16 Oct 2016

28- 10 Questions on Carpets - Answers

1. "The dropping of large numbers of bombs, so as to cause uniform devastation over a given area" and "to conduct an intensive campaign, especially in the media, to sway public opinion or to destroy somebody’s reputation". These are two definitions of a single phrase. Which phrase?

Ans: Carpet Bombing

2. In one of the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, the Sultan of the Indies has three sons who want to marry their cousin Princess Nouronnihar. So the Sultan says he will give her to the prince who brings back the most extraordinary rare object. Prince Husain, the eldest son of the Sultan buys a magic carpet. From which Indian city, the capital of a well known empire, does he buy the carpet from?

Ans: Vijayanagar.

3.Connect  Sehna, Spanish and Ghiordes in relation to carpets ?

Ans: These are the three most commonly used knots in carpet weaving. Ex: Ferahan carpet is made with the Sehna  knot on a cotton foundation; while the admiral carpet uses the Spanish knot, on a single warp, and bijar carpet is Woven on a woolen foundation, in the Ghiordes knot.

4.Indo-isfahan, were handmade carpets manufactured in India during the 17th century. These carpets were imitations of the Herat carpet and were exported in quantity to Europe, especially to Portugal and the Low Countries, by the various East India companies. Today these carpets are frequently seen in 17th-century Dutch paintings. Although the carpet was made in India why was the name Esfahan suffixed with Indo?

Ans: The name Esfahan was applied in the belief that Persian carpets sold better than Indian. (Esfahan or Hispahan, is the capital of Isfahan Province in Iran, located about 340 kilometres (211 miles) south of Tehran)

5.It was one of the most unusual way to meet anyone. But she was bought in front of him concealed in a carpet. The dramatic introduction then happened when she stepped out of the unrolled carpet. Who met whom in this fashion?

Ans: Cleopatra met Julius Caesar

6. Erastus Brigham Bigelow,had to forego formal education at the age of 10. At the age of 23 he invented his first loom for lace manufacture. Bigelow followed this with other power looms for weaving a variety of figured fabrics, tapestry carpeting, and ingrain carpeting. Several years later, he founded the Bigelow carpet mills and from 1845 to 1851 Bigelow developed his greatest invention, a power loom for the manufacture of Brussels and Wilton carpets. His inventions provided a large impetus to carpet manufacture in Europe as well as in the United States. Bigelow later became the co-founder of one of Americas greatest institute. Which Institute ?

Ans: MIT

7. GoodWeave International, formerly known as Rugmark, is a network of non-profit organizations dedicated to ending illegal child labour in the rug and carpet making industry. Who was its founder?

Ans:  Kailash Satyarthi

8. During the Middle Ages, when manuscript painting was considered a high art, illuminators frequently decorated their codices with a carpet page. What was a carpet page?

Ans: It was the opening page, containing abstract designs and so called because its abstract designs resemble an Oriental carpet.

A carpet page from the Lindisfarne Gospels

9. This Indian city is also known as the "Carpet City," as it is home to the largest hand-knotted carpet weaving industry hub in South Asia.  The city also has a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the carpets manufactured here. Which city?

Ans: Bhadohi

10.Which company first introduced the astro-turf?

Ans. Monsanto.

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