Geography & People

Geography & PeopleGeography and people describes the lifestyle of rug weavers whose way of life has a direct influence on their weaving. The lifestyle of many weaving tribes such as Turkomans, Baluchis, Lurs, Bakhtiaris, Kurds, Qashqais, Afshars, North Africans, Tibetans and Native Americans in addition to some tribes of Anatolia and the Caucasus can clearly be seen in their woven work; on the other hand, Indian, Chinese, Pakistani and some Iranian weavers are mainly city weavers whose lifestyle does not affect their weaving. Their weaving is affected by the demands of the Western market.