2017


CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN ANTIQUE RUGS


Shirvan is a historical region situated in the northeastern side of the Caucasus, west coast of the Caspian Sea. At present Shirvan is both industrially and agriculturally developed region. Shirvan which is a part of modern Azerbaijan was populated by Azeri Turks and some Armenians who had expertise in dyeing and were great weavers. The traditional weaving methods lead to the creation of a large number of variations even with limited equipment available. This lead to the authentic creation of different outstanding rugs and carpets. Search our wide collections of Shirvan antique rugs here.

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2017


KAZAK ANTIQUE RUGS AND CARPETS IN NEW YORK


Kazak rugs came into existence in the 1780s. These gorgeous rugs were originated in the Caucasus. These were the prized possession. When it comes to weaving, Kazak rug is the most famous of the Caucasus.Some of the finest rugs were originated and developed in Southwest Caucasus, Armenia. These rugs had a uniform geometric medallion and vibrant colors made up of high-quality dye. Search our wide collections of antique Kazak rugs here.

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Authentic antique rugs and carpets are distinguished by excellent weaving and unique colors such as burnt orange, yellow, aubergine, light blue, apricot and green. Interior designers are always looking for the best rug or carpet to appeal to their clients.

Hagop Manoyan’s antique rugs have various colors and design options. Whether you are looking for an English rich inspired library or an elegant modern living room or a bedroom it is crucial to choose the right rug for the right interior setting. Depending on carpet quality, existing design and many other factors, it is sometimes difficult to find the right piece. (more…)

2017

Not every work of art is a painting on the wall.The good quality antique oriental rug is the most important artistic creation of a wide cultural milieu reaching from Morocco to Central Asia.For centuries art on the floor has taken the pride of place in many societies. Each quality antique rug contains designs, techniques, colors and  crafts particular to its origin.Many rugs,like paintings,are individual artistic creations and should be considered the self expressions of weavers.Although rugs are traditional art forms and follow particular conventions as to style and technique,there is plenty of room for idiosyncratic expression.Tribal and village rugs are personal works of art.City carpets are the result of collective activity on the part of designers,dyers and weavers.Rugs are so endearing that not only are they placed on the floor but hung on the wall and there are even enthusiasts who structure their entire lifestyles around them.Many of the most artistically significant rugs and carpets are among the most important treasures of major museums.Artists have always considered them important enough to feature in their own works,especially portraits,still lifes and historical representations.Every picture tells a story.Rugs are pictures.They have stories to tell. Learn about them and they will talk to you.Treat them like you do with your other valuables.

Please look after them.Enjoy.Call a professional if you have questions about your rug or carpet:
1-212-532-4614


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Now you own an antique oriental rug.How do you keep it looking good?First of all,regularly vacuum,but be careful of the ends and sides especially the fringes and the side cords.Have it professionally cleaned every year or two,depending on the traffic.Rotate your rugs.Turn them around,or every six months in service,in storage for six months and replace accordingly.If you own pets make sure they are well behaved.Spills should be cleaned up immediately and serious stains should be professionally treated.If the rugs are valuable they must be insured.All rugs should be moth proofed once a year and those in storage should be tightly wrapped with just newspaper or mothballs.Any issues concerning damage whether to the ends,sides or pile of the rug should be attended to immediately.Holes or tears can only get worse in use,therefore prompt professional restoration is essential.A skilled restorer will be able to match the weave texture and colors precisely.Accept nothing less.Any rug found to be damp or wet must be dried immediately and completely, and should be sprayed with Lysol.Colors should be checked for color runs.A professional should be called immediately.Any smoke damaged rug also requires immediate attention:A thorough cleaning and odor treatment.Sunlight weakens colors of rugs with chemical dyes.Call a professional if you have questions about your rug or carpet: 1-212-532-4614



2017


 The Pazyryk Rug


The Pazyryk Rug is considered to be one of the oldest in the world. It is fairly big and measures 183 x 200 cms. The knot density if close to 360,000 knots per square meter. The carpets we use these days usually have a much lower density compared to this. It is believed that this carpet was created as early as the 5th Century BC, which would make it over 2500 years old. The well-known technique known as carbon dating was used to determine the age of the rug. The rug is an amazing piece of work with good weaving techniques and a highly advanced design and construction. This would suggest that art of creating rugs is likely to be over 3000 years old. In fact, it is well known that Persian rug making is a very old technique.


 This rug was found in Altai Mountains of Siberia in 1949 during an Archaeological dig conducted then. There are many ancient artefacts and an entire ancient civilization discovered however, the Pazyryk rug was considered to the most significant find at the time. This has been placed at St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum and is considered to be the oldest rug around.


 

Pazyryk History


The rug was found in a semi frozen state near a burial tomb. These tombs are made from wood and boulders constructed well enough to sustain rough weather. The way the story goes is that Scythians began migrating from central Asia to western Mongolia, Russia and Europe during the late 9th century BC. They also travelled as far as Egypt and the Mediterranean. The Scythians were an ethnically diverse group and belonged to the Mongol race. They were also known to be good horsemen and archers. There were excellent warriors and even the women knew how to fight. There is reference to the women as “Amazon Warriors” amongst the Greeks.


There is very little written about them that was found, however what little does exist was written by ancient Greek historians, who describe their lifestyle and clothes in some detail.


It was a Russian archeologist, Sergei Rudenko who discovered the burial tomb that belonged to the Scythian people. This tomb was believed to be over 2500 years old. The Scythian people build tombs for their warriors and royal people in vast open space. There are over thousand tombs here, which is believed to be a gateway to afterlife. The tombs build here were in a space as big as a football field. It was designed deep down into the earth where buildings were erected from wood. There were layers of rocks that sealed the tombs. Above these rocks was layer of ice and the entire place was completely frozen. The fact that it was frozen is likely to be the main reason why the Pazyryk has been preserved for so long.


The Pazyryk Rug was found in a good condition and is still preserved well in the popular Hermitage Museum in Russia.

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There are more than a few antique rug dealers in New York but not all of them are the same. If you’re looking for a dealer who has a wealth of experience, knows the details of the rugs in the collection and can answer your questions about the history as well as the care of the particular antique rugs you may be interested in adding to your collection, you don’t need to look any further than Hagop Manoyan.

With a convenient location that is easily accessible on your visit to New York or a trip to the website with rugs in vivid color and detail, getting your next antique rug is as easy as getting in touch. Don’t trust your antique rug decisions to just anyone when you can make the choice with the professional.

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Let’s face it, there are many different kinds of rugs available on the market today but not all of these rugs are created equal. So when you see rugs like Afshar rugs, Qashqai rugs, Khamseh rugs, Luri rugs and other South Persian rugs in an exclusive collection like the one at Hagop Manoyan, you know there’s something to stop and take notice of.

The Afshar rugs are an exquisite collection of colorful rugs that are a true reflection of the craftsmanship and creative design that goes into each individual rug. When you purchase a South Persian rug, you have the distinctive pleasure of getting quality Iranian rugs here in the United States from reputable dealers like Hagop Manoyan and his wife Kozet.

2017



Adding a new Shirvan rug to an existing collection can be one of the most important rug purchases you’ve ever made. Shirvan rugs are both beautiful and sturdy and offer a glamorous look that upgrades any room in your home or office. Shirvan rugs source their origins back to one of the most ancient regions of Azerbaijan where carpet and rug making is known for producing unparalleled quality.

Fortunately, you don’t have to travel to Azerbaijan to own a Shirvan rug when you choose Hagop Manoyan for your selections. Located conveniently in New York for those local, you can also look at the current selection of Shirvan rugs at the website to make your selection. Shirvan rugs are a quintessential collector’s item for those who appreciate quality in their rugs.

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If you are a discriminating collector of high quality rugs, you know that the collection process can be quite laborious and expensive to travel to destinations around the world to gain access to some of the best rugs available. Hagop Manoyan has Soumak rugs that are original designs and have been meticulously manicured and well preserved for the collector who appreciates the quality.

You don’t have to be a serious collector to own one of these Soumak rugs for your home or office. Enjoy a visit to the New York rugs gallery in person if you’re in town or visit the website to see if you spot your next Soumak rugs purchase. The quality speaks for itself and the owner can give you answers to all of your questions on these beautiful rugs.