Oriental Rug Review


A Bimonthly Journal of Oriental Rugs
and Other Textiles

This is the home page of Oriental Rug Review, a journal of oriental rugs, other textiles and the pertaining literature which was published in the U.S.A. for 15 years, from March, 1981 to March, 1996. Oriental Rug Review was first published as a black and white monthly tabloid in March 1981. In October 1987 ORR was converted to a color magazine format and was issued bi-monthly.

ORR lives on at this home page. Our eventual goal is to publish everything we have published in the past . We have taken on a massive and complex task which, perhaps forevermore, should be considered a work in progress. We will make it as easy as possible for you to access all of our material. Both our detailed list of back issues and our cross-referenced volume indexes will be filled with links to articles and illustrations. The task of finding a specific article or group of articles (such as everything on Turkoman weaving) is made easier because of search capabilities. Also, we have grouped all of our articles by categories, such as by subject matter and weaving areas. Please be in touch with us with your advice, comments, criticisms and suggestions.

Thank you for your visit.

Updated 10/2/2008

Send your comments/questions/suggestions to


George W. O'Bannon (1936-2000)
Editor: (1987-1991) Publisher: Ron O'Callaghan
Editor of this Website: Ron O'Callaghan
74 Sinclair Hill Rd.
New Hampton, NH 03256
(603) 744-9191

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Important Note, Important to us, Anyway

Above, we describe our intent to publish here all we have published in print, both Oriental Rug Review as a color magazine and in its prior tabloid incarnation. We would appreciate your help. The best way you can help is to send money, not a lot, but enough to encourage us in this continuing effort. This is sort of like the vegetable stand that works on the honor principal, or, perhaps, a better model would be public radio and television. They put up the product and hope you will support them. When in print a yearly subscription to ORR was $48. If you can see your way clear to send that, or more, or less, it would be most appreciated. Funds can be sent to ronocal@lr.net via Paypal, or by check to the above address. Whether you assist us or not, please enjoy the articles we have posted below.

Volumes 8 - 16, Oriental Rug Review in color magazine format

Click on the front cover images to access that issue's list of articles. Those articles that are
highlighted are available for reading and/or download.

Vol. 8/1

Vol. 8/2

Vol. 8/3

Vol. 8/4

Vol. 8/5

Vol. 8/6

Vol. 9/1

Vol. 9/2

Vol. 9/3

Vol. 9/4

Vol. 9/5

Vol. 9/6

Vol. 10/1

Vol. 10/2

Vol. 10/3

Vol. 10/4

Vol. 10/5

Vol. 10/6

Vol. 11/1

Vol. 11/2

Vol. 11/3

Vol. 11/4

Vol. 11/5

Vol. 11/6

Vol. 12/1

Vol. 12/2

Vol. 12/3

Vol. 12/4

Vol. 12/5

Vol. 12/6

Vol. 13/1

Vol. 13/2

Vol. 13/3

Vol. 13/4

Vol. 13/5

Vol. 13/6

Vol. 14/1

Vol. 14/2

Vol. 14/3

Vol. 14/4

Vol. 14/5

Vol. 14/6

Vol. 15/1

Vol. 15/2

Vol. 15/3

Vol. 15/4

Vol. 15/5

Vol. 15/6

Vol. 16/1

Vol. 16/2

Detailed List of Back Issues, Vol. 8-16
With Links to Articles

Immediately below we have provided easy to use links that will allow you to access
the published material on the Oriental Rug Review Home Page.
Just Click on the Birds.

General Categories of Articles
With Links to Articles

Detailed List of Back Issues, Vol. 8-16
With Links to Articles

Searchable Index - Vol. 8-16
With Links to Articles

Most Recent Articles Published on the Oriental Rug Review Home Page
With Links to Articles

Most Recent Article Published on the Oriental Rug Review Home Page

Pile Rugs of the Baluch and Their Neighbors, Part I, by Dr. Dietrich H. G. Wegner, Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 5, No. 4, p. page 3/139, July 1985.

Oriental Rug Cartoons

We celebrate that great oriental rug institution, the GOB

A New England Country Auction, c. 1880

Popular Categories








American Indian

Classical Carpets


General Categories of Articles

Detailed List of Back Issues, Vol. 8-16

The Current Rug Exhibition
Turkoman Rug Exhibition. An Exhibition of the S. M. Dudin Collection of Turkoman Rugs from the State Museum of Ethnography of the People of Russia.

Indexes and Back Issues List

Visit Vols. I-VII Cross-referenced Index
These are the tabloid issues, black and white

Index to Volume 10

Indexes Volumes 8 - 16
These are the issues in color magazine format

Index to Volume 11

Indexes, Volume 1 - 16. This is the combined
tabloid and color magazine index. It is a very large
file and is best approached by search

Index to Volume 12

Visit Vols. 8-16 Back Issues List. A complete and
detailed list of back issues of Oriental Rug Review
from the first issue in color magazine format.

Index to Volume 13

Index to Volume 8

Index to Volume 14

Index to Volume 9

Index to Volume 15-16

Asian Trade

Oriental Rug Review/Asian Trade Home Page

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