A historical account about rugs The shop is open every day A historical account about rugs Primitive men learned how to make handcrafts like baskets using stem of plants and imitating birds at knitting planty fibres.  Later profiting from wool of animals,rugweaving was widespreaded.   Women shared more effort in developing this industry. When men were busy with hunting,women had been exploiting wool  from skin of animals and knitting baskets and carpets. Carpet knitting skills gradually got matured. Studying history of rugs,you  will notice an evolution in weaving style. As archeologists proved this.   European researchers concluded that ancient Egypt and Assyrian civilisations were cradle of rug weaving.   There are evidences to support this opinion,such as contents from the old testament (torah) or a memorial column for  Shalmansar the second of Assyrian in which two rugs with long fringes have been carved.   The first made rugs are abolished and not available. This is for the natural material used in their textures and being affected by  erosion and insects. But there is no doubt that nomad tribes granted by wool from animals had been continueing to weave and use rugs.   Of cours archeologists found some traces and archetypes in this case. In 1949,a Russian archeologist, professor Riden discovered graves eighty kilometres from the Mongolian border,amoungst the  Altai montains, coveerd by layers of ice blocks. The graves belong of nomads called PAZIRIK with whom a knotted rug was  found as well.   The rug is 2500 years old. It has the dimensions of 2,1.83 metres;3600 knots per square decimetre and woven in reddish-  brown and bright green colours. The margin designs are very similar to common icons in Hakhamanesh(the first Persian Emire)   era and engraving paterns in Persepolis(Takht-e-Jamshid)   Professor Ridenko believes that Pazirik rug is woven between Medien and Parthian(Persian Empires) eras.   The rug is kept by Armitag museum in St.Petersburg. Dimand says that a combination of Assyrian,Hakhamanesh and Sakai designs is used in Pazirik rug. He also believes that Iran is the origin of this rug. Another expert, Ulrich Sochatmar, goes even further and believes that the rug  has been woven in Azerbaijan a province of Iran.  English version: Norsk versjon