November 15, 1990 |
Speaking of authenticity and exoticism, visitors to the Nash collection in the Ahmanson Building can treat themselves to the sight of one of the world's greatest artifacts on the way downstairs. Called the "Aradibil Carpet," it was 16th-Century Persia during a great flowering of the textile and book arts under the reign of Shah Tahmasp I. LACMA has owned it for years, but it is rarely displayed, partly because of its huge 23-by-13-foot dimensions. Brought out for just two weeks (to Nov.
July 23, 1989 |
Iranian authorities confiscated hundreds of silk carpets before they could be smuggled out of the country, then discovered the rugs were stuffed with jewelry, the official news agency said Saturday. The shipment of hand-woven carpets, the largest taken from smugglers in 10 years, was valued at tens of millions of dollars, and the jewelry was worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, the report said.
HOME & GARDEN
June 30, 1990 |
Carpeting adds softness, luxury and comfort to a room, conserves heat and provides insulation from sound. However, the many carpeting fibers, textures and patterns available make selecting the right one confusing. Here are some basics for consideration. Fibers The five most common carpeting fibers are acrylic, nylon, olefin, polyester and wool. Of these, only wool is natural; all others are synthetic. No one fiber is completely perfect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1998
A warehouse worker crushed beneath 1,500-pound rolls of carpet was identified Wednesday as Ignacio Reed, 25, of Santa Ana, who was reported missing by his family on Dec. 23, according to police. Reed, an employee of the Royalty Carpet Mill, was apparently working Dec. 23 when one or more of the large rolls shifted or fell on him, according to Irvine Police Sgt. Al Murray.
October 29, 2007 |
Standing next to piles of exquisitely hand-woven Persian rugs, Hossein Ghaseminia is confident his rugs, which cost as much as $50,000, can fend off cheaper Asian rivals and withstand threatened U.S. sanctions. One of Iran's best-known exports, Persian carpets made from silk, wool and cotton are traditionally woven by women in villages who use natural dyes derived from plants to color them in rich hues where red, brown and cream dominate.
September 12, 2010 |
Weary travelers may long to linger over a cup of coffee or snuggle under a plush duvet. But when it comes to airports, lingering is loathed, because it's synonymous with layover. When George Pendle found himself stuck longer than expected at a New York airport — braced for a transatlantic flight with a few gin and tonics and a Xanax — he found his mind, not surprisingly, altered. "I was in a Timothy Leary-esque state," he says, recalling the moment when his eyes locked on the spilled-soda-hiding pattern beneath his feet.