Persian rugs, Oriental carpets, a guide to websites
The Ardabil Carpet in The Victoria and Albert Museum
Afghan Rugs and Carpets: Rugs from Afghanistan
Carpets from the Islamic World, 1600–1800, in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Cyber Rug Center, Photographs
Moroccan rugs. Wikipedia
Boucharouite Rugs-Berber Rug Museum Marrakech-Maison 28
New England Rug Society
provides a central location for knowledge and commerce in Persian rugs and carpets. Founded in 1877, their business originated in Tabriz (Northwest of IRAN) when the first package of Persian rugs and carpets were loaded on the backs of the horses enroute to Istanbul.
Persian rugs *
Antique Persian Rug, A Buyer’s Guide to Antique Carpets
Persian carpets/rugs, Wikipedia entry.
Persian Carpets, a history.
Persian rug design patterns.
Textile as Art.com
Antique costumes, antique textiles, ancient textiles.
The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
Turkish rugs *
Turkish carpet, Wikipedia entry.
a non-commercial site devoted to collectible weavings, where rug enthusiasts can connect.
Wikipedia entry on carpets and rugs.