Carpet: Iran

Garous Rug

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History of Weaving

 

 

Garous is a part of Bijar, in Kurdistan Province. It is a cold mountainous region. Some parts are village and other parts are urban. Economy of this region is based on agriculture, husbandry and handicrafts.

Garous hand woven rug has thousands of years history. Antique and historic rugs have remained from Afshar and Qajar eras. Those present special culture of Garous inhabitants, but they are not the first experience of weavers of this area.

In first years between World Wars, carpets were hardly woven in this region. In the middle of 20th century, weaving was gradually revived.

Garous weavers left off their ancient custom, weaving small and coarse rugs, as they were not interesting at all. They began to weave more delicate rugs with more beautiful designs.

They increased number of warps and instead of wool, they used yarn thread for warps and wefts, so firmness and residence of rugs were increased. They started to weave rugs in double-weft with Turkish knots and double-weft to have more delicate.

Garous rug weaving reached to its highest point by such a weaving, delicate and incomparable and was decorated world museums.

 

 

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