JP Willborg is one of Europe’s largest antique dealers. We are located in Stockholm, Sweden and have an immense inventory of antique decorative Oriental and European rugs, Swedish classical carpets, tapestries. Images of our items can then be viewed on our website or mailed directly to decorators, dealers and private customers worldwide. Some collection in our inventory:
For long time ago, many countries woven kilim: Azerbaijan, Turkish ( Anatolian) , Turkmen, Persian…
Kilims are generally woven with the slit-weave technique. The slit refers to the gap left between two blocks of colour. It is created by returning the weft around the last warp in a colour area, and the weft of the adjacent colour is later returned around the adjacent warp.
Many types of kilim such as : prayer rug ,some are wall hangings, some are bench or sofa coverings, bags or saddles. They are very popular as colourful kilim pillows.
Kilim rugs are tapestry flatwoven, made by interweaving various coloured wefts and warps. They are made from wool, cotton.
The best famous and most highly regarded, these kilims (or kelims) are traditionally distinguished by the areas, villages or cities in which they are produced, such as Konya, Malatya, Karapinar in Turkish.
Each types of kelim has many variations on different technique :
-Cicim or Jijim or Jajim: kilims woven in narrow strips that are sewn together.
-Zili is a rough supplementary-weft method used to decorate practical objects such as mats, sacks, cushions and tents.
2-Swedish rug :
Our inventory is the largest collection of vintage Swedish rug.
One of the most famous Swedish rugs is Märta Måås Fjetterström (also called MMF) . Märta Måås-Fjetterström founded the workshop that bears her name in 1919. When she was 17 years old, started study art and train as an illustrator and drawing teacher at the School of Industrial Arts in Stockholm. In 1919, she had her own company and a weaving studio which would come to employ over 20 professional weavers worked together . Her company woven many different technique ,example: flatwoven rölakan , tapestry, rya( long hair), half piled, full piled. Until today, her rugs still very famous all over the world, as a heritage of Swedish rugs. Also, we have some other famous of Swedish rugs such as: Kasthall atelier, Södra Kalmar Läns Hemslöjd atelier, Svensk Hemslöjd, NK textile, Kronobergs Läns Hemslöjd and Scandinavian rugs .
Traditional Swedish Tapestry weave – folk art textiles also knowing as c.ultural heritage
Contents belong to Sweden In Skåne, the southernmost Swedish county. Some of them is: Flamskväv (Flemish weave ) , agedyna, jynne ,bench length.
3- Persian rug:
The study of Persian rug weaving has had a sketchy past. For many years the focus of attention was on the classical court carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries. Since the mid-20th century interest has also emerged in the archaic tradition of nomadic and rural weaving. A large of the carpets woven in towns and regional :Tabriz, Bijar Chahar Mahal ,Bakhtiari ,Kerman, Mashhad, Gabbe ,Kashan, Isfahan, Feridan and Qom are characterized by their specific weaving techniques and use of high-quality materials, colours and patterns . Carpet types: Zighlar, Khersak,Gilim. Rugs woven by the villages and various tribes of Iran are distinguished by their fine wool, bright and elaborate colors, and specific, traditional patterns. Nomadic and small village w.weavers often p.produce rugs with bolder and sometimes more coarse designs, which are considered as the most authentic and traditional rugs of Persia, as opposed to the artistic, pre-planned designs of the larger workplaces. Gabbeh rugs are the best-known type of carpet from this line of tradition.
The Most of famous Persian rug is Bakhtiari, Nomadic Bakhtiari rug,Nomadic Lors rug,Khorjin . Feridan,Soumak.
On of the most interesting rug from Persian is Zighlar rug. Probably because of its uniqueness. In the central medallion a snake is coiling itself around a tree (possibly a scene from the Old Testament?) .
4-Antique tapestry: Tapestry is a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. Tapestry is weft-faced weaving, in which all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads may be visible. In tapestry weaving, weft yarns are typically discontinuous; the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. It is a plain weft-faced weave having weft threads of different colours worked over portions of the warp to form the design.
Typically, Aubusson tapestries depended on engravings as a design source or the full-scale cartoons from which the low-warp tapestry-weavers worked. As with Flemish and Parisian tapestries of the same time, figures were set against a conventional background of verdure, stylized foliage, and vignettes of plants on which birds perch and from which issue glimpses of towers and towns.
Most weavers use a natural warp thread, such as wool, linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton but may include silk, gold, silver, or other alternatives.