Miniature Oriental Rug - Shirvan I
|Anne Carol Goldberg|
|This piece is framed and hanging on a wall in my home near the hall telephone where I can look at it all the time!|
piece is from a book called Oriental
Rugs in Miniature by Frank Cooper. He designed the charts from
tribal rugs from Persia, Turkey and the Caucasus. Unfortunately, he
passed away recently, but the book is still in print and contains charts
for producing a number of beautiful pieces.
found out about this book several years ago from a student (I am a
professor at Washington University School of Medicine).
I have always been interested in oriental rugs and perused the
different charts in the book for several weeks before deciding on this one
from the Shirvan area in the region of Azerbaijan.
I had never done a charted needlepoint piece before, and I very
much enjoyed stitching it.