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The Meaning of the “Tree of Life” Design in Carpets

Nazmiyal Antique Persian Tree of Life Rascht Embroidery 45527

The "Tree of Life" Symbol and its Meanings Tree of Life -- The “Tree of Life” is a popular motif in oriental carpets, pottery and other decorative items. Since the symbol is found in many different cultures around the world, its exact origin … Continue reading

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See Frida Kahlo’s Garden Recreated at the NY Botanical Gardens

View of Frida Kahlo Exhibit at NY Botanical Gardens | Nazmiyal

Exhibition Spotlight: Frida Kahlo at the New York Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn Frida Kahlo -- Frida Kahlo once said, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” No wonder the iconic 20th … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Lovely Deco Rug by French Artist Jacques Borker

French Art Deco Rug by Jacques Borker 48548 Nazmiyal

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Beautiful French Rug by Artist Jacques Borker. Jacques Borker Rug --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select … Continue reading

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San Francisco Loves Antique Rugs and Vintage Carpets

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San Francisco: Why the Bay Area Can't Get Enough of Antique Rugs! San Francisco -- From the brightly painted Victorian row houses that line the city's streets, to its trolley cars and famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Carpet 47117

Antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan Carpet 47117

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Elegant Antique Carpet by Master Weaver Mohtashem of Kashan. Mohtashem Kashan Carpet --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Antique Rug Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select … Continue reading

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From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola at MoMA

Horacio Coppola. Calle Corrientes esquina Reconquista (Calle Corrientes at the Corner of Reconquista) Nazmiyal

From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola at the Museum of Modern Art MoMA -- The Bauhaus School of Art lasted for only 14 years from 1919 to 1933, but its impacts on modern art and design continues to … Continue reading

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How Rugs Are Made: From Wool to Carpet

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How Rugs are Made: Traditional Hand-Knotted Rugs and Carpets How Rugs are Made -- Rugs and carpets have been made for many centuries. The first rugs were made by tribal shepherds who needed heavy clothes to shield themselves from the cold and wind, … Continue reading

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“Musicos Con Mascaras” by Pablo Picasso, Now at Nazmiyal

Vintage “Musicos Con Mascaras” Pablo Picasso Carpet 48496 at Nazmiyal

Nazmiyal Acquires "Musicos Con Mascaras" Carpet by Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso -- Probably the single most important artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso transformed the face of modern art with his bold experiments in cubism, collage, constructed sculpture and a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wishlist: “Night Mirror” Vintage Rug by Brita Molin

“Night Mirror” by Brita Molin Vintage Scandinavian Carpet 48513 Nazmiyal

This Week's Wednesday Wishlist Rug is a Gorgeous Vintage Rug by Artist Brita Molin. Vintage Rug by Brita Molin --  Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique rug from its vast catalog. We select … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Sultans of Deccan India: Opulence and Fantasy at the Metropolitan Museum

Portrait of a Ruler or Musician, Sultans of Deccan Exhibit, Nazmiyal

Sultans of Deccan India at the Metropolitan Museum Sultans of Deccan India --To anyone interested in the rich and exotic art, culture and history of south India, the exhibition “Sultans of Deccan India: Opulence and Fantasy” is a sumptuous feast for … Continue reading

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