Transcript
  • 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:21    |    
    Introduction
  • 00:53    |    
    Types of carpets
    • Knotted pile carpets
    • Kelims
      • Weaving process
      • Geometric designs
      • Areas of structural weakness
    • Pazyryk carpet
      • Excavations
      • Altai Mountains, Central Asia
      • Why was it made?
    • Quedlinburg carpet
    • Example of a carpet before the sixteenth century
    • Italian painting from 1508
    • Turkish carpets
    • English painting from 1604
    • How carpets were used
      • Lotto carpet
      • Demonstration of wealth
      • Carpets used by the gentry
      • Persian carpets
    • English machine woven carpeting
      • Lack of Oriental carpets in Europe
      • Fashionable carpets in the eighteenth century
  • 13:41    |    
    Weaving process
    • Persia carpet industry in the late nineteenth century
    • Quality control
    • Carpet pile
    • Detail of a Turkish carpet
  • 16:35    |    
    Types of knots
    • Symmetrical knot
    • Asymmetrical knot
    • Comparison of symmetrical and asymmetrical knots
    • Details of geometric designs
    • Persian carpet detail
    • Persian carpet with asymmetrical knots
  • 20:44    |    
    Ardabil carpet
    • Carpet collections
    • Reproductions of the Ardabil carpet
  • 22:17.5    |    
    Chelsea carpet
  • Borders
  • 24:32.799999999999954    |    
    Seventeenth-century ecclesiastical vestments
  • Design
  • 26:3.5    |    
    Seventeenth-century garden carpet
  • Views of classical Indian gardens
  • 26:59    |    
    Different uses for a carpet
    • On the floor
    • For prayer
      • Islamic use
      • Mirhab
      • Prayer carpets
    • Pillar carpets
    • Structure carpets
    • Tent bands
    • Door covering
    • Nomadic tents
    • Turkish tent
    • Nomadic lifestyle
    • Everyday use
    • Saddlebags
    • Decorative uses
    • Design origins
    • Chairs
    • Horse blankets
    • Saddle covers
      • Chinese saddle cover
      • Bicycle saddle cover
    • Car mats
    • Carpet weaving in Guatemala
    • Carpet design skills
  • 41:21    |    
    Question and answer period
    • Where were tapestries made in the Middle Ages?
    • When did the Chinese start making carpets?
    • What should be taken into consideration when purchasing a carpet?
    • What is the difference between rugs and carpets?
    • Why are children involved in making carpets?
  • 47:50    |    
    Final credits


History, Quality and Techniques of Oriental Rugs and Carpets

New Media  | 18 de agosto de 2009  | Vistas: 102

Rugs and carpets have been used since the earliest Oriental civilizations and their use spread to the West because of their beauty and usefulness. In this conference, Jennifer Wearden describes different types of carpets and how the have been used through the centuries in different areas. She gives an overview of the history of carpets, pointing out that most of the information we have about them comes from fragments excavated in different parts of Asia or has been inferred from looking at paintings. She also identifies the different types of knots used to make carpets and how they affect the design.




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