Persian Rugs

Oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted only in Asia. The countries that are the biggest exporters of rugs include, Iran, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal. Persian rugs also are Oriental rugs but they are made only in Iran (formerly known as Persia). The art of carpet weaving in Iran originated more than 2,500 years ago. Much of the progression of the Persian carpet lies in conjunction with the various rulers of the country throughout time. When Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon in 539 BC, he was struck by its splendour and many historians credit him for introducing the art of carpet making into Persia. It is said that the tomb of Cyrus, who was buried at Pasargadae near Persepolis, was covered with precious carpets. Even before his time, it is very likely that Persian nomads created at least very simple designs for their own homes. Their herds of sheep and goats provided them with high quality and durable wool for this purpose. Persian carpets and rugs were initially woven as articles of necessity to cover the floors of nomadic tribesmen, giving them protection from the cold and damp. The natural progression of the skill and craft involved in the creation of these works of art has been passed down from generation to generation over the centuries throughout periods of peace, invasion and war.

 

Characteristics of a Persian rug include an unusually thick pile, extremely rich color combinations and unique designs, and a very distinct knot. Persian carpets are traditionally known for their tremendous variety in design, color, size, and weave. Moreover, they are known for the uniqueness of each and every rug produced. Today, carpet weaving is by far the most widespread handicraft in Iran. Because the rug artists in Iran are so skilled at their craft, they can create incredibly detailed rugs with impressive precision. Rugs are generally named after the village, town or district where they are woven or collected, or by the weaving tribe in the case of nomadic pieces.The importance of trade and craftsmanship regained their spot in the last quarter of the 19th Century during the reign of Qajar. By the end of the 19th Century some European and American companies even set up businesses in Persia and organized craft production destined for western markets, creating new design. In palaces, famous buildings, mansions and museums the world over, a Persian carpet is amongst the most treasured of possessions.

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  • Fine Tabriz Runner rugs and more oriental carpet 44296-

    Fine Tabriz Runner

    Sale! $5,300.00 $2,650.00

    Fine tabriz runner are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design.

    2’7 x 8’1

    #44296
  • v Antique Heriz | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center | 32748

    Antique Heriz

    Sale! $78,800.00 $39,400.00

    This Antique Heriz is in mint condition 11×14. Heriz carpets are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration

    11×13’11

    #32748
  • Finest Antique Sultanabad Rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design

    Finest Antique Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $84,233.00 $42,075.00

    Only the finest antique Mahal rugs are able to carry the Sultanabad name. Originaing in the city of Sultanabad, these beautiful rugs were the first to gain wide acceptance in the West, as firms such as Ziegler & Co established rug workshops that focused on melding the Mahal stylings with the more reserved Western needs of design and color.  This fantastic example dates from the late 1800’s. This Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad has an all over henna flower design that is true to tradition. These splendid designs and natural influenced hues will be sure to assume a royal ambiance in your home for years to come.

     

     

    7×12

    #32739
  • Ziegler and Company Sultanabad | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets |

    Ziegler and Compay Sultanabad

    Sale! $22,800.00 $11,400.00

    In 1883 Ziegler & Company established itself as the first to master Sultanabad rugs for the larger rooms and different color palette needs of the western world.  That has continued to today, and this masterwork is a prime example of how Ziegler has perfected the melding of classical designs and master weaving to produce only the finest art for the floor.

    #32719
  • Heriz Rug | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Design Center 32717

    Heriz Rug

    Sale! $37,200.00 $18,600.00

    This antique Heriz rug is named after the largest town in the mountainous area of northwest Persia. It is said that Tabriz merchants who wanted room size carpets for export asked weavers to make rugs modeled after scraps of fabric. The result is the Heriz carpet, which is an stunning hybrid of rustic village weaving along with a rich grand Persian court piece.

    8’9×10’5

    #32717
  • Unusual Sarouk Design | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara

    Unusual Sarouk Design

    Sale! $17,000.00 $8,500.00

    The wool used to make Sarouks are known worldwide for their durability and color. With a quality that out-stands many others, this rug is one of a kind. The Sarouk’s natural dyes add vibrant depth and luster. This rug can withstand several generations of heavy use.

    2’6×23

    #32715
  • Antique Heriz | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center |

    Antique Heriz

    Heriz are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration.

    10’6×8’2

    #32703
  • Antique Heriz Rug Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More 32686

    Antique Heriz Rug

    Heriz are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration.

     

    #32686
  • Fine Khotan Rugs and more oriental carpet 43858-

    Fine Khotan Rug

    Sale! $23,830.00 $11,915.00

    Khotan Rug is made of wool and natural dyes. The city of Khotan has an ancient crafting culture that includes both silk and carpet weaving. Rugs from Khotan depict an abundance of cultural and stylistic influences

    size:10 x 14’1

    #43858
  • Ziegler Khotan Rugs and more oriental carpet 43405-

    Fine Ziegler Khotan

    Sale! $29,647.00 $14,799.00

    Ziegler Khotan Rug is made of wool and natural dyes. The city of Khotan has an ancient crafting culture that includes both silk and carpet weaving. Rugs from Khotan depict an abundance of cultural and stylistic influences

    size:9’8 x 13’4

    #43405
  • Finest Baluchi Tribal Rugs and more oriental carpet 46862-

    Finest Baluchi Tribal Rug

    Baluch rugs are hand knotted rugs that are woven in the wider area of Baluchistan Baluchi. These rugs are tribal by nature and are made to be mobile, since the tribes moved often

    9’10 x 12

    #46862
  • Finest Ziegler Khotan rugs and more oriental carpet 46869-

    Finest Ziegler Khotan

    Sale! $35,506.00 $17,753.00

    Khotan Rug is made of wool and natural dyes. The city of Khotan has an ancient crafting culture that includes both silk and carpet weaving. Rugs from Khotan depict an abundance of cultural and stylistic influences.

    10’4 x 13’9

    #46869
  • Antique Finest Kerman rugs and more oriental carpet 36636-

    Antique Finest Kerman

    Sale! $38,000.00 $18,999.00

    Kerman rugs are also characterized by a geometric structure, with an emphasis on carefully woven lines and detail elements.

    10 x 14’6

    #36636
  • Antique Tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet 29683-

    Antique Tabriz 29683

    Sale! $48,758.00 $24,379.00

    Antique persian tabriz are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design.

    9’10 x 13’1

    #29683
  • Rare Antique Dabir Kashan rugs and more oriental carpet 35496-1

    Rare Antique Dabir Kashan

    Sale! $2,000,000.00 $89,950.00

    Rare Antique Dabir Kashan rugs are a specific antique rug style feature an elongated central medallion with a fully-covered field and corner spandrels. Colors tend to be bright, with fields of blue, red and ivory

    10’2 x 13’2

    #35496
  • Finest Ziegler Khotan rugs and more oriental carpet 46873-

    Finest Ziegler Khotan

    Sale! $34,650.00 $17,325.00

    This antique Khotan Rug is made of wool and natural dyes. The city of Khotan has an ancient crafting culture that includes both silk and carpet weaving. Rugs from Khotan depict an abundance of cultural and stylistic influences.

    10’1 x 13’9

    #46873
  • Finest Khotan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 32638-

    Finest Khotan Rug 32638

    Sale! $17,200.00 $8,600.00

    This antique Khotan Rug is made of wool and natural dyes. The city of Khotan has an ancient crafting culture that includes both silk and carpet weaving. Rugs from Khotan depict an abundance of cultural and stylistic influences.

    8’1 x 10’9

    #32638
  • Afghan Baktiari Rugs and more orientalc carpet 32636-

    Afghan Baktiari Rug

    Sale! $19,920.00 $9,960.00

    Antique Persian Bakhtiari rugs are among the more intriguing and distinct styles of antique Persian rugs, boasting a fascinating historical heritage and expressing a unique aesthetic ideal.

    8’4 x 10’11

    #32636
  • Antique Kahmseh Rugs and more oriental carpet 32634-

    Antique Kahmseh Rug

    Antique Kahmseh  Rug Genuine Woven Art Authentic Persian Interesting Carpet Rugs and More Santa Barbara Design Center

    3’8 x 6’5

    #32634
  • Finest Ziegler Khotan rugs and more oriental carpet 46868-

    Finest Ziegler Khotan

    Sale! $34,850.00 $17,425.00

    This antique Khotan Rug is made of wool and natural dyes. The city of Khotan has an ancient crafting culture that includes both silk and carpet weaving. Rugs from Khotan depict an abundance of cultural and stylistic influences.

    10’1 x 13’1

    #46868
  • Finest Ziegler & Co. Farahan | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design 32632

    Finest Ziegler & Co. Farahan

    Sale! $96,000.00 $48,000.00

    This Finest Ziegler & Co. Farahan is  produced in the region of west/ central Iran. The wide range of qualities in Farahan rugs are remarkable and are often made with the classical fine medallion patterns that are customary of Persian design. Farahan carpets have been influenced by Heriz and Serapi carpets, yet are found to have a much finer scale and tightness of weave. The coloration tend to be natural and soft, yielding an beautiful grand scale carpet that will incorporate a blend of approachable timeless history.

    14’7 x 12’3

    #32632
  • Antique vintage Persian Rug

    Antique Vintage Persian Rug

    Sale! $28,600.00 $14,300.00

    Fine antique persian rug hand knotted and made with natural wool and dyes. Authentic persian.

    10×14’2

    #32052
  • Antique Kurdish Rug | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center |

    Antique Kurdish Rug

    Sale! $7,800.00 $3,900.00

    Kurdistan is known worldwide for their splendid Antique Kurdish Rugs .  The all over floral patterns are a classic design within the tradition of making Kurdish masterpieces. This antique tells a story with the sequence of symbols woven and the wool offers a depth and luster that is unique and eye catching.

    4’7×6’10

    #32613
  • Finest Silk Hereke Carpet | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32620

    Finest Silk Hereke Carpet

    Sale! $7,900.00 $3,950.00

    This Finest Silk Hereke Carpet is very unique with it’s very fine details and weaving patterns. Hereke carpets are woven in a coastal town in Turkey, and are made predominately of silk, wool and cotton-  sometimes with gold or silver threads. In 1841, Sultan Abdulmecid l gathered the best artisans and weavers in Hereke and began manufacturing his own high quality collection of carpets all with unique patterns and colors. Ottoman Sultans used to give carpets like this Hereke as gifts to visiting royalty. Today, Hereke carpets are typically large in size with very distinctive and clear patterns due to the fineness of the wool and silk. This traditional fine carpet is so unique with it’s intricate designs and color palette. The extremely fine threads are so closely knotted together that it would take a skilled weaver years to complete.

    3×5’2

    #32620
  • Finest Silk Hereke Carpet | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32615 1

    Finest Silk Hereke Carpet

    Sale! $79,600.00 $39,800.00

    This Finest Silk Hereke Carpet is very unique with it’s very fine details and weaving patterns. Hereke carpets are woven in a coastal town in Turkey, and are made predominately of silk, wool and cotton- even sometimes gold or silver threads. In 1841, Sultan Abdulmecid l gathered all the best artisans and weavers in Hereke and began manufacturing his own high quality collection of carpets all with unique patterns and colors. Ottoman Sultans used to give carpets like this Hereke as gifts to visiting royalty. Today, Hereke carpets are typically large in size with very distinctive and clear patterns due to the fineness of the wool and silk. This traditional fine carpet is so unique with it’s intricate designs and color palette. The extremely fine threads are so closely knotted together that it would take a skilled weaver years to complete.

    9’1 x 12’1

    #32615
  • Fine Silk Tabriz | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32614

    Fine Silk Tabriz

    Sale! $65,000.00 $32,500.00

    Fine Silk Tabriz Persian rugs are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design. Tabriz carpets are named after the city they are made in which is considered one of the oldest weaving locations. The city of Tabriz makes the widest selection of  Persian carpets known worldwide.

    8’1×10’4

    #32614
  • tribal Gabbeh rug plain ziegler co oriental rug rugs and more 32555-

    Tribal Gabbeh Rug

    Sale! $2,040.00 $1,020.00

    Plain tribal Gabbeh rug is one of the warmest and most creative types of Oriental rugs. Their design is a great example of how simplicity is beautiful.

    2’7 x 4

    #32555
  • Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Sale! $31,850.00 $15,980.00

    The Sultanabad Ziegler & Co rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    9’2 x 11’6

    #32547
  • Ziegler & Co sultanabad Oushak rugs and more oriental carpet 32546-

    Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Sale! $59,200.00 $29,600.00

    The Sultanabad Ziegler & Co rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    10’1 x 14

    #32546
  • Persian Ziegler rugs and more oriental carpet 32545-

    Persian Ziegler

    Sale! $24,960.00 $12,480.00

    The best hand knotted rug in the market. Best wool, best dyes, best craftsmanship.

    8’7 x 11

    #32545

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