Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Designing a Rug Cartoon: The Labor of Love

In weaving most of the detailed city rugs, we need to follow a design depicted on a graph paper. This is called cartoon. It needs expertise, patience and love. Here, I am posting few very interesting pictures of designers in Iran. I found them on an Iranian carpet web site called Carpetour.

There has been a huge controversy in Iran in the past few years weather they should computers for designing or not. Some people argue that computer is a tool and should be employed in drawing cartoons. Other conservatives argue that this is a very artistic aspect of rug production cycle and should not be left to computers. It should be done by hand and by artists who care about rugs.

Khosrow Sobhe
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

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