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APPLY THE PHOTO OF YOUR CARPET TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEXT BOOKS OF FAYAZ

Copertina manuale tappeti

The cover of "The Manual of carpets".

by Hossein Fayaz Torshizi.

I am an Italian citizen of Iranian origin, expert of the Chamber of Commerce (since 1981) and technical consultant of the Court of Rimini, Italy (since 2015) of carpets and fabrics: www.fayaz.it - www.orientalrugsexpert.com.
From spring 1998 to today, I have published ten books in Italian (in the form of self-publishing author) and Persian "Farsi" (through publishing houses), among them "The Manual of carpets - Practical manual for the purchase and the maintenance of oriental carpets ”published in 2008 in Italian. “The Manual of carpets - Practical manual for the purchase and the maintenance of oriental carpets” published in 2008 in Italian.

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Rare 17th century Mughal-Safavid velvet panel discovered in Florence


"Ancient velvet Moghol (Mughal) - Safavide from the 17th century, cm 208 x cm 183. N. 10644 - 1/2018."

The Tuscan owner thought that amongst the objects inherited from relatives, he had found a Chinese rug and so, in December 2017, he went to Morciano di Romagna (Rimini) to have it examined by Hossein Fayaz Torshizi, technical consultant at the Court of Rimini for fabrics and rugs. To Mr Fayaz Torshizi’s great surprise, the object in question was not a rug, but an antique silk velvet panel used for decorative purposes.
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Looking for photos of carpets and fabrics for the book "The Persian carpet

Following the many requests from friends and visitors of my Internet sites (www.fayaz.it - www.hosseinfayaz.com), just in these days, I'm working on a new edition of my book "The Persian carpet: oriental culture and society at home".
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How did you develop your knowledge of oriental rugs and the language of their symbols?

I grew up with hand knotted oriental rugs. Their soft pile of Persian lambswool was my playground and encouraged by childish imagination. The harmony of their colours calmed me and cheered me in the cold, dark winters. Their designs and motifs of Persian gardens or 'four seasons', the trees of life and the hunting scenes awoke my imagination and refreshed the hot summers of my youth.
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What led you to write The Girls from Afghanistan? - 2016/07/22

I have always enjoyed studying anthropological and social matters. In my country of origin, Iran, after years of inertia, towards the mid-twentieth century, people began to migrate, above all young diplomats and graduates who wanted to study in western Europe and North America.
I am an immigrant. At the end of the sixties, I came to Italy with a university study visa; in other words, I entered this country by the front door. However, in order to avoid being a burden to my family, for four years, during the summer holidays, I went to work in Germany or Switzerland and learned German. In these two countries, in the student residences and the factories, I lived amongst students and workers, both German and immigrants from southern Europe. At the time, there were only a few Turkish, Iranian or Afghan workers amongst my colleagues. That is why I understand the problems of those who are living abroad, the thoughts and the feelings of immigrants and the difficulties they have to face in their daily lives when dealing with the local population and their landlords. It is evident that these difficulties are even greater for a refugee, because he or she has often left everything behind them and cannot count on the financial support of relatives. Often it is impossible for them to return home.
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