Gholtogh is a very small town in the province of Zandjan in north west Iran. The province of Zangjan is surrounded with seven states of West Azarbayjan, East Azarbayjan, Ardabil, Guilan, Qazvin, Hamedan, and Kurdistan. All of these provinces except Guilan have excellent rug weaving traditions. There was a good tradition of rug weaving in this little town by Kurdish nomads and semi-nomads which were settled. The rugs which are made in Gholtogh are in small sizes and have geometric patterns. In many cases, there is a diamond shape medallion in the center. The colors are strong and the weavers love to use orange, red, mustard yellow and deep blue colors. The foundation of Gholtogh carpets is cotton and the pile is made of sheep wool. These rugs are firm and dense and look like Bidjar rugs. This is due to the fact that each row of a Gholtogh rug is densely pounded by a metal comb and this makes the rug to become tightly woven. These rugs are double-wefted with symmetrical knots which are tightly knotted around two warps.
The piece shown here belongs to a private customer who wants to sell it. We do not ask for commission or any fee. It is a very nice piece and a collectible carpet. Those who maybe interested can directly contact the owner:
Amy Graves P.O. Box 252054 Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-592-4175 Cell 310-967-4725 VM www.amygravesphoto.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rug is my PASSION. I grew up with it since it was my family business and my father's job. I have a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management, a Master's degree in Business Administration, MBA and a second Master's degree in Educational Planning and a Ph.D. in Educational Planning from the University of Southern California, USC in Los Angeles. I am a Board member to the Iranian Carpet Exporters' Association based in Tehran. I am a member of the Textile Group of Los Angeles, TGLA. I am a Board member to the Textile Museum Associate of Southern California, TMA/SC. I am also an Industry Partner to the American Society of Interior Designers, ASID Los Angeles Chapter with more than 1,700 members. I am also the Editor in Chief of the "Iranian Hand Woven Rug" quarterly. I have a rug gallery in Los Angels. I am also the president of the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. I have an active rug blog: http://rugmaster.blogspot.com/. In this blog, I, Dr. Khosrow Sobhe write about my everyday experience with Persian, Oriental and area rugs, and the people that I meet and talk with. They may be customers, friends, designers, or just ordinary people. I meet them in my rug gallery on 1655 South La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles (Tel. 310-770-9085) or else where.