Middle Eastern Links

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

If you would like to have a site listed, please send email to: Rosemary Brock


Aliakbar Maktabi Private Museum
Located in Beruit, this private museum was created in honor of their father. Great site; probably a fascinating museum to visit.

Archeology and Anatolean Slit-Tapestry Weaving
The Weaving Art Museum offers this fine article.

DOBAG Turkish Rugs
The commercial site for the Dobag project, this site talks about Dr. Bhmer's project.

Flowers of Silk and Gold
The Textile Museum's show on four centuries of Ottoman Empire embroiders.

"A Kilim Is More Than We Think" by Peter Davies, Ph.D.
From the Rug News site, information on Kilim rugs.

The Lower Road
The Ancient Route site discusses trade routes around the Mediterranean. The Lower Royal Road was never called that in the past; it is here used to separate it from the historical Royal Road, which traveled further to the north.

Marla Mallett Textiles
Besides authoring a wonderful book on Oriental rugs, Marla's site contains hundreds of images of Middle Eastern textiles.

The Royal Road
The Ancient Route site discusses trade routes around the Mediterranean. The Royal Road, built by the Persians after fall of the Lydian Empire in 546 BCE, went from Sardis to Susa originally, but was modified over the centuries as trade centers shifted with the times.

Soumak and Kelim Weaving of the Caucasas
The Weaving Art Museum offers this fine article.

A Study of Yemeni Textiles
Part of the Yemani government's site.

Turkman Trappings
The Weaving Art Museum offers this fine article.

Weaving Art Museum and Research Institute (WAMRI)
This virtual museum focuses on masterpiece weavings produced in the eastern Mediterranean region.


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