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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  • Antique Persian Heriz

    Sale! $5,500.00 $2,750.00

    Antique Persian Heriz hand woven from natural wool and organic dyes.

    3×4’4

    #33301Add to cart
  • Rare Antique Afshar Rugs and more oriental carpet 33298-

    Rare Antique Afshar Circa 1870

    Rare Antique Afshar Circa 1870. hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

    2’8 x 1’9

    #33298Read more
  • Shahsavan Bag Face rugs and more oriental carpet 33297-

    Shahsavan Bag Face Circa 1850

    Shahsavan Bag Face Circa 1850 hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

    1’9 x 2

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  • Rare Antique Isfahan rugs and more oriental carpet 33295-

    Rare Antique Isfahan

    Rare Antique Isfahan hand woven with natural wool and organic dyes.

    10’2 x 14

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  • Antique Bakhtiari Saddle Bag rugs and more oriental carpet 33274-

    Antique Bakhtiari Saddle Bag

    Antique Bakhtiari Saddle Bag hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

    3×4’2

    #33274Read more
  • Vintage Persian Qum rugs and more oriental carpet 33271-

    Vintage Persian Qum

    Vintage Persian Qum hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

    3’2 x 4’9

    #33271Read more
  • Antique Persian Haji-Jalili rugs and more oriental carpet 33270-

    Antique Persian Haji-Jalili

    Antique Persian Haji-Jalili hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

    4’3 x 5’7

    #33270Read more
  • Royal Polonaise rugs and more oriental carpet 33281-

    Vintage Tabriz

    Sale! $45,000.00 $22,500.00

    Royal Polonaise rug hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

    11’7 x 14

    #33281Add to cart
  • Fine Heriz Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 29096-

    Fine Heriz Rug

    Sale! $35,820.00 $19,650.00

    Fine Heriz Rug hand made of natural wool and organic dyes

    11’8 x 14’10

    #29096Add to cart
  • Antique Kerman Ravar | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center |

    Antique Kerman Ravar

    Sale! $58,000.00 $29,000.00

    Our beautiful collections of Ravar Kerman rugs are known as rare and prestigious. The town of Ravar is a village 80 miles north of Kerman; it’s reputation is known for producing the finest rugs in it’s region. Surrounding towns have since then adapted the elegant motifs and floral styles complete with impeccable weaving techniques and designs. Adopt one of these lovely eye catching art pieces as your own and enjoy it’s delicate floral motif on a rare full pile all with natural and vibrant personality for years to come. 

    9’7×16’7

    #33249Add to cart
  • Vintage Sultanabad | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 33237

    Vintage Sultanabad

    Sale! $39,700.00 $19,850.00

    This Vintage Sultanabad is hand woven with natural fibers. These Jewel red and blue tones are elegant and tasteful. This is the rug if you are looking for regal yet natural designs.

    8’8×11’10

    #33237Add to cart
  • Fine Heriz Ziegler & Co Rugs and more oriental carpet 33212-

    Fine Heriz Ziegler & Co

    Sale! $41,000.00 $20,500.00

    Fine Heriz Ziegler & Co hand made of natural wool and organic dyes

    10 x 13’8

    #33212Add to cart
  • Mahi Tabriz Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 33208-

    Mahi Tabriz Rug

    Sale! $115,600.00 $57,800.00

    Mahi Tabriz Rug hand made of natural wool and organic dyes

    12×18

    #33208Add to cart
  • Antique Persian Afshar

    Antique Persian Afshar handmade of natural wool and organic dyes.

    3’4 x 3’9

    #33190Read more
  • Antique TAntique Turkish Sumak | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Design Antique Turkish Sumak | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Design Center Sumak | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Design Center 33181 .

    Antique Turkish Sumak

    This Antique Turkish Sumak is woven by skillful weavers in Turkey with 100% wool and natural dyes.

    1’6×6’2

    #33181Read more
  • Fine Malayer Rug

    Fine Malayer Rug

    Sale! $13,800.00 $6,900.00

    Fine Malayer Rug hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

    4’6 x 6’5

    #33171Add to cart
  • Antique Qashqai Kelim | Rugs & More| Santa Barbara Design Center 33105 . 2

    Antique Qashqai Kelim

    Sale! $6,590.00 $3,950.00

    This Antique Qashqai Kelim rug is full of history, it’s unusual sense of spontaneity and aliveness is a direct historical re-telling of it’s creators lives.

    5×8’10

    #33015Add to cart
  • Fine Silk Persian Qum Rugs and more oriental carpet 33080-

    Fine Silk Persian Qum

    Sale! $39,200.00 $19,600.00

    This fine silk persian Qum is hand made of natural wool and silk. As well as organic dyes made from different spices and plants.

    4’8 x 7

    #33080Add to cart
  • Finest Sultanabad Runner Carpet | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Finest Sultanabad Runner Carpet

    Sale! $6,800.00 $3,380.00

    This elegant Fine Sultanabad runner carpet displays the ultimate balance between coloration and design. The light dyes of the wool lures a warmth and it’s splaying floral designs beckon to the nature lovers.

    3’1×9’11

     

    #44276Add to cart
  • Antique West Persian Kurdish Rug | Santa Barbara Design Center | Rugs and More 27815

    Antique West Persian Kurdish Rug

    Sale! $12,840.00 $6,420.00

    Antique West Persian Kurdish Rug is woven with intricate designs that are considered highly designed pieces that are prized amongst collectors and enthusiasts.  These deep reads and fine details are made with natural dyes and hand woven wool.

    3’6×12

    #27815Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz Runner Carpet Rugs and More 27818

    Antique Heriz Runner Carpet

    Sale! $13,520.00 $6,450.00

    This Antique Heriz is in mint condition. 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

    3’8×13’8

    #27818Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center |

    Antique Heriz

    Sale! $13,250.00 $6,740.00

    This Antique Heriz is in mint condition. 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

    3’9×10’2

    #28613Add to cart
  • Unique Sultanabad Rug  | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center |

    Unique Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $38,000.00 $19,000.00

    Here at Rugs and More, we are known for the extensive collection of Persian Carpets and oriental rugs. We have multitude of choices from refined antiques to tasteful timeless looks for any  home. This Antique Sultanabad is an amazing piece of work with it’s original unique designs and soft rare color palate. Even the size is different from most in nature. This tells us that this rug must have been a custom creation.

    5’6×8’11

     

    #33042Add to cart
  • Finest Ziegler & Co. Farahan | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design 29458

    Finest Ziegler & Co. Farahan

    Sale! $20,938.00 $10,469.00

    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.

    2’10×13’7

    #29458Add to cart
  • Antique Bakhshayesh Runner rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 44249

    Antique Bakhshayesh Runner Rug

    Sale! $4,800.00 $2,400.00

    Antique Bakhshayesh Runner Rug from the northwest tribal nomads. Bakhshayesh rugs are considered among the finest examples of larger rugs from the region. Like Persian classical carpets, these carpets feature bold, geometric designs

    2’0x9’6

     

    #44249Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32962 .jpg

    Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $45,000.00 $22,500.00

    This Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug is rare and sought after. These intricate designs and colors are what makes these the most desired rugs in the market today. Hand woven with natural dyes, this rug will last you a lifetime.

    10’2×14’11

    #32962Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32963 8

    Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $73,800.00 $36,900.00

    In 1883 Ziegler & Company established itself as the first to master Ziegler & Co. 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. This Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug is rare and sought after. These intricate designs and colors are what makes these the most desired rugs in the market today. Hand woven with natural dyes, this rug will last you a lifetime.

    11’9×17

    #32963Add to cart
  • Antique West Persian Kurdish Rug | Santa Barbara Design Center | Rugs and More

    Antique West Persian Kurdish Rug

    Sale! $12,840.00 $6,420.00

    Antique West Persian Kurdish Rug is woven with intricate designs that are considered highly designed pieces that are prized amongst collectors and enthusiasts.  These deep reads and fine details are made with natural dyes and hand woven wool.

    3’3×10’10

    #35599Add to cart
  • Antique Kurdish Kilim | Rugs & More| Santa Barbara Design Center

    Antique Kurdish Kilim

    Sale! $24,150.00 $12,075.00

    The art of rug making is the nomad’s primary means of creative expression. Making these Kilims are a valuable method teaching the young of the symbolic language of patterns and color which comprise the cultural heritage of the Northwest Kurdish people.

    4’1×8’9

    #32945Add to cart
  • Farahan Runner rugs and carpets that were produced in the Arak region of west central Iran, are remarkable for their design.

    Farahan Runner

    Sale! $4,460.00 $2,229.00

    This beautiful Farahan runner is a colorful way to brighten up your hallway. It’s perfect size of 2×10 will allow for many uses. Farahan carpets were originally produced in the Arak region of west central Iran. They always have remarkable designs and colors that blend easily into your decor.

    2’7×9’10

    #43967Add to cart

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