There are many resources available online to learn about
tribal rugs. They range from the scholastic to the simple. What follows
below is more or less only a personal perusal of those sites that have
been a particular help to me in my journey to learn more about tribal
An amazing site,
containing the highest level of academic discussion on buying and studying
tribal textiles. Really a must for anyone who wants to dive in head
Really vast site
with in depth information on most rugs. In addition there are gorgeous
examples of most of the rugs to study and learn from.
This site has a really useful overview of most of the major rug types,
with examples. A nice feature is that they get into the region and weavers
themselves. The price range they list, I believe I read somewhere is
strictly for ebay, and probably won't be quite so low in "real
This is a fascinating site by a collector specializing in Afghan war
Jim Allen's website. He has examples of pieces that will make you weep.
A good place to go to see what a tribal rug 'should' look like.
A must see for research and information on rugs and the rug world.
buyers, sellers and collectors of everything from everywhere!
If there are any other links that you think I should include here, please