “Satisfying to the Mind &

for a Limited Time…  Pleasing to the Eye!”

 

 

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Kebabian’s donation is a lovely Ferreghan which was hand-knotted in Iran by ethnic Persians using vegetally dyed, handspun, local mountain sheep wool measuring 3.8 x 5.2.

Fine Ferreghan  3.8 x 5.2  Persia

Fine Ferreghan 3.8 x 5.2 Persia

Ferreghans are noted for their harmonious coloring and design of floral elements, creating a rich, yet quiet beauty.

This piece flawlessly utilizes varying shades of greens, reds and blues to create

an elaborate design that is also restful to the eye.

 The artist creates an unmatched elegance that satisfies man’s longing for beauty.

This masterpiece is also functional….wait til you step on it!

If you’re interested in supporting the important work of The Elm Shakespeare Company or attending the gala where this “Pleasing to the Eye and Satisfying to the Mind“,  carpet will be part of the live auction, go to: http://www.elmshakespeare.org

“Pleasing to the Eye and Satisfying to the Mind” , Rosa Bell Holt