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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  • Finest Serapi Rug 28543

    Sale! $44,900.00 $22,450.00

    9’4×12

    Serapi Heriz antique rugs, which are attributed to the village of Serab, are considered to be some of the finest examples from this region.

    #28543
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  • Vintage Persian Senneh | Rugs & More | Oriental CarpetsCarpets

    Vintage Persian Senneh

    Sale! $4,740.00 $2,370.00

    This Vintage Persian Senneh is prized for it’s particularly unique weave. These rugs are found with an attractive all over pattern of smaller shapes woven to be precise and crisp.  Paired with bright yet soft colors, these elements come together to create a perfect accent rug. The most valuable Sennehs are found to date back to the mid 1800’s; which can be described as the golden age of oriental carpet production. Antique Senneh carpets are tastefully hued and attractively composed artifacts of an era that is known for unmatchable quality and craftsmanship that is highly sought after today.

    3’1×4’11

    #32487
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  • Heriz Rug Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Design Center 32486

    Heriz Rug

    Sale! $12,858.00 $6,429.00

    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.

    7’1×8’8

    #32486
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  • Persian Tabriz Runner Design Santa Barbara Design Center | Rugs and More | Oriental Carpets 32484

    Persian Tabriz Runner

    Sale! $5,900.00 $2,950.00

    Persian Tabriz runner rugs have been long sought after by collectors. They are one of the finest groups of Persian rugs to have been produced.  The Tabriz are among the most beautiful and most desirable of antique Persian rugs. The fine execution of design, careful rendering of pattern and balanced use of color define the typical Tabriz work.

    9’10×13’3

    #32484
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  • Fine Khotan | Rugs & More| Santa Barbara Design Center

    Fine Khotan

    Sale! $13,800.00 $6,900.00

    The vast majority of the rugs which were woven in the city of Khotan have a style that is highly sought after by collectors.

    6’3×12’2

     

     

    #27794
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  • Antique Sarouk runner | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets

    Antique Sarouk Runner

    Sale! $34,000.00 $17,000.00

    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.

    6’2×11’9

    #32361
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  • Antique Khotan Rug | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets

    Antique Khotan

    Sale! $33,600.00 $16,800.00

    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.

    6’11×13’2

    #32366
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  • Antique Khotan Rug | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets

    Antique Khotan Rug

    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.

    5’2×12

    #32360
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  • Vintage West Persian Village Runner

    Vintage West Persian Village Runner

    Sale! $24,800.00 $12,400.00

    This amazing Vintage West Persian Village Runner is hand made of natural wool and vibrant organic dyes of deep reds. Featuring a continues length on 32.9. Perfect for any long hall way or stair cases.

    Size: 32’9 x 3

    #32354
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  • antique Gabbeh Karabagh | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets

    Fine Gabbeh Rug

    Gabbeh rugs are popular with the dwellers of the Zagros Mountains in Iran.These lovel geometrically inclined carpets are often found with sharp angled jewel shapes scattered among rough renditions of animals and botany. This fine 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.

    3’65’1

     

    #32348
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  • Antique Sarab | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets

    Antique Sarab

    Sale! $12,200.00 $6,800.00

    Look closely at this Antique Sarab: The beautiful and unique designs atop the camelhair colored background looks great with any kind of furniture. The pattern consists of repeating hexagons, sometimes interrupted by diamonds. See if you can find the lone horse silhouette hidden in the border.

    2’10×3’8

    #32351
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  • Antique Sarouk rugs & More Orential Carpets 27781

    Antique Sarouk

    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.

    6’2×11’9

    #27781
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  • Oushak rugs began just south of Istanbul, Turkey, named after the town: Oushak. The Oushak carpet is Persian-influenced unlike most Turkish rugs. The town of Oushak has produced Turkish rugs ever since the 15th century. 

    Antique Khotan

    This antique Khotan is an age-old center for international design. From the ornate borders and grand medallions to the stunning repeating patterns, each carpet from Khotan has a unique design and pattern that isn’t found anywhere else.

    6’6×12’2

     

    #32306
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  • Antique Bakhtiari Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Antique Bakhtiari

    Sale! $9,798.00 $4,899.00

    The natives of Bakhtiari are famed for their splendid and bright jewel-toned Antique Bakhtiari rugs. This rug was hand crafted with precise designs and complementing colors that will create an irresistible atmosphere in your home.

    9’10×7’5

    #32292
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  • Antique Bakhtiari

    Sale! $9,798.00 $4,899.00

    The natives of Bakhtiari are famed for their splendid and bright jewel-toned Antique Bakhtiari rugs. This rug was hand crafted with precise designs and complementing colors that will create an irresistible atmosphere in your home.

    9’10×7’5

    #32263
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  • Antique Senneh Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Antique Kurdish Bijar

    Sale! $5,700.00 $2,850.00

    Antique Kurdish Bijar Senneh rugs are prized among collectors for their distinctive weave, which leaves a very lush pile and the ability for intricate design above and beyond other styles of rugs.  This Senneh is a fantastic example, with a visually stunning medallion and classic repeating Herati design.

    4’4″ x 6’4″

    #32262
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  • Mexican Serapi Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Mexican Saltillo Serapi

    Sale! $3,390.00 $1,695.00

    Mexican Saltillo Serapi featuring multi colors of reds, yellows,pinks greens, ect. Unique Diamond in the center. Hand made of natural wool

    4’5×7’8

    #32260
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  • Mexican Saltillo Serapi

    Sale! $3,390.00 $1,695.00

    Mexican Saltillo Serapi featuring multi colors of reds, yellows, pinks greens, ect. Unique Diamond in the center. Hand made of natural wool

    4’3 x 7

    #27879
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  • Pakistani Kashan  Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32201

    Pakistani Kashan

    Sale! $12,382.00 $6,191.00

    Notice the gracefully rendered floral patterns that are crafted on this Pakistani Kashan with crystal clear perfection and soft artistic handling. This carpet art will be a stunning showpiece in a graceful interior for many years to come.

    7’10×11’12

    #32201
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  • Fine Tabriz Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32190

    Fine Serapi

    Sale! $31,600.00 $15,800.00

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

    8’3×8’5

    #32190
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  • Fine heriz Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32191

    Fine Heriz

    Sale! $15,700.00 $7,850.00

    Rare Antique Heriz Rug 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. 

    7’9×9’9

    #32191
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  • Antique Khotan Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Khotan

    Sale! $29,600.00 $14,800.00

    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.

    6×12’8

    #32189
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  • Mamluk Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Mamluk Antique

    Sale! $6,598.00 $3,299.00

    The era of the Mamluk is sometimes referred to as a renaissance of Islamic arts. Mamluk rugs are particularly resplendent. These carpets can be described as having quality and are evocative works of art.

    4’9×7’7

    #32179
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  • Khotan Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32174

    Khotan

    This beautifully woven antique Khotan rug showcases an elegantly symetrical design. These patterns are simultaneously displayed with asymmetrical colors, resulting in a breathtaking display of creativity in the traditionally represented motifs.

    5’3×8’9

    #32174
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  • Antique Kashan Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 35879

    Antique Kashan

    $2,500.00

    Antique Kashan carpets are one of the most important of the  Persian carpets. these lovely art weavings are the direct descendants of the Golden Age of Persian Weaving in the 16th and early 17th centuries.

    9×10’6

    #35879
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  • Antique Khotan Rugs & More Oriental carpets 29507

    Antique Khotan

    Sale! $13,800.00 $6,900.00

    The vast majority of the antique rugs which were woven in the East Turkestan city of Khotan have a style that is quite unique.

    4’6×8’2

     

    #29507
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  • Antique Tabriz Rugs & More Oriental rugs

    Antique Tabriz

    Sale! $11,860.00 $5,930.00

    This antique Tabriz is eye catching with it’s unusual brass color. Hand woven and made of silk, this decorative carpet resonates with the palette of burnished brass, time-softened vines, and turmeric hues.

    6’5×8’8

    #32150
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  • Kurdish Kelim Rugs & More Oriental carpets 32117

    Antique Kurdish Kilim

    Sale! $16,198.00 $8,099.00

    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.

    5’2×9

    #32117
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  • Antique Khotan Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32118

    Antique Khotan

    Sale! $9,700.00 $4,850.00

    The vast majority of the antique rugs which were woven in the East Turkestan city of Khotan have a style that is quite unique.

    4’6×8’2

     

    #32118
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  • Antique Kerman Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 3113.

    Kerman Antique

    Sale! $7,900.00 $3,950.00

    This antique Kerman rug from Persia is a beautiful piece which is prized for it’s classical compositions and unmatched craftsmanship. Hand made with natural dyes.

    4’9×7’5

     

    #32113
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