Oriental Rug Web Resources #2
Although our site is a wealth of Oriental Rug Resources, there are other good places on the internet as well as some books about Oriental Rug information and Oriental Rug history.
Below you will find a list of some of these resources; we compiled this list for your benefit, take advantage of it!
Oriental Rugs: A Buyer’s Guide
“Most of the oriental rugs bought worldwide have been made recently; yet most of the information available is on antique rugs. Here is the only comprehensive guide to modern rugs that gives all the help a buyer needs to find the right rug at the right price. 80 illustrations, 40 in color.”
This is a great book to read before you purchase your next oriental rug.
It also has some great tips on how to care for your rug and keep it in its best possible condition. You can always ask Matt for tips like these as well, he has been caring for a large quantity of these rugs for years and years.
The Oriental Rug Book
Believe it or not, this e-book on Google is completely free!
Once you follow the link, you can choose to read it on your computer or any mobile device. One reason it might be free is because the book was written in 1904, so the information is very old but it is still an interesting read about Oriental Rugs. By reading this book you can also see how rugs have changed over time as well as the perspectives regarding them.
A complete guide to Oriental Rugs
This website was written by a collector of Oriental and Persian Rugs, so the information is unbiased, they are not trying to sell anything to you.
It is worth reading as a brief overview of some of the basic rug concepts like general definition and simple rug care tips.