Taking Ottoman gems as a jumping off point, these designers turn historic inspiration into contemporary creations.
Makers of the most glittering gems reveal where they like to journey to stoke their creativity and come up with new ideas. Some of their sources may surprise you.
When it comes to sourcing vintage handwoven rugs or doing research for her own line, no destination is too far-flung for this textiles maven.
For her latest desert-inflected creations, Betil Dagdelen throws out the loom and weaves her exquisite patterns directly on the frames of furniture.
Peter Pap began selling antique rugs more than 30 years ago. By 1991, he was attending between eight and 10 shows a year. Today, he's an undisputed authority in the business.
In New York’s Tribeca, the antique-carpet specialist Double Knot has become a mecca for some of the most precious and rare of artisanal vintage floor coverings from Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and other nearby regions — timeless pieces that never go out of style.
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