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A Century of Carpet and Rug Making in America

life of George N. Papanicolaou

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        StatementFranklin Classics Trade Press
        PublishersFranklin Classics Trade Press
        Classifications
        LC ClassificationsNov 10, 2018
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 50 p. :
        Number of Pages53
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100353182028
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Though it's rare to find a description of their work in print - records of fairs just tell us it was commended or won a small cash prize - we do occasionally find confirmation that women were using techniques other than weaving or coiling.

Taking the name of an earlier form of hand-knotted rug the finest and most expensive English carpetsChenille Axminsters, developed in 1839 by James Templeton of Glasgow, simulated the rich quality of the hand-knotted rugs and could weave room size seamless rugs sadly, these are no longer made anywhere. Many different cultures have found ways of recycling old bits of cloth into beautiful rugs, clothing and other items, but we know very little about the craft before 1800.

Fun Facts in Rug History

Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the Loom was introduced to the English rug weaving trade. During the Regency in the U. They used imported merino wool, which can be spun into fine threads and is known for its exquisite softness. Title: A century of carpet and rug making in America Collection: Creator: Location: Identifier: hearth4306128 Subject: Language: English Extent: 124 300dpi JPEG page images Notes: Digitization funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2001.

Fun Facts in Rug History

This seems like a half-way house between carpeting made entirely by full-time weavers and the completely home-made rug. No longer did weavers have to be paid, warp yarn bought, or linen backing cloth paid for. However, there is a story involving an actual person by this name. Prior to the time when this legend supposedly took place, the Persian carpet industry had been almost nonexistent since the fall of the Safavid Dynasty in 1723.