Tabriz Art deco with inscriptions

Description

Signed /OCM) . The Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Company was established by a group of British merchants at the end of 1907/beginning of 1908 in Smyrna. Looms and other technical equipment were procured in Germany and Austria. The first company-owned production facilities were set up in the Western Anatolian Manisa Province. Already in 1912, OCM controlled the major part of all looms operating in the Konya Vilayet, where 15–20,000 weavers, mostly women, worked at circa 12,000 looms.[5] In 1911, OCM expanded their activities to Iran. Arthur C. Edwards established a carpet factory in the town of Hamadan, where the production of traditional Persian carpets had totally ceased at that time. In 1924, Edwards moved to London and became OCM’s managing director. He expanded the company’s commercial activities in the United States. In order to lower the production costs, he set up factories in India, where wages were lower at that time. OCM shares were still listed at the London Stock Exchange in the 1960s, but came under increasing pressure from other companies which produced low-quality carpets and machine-made rugs at mass-market prices. In 1986, the company was finally dissolved, and sold to the Eastern Kayyam Company, one of its former associates.wikipedia

Additional information

Dimensions 253 x 177 cm ( 8.3 x 5.81 ft )
ID
Name Tabriz Green with writings
Period Around 1930 Art Deco
Materials Wool and cotton
Origin Persia
Condition Perfect
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Additional information

Dimensions 253 x 177 cm ( 8.3 x 5.81 ft )
ID
Name Tabriz Green with writings
Period Around 1930 Art Deco
Materials Wool and cotton
Origin Persia
Condition Perfect