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 Kerman Ravar Rugs and More Oriental rugs 31818

    Antique Kerman Ravar

    Kerman Lavar rugs include detailed pictorials rendered in a style similar to the pictorial scenes produced in Qum and Isfahan.

    4’11×7’9

     

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  • Persian Tabriz Rugs and More Oriental Rug 31815 2

    Persian Tabriz

    Persian Tabriz is one of a kind piece that you wont see very much. featuring amazing design and detail with a silk and wool foundation.

    Size: 1’8 x 1’8

    #31815
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  • Antique Sarouk Farahan

    Antique Sarouk Farahan isamong the most luxurious classically derived, room-sized Persian carpets. Hand made of natural wool and dyes. The allover floral garden of paradise design customary on so-called Sarouk-Farahans is classically Persian, as is all the minor detail.

    Size: 1’8 x 2’2

    #31814
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  • Seirafia Isfahan Rugs and More Oriental rug 31813 1

    Seirafian Isfahan

    Seirafian Isfahan is practically exploding with color, its whimsical, bright pallet standing somewhat in juxtaposition with the classicality of the design

    Size: 2’3 x 3’7

    #31813
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  • Antique Kerman Khargoosh Rugs and more Oriental Carpet 31812

    Antique Kerman Khargoosh

     

    Antique Kerman Khargoosh is practically exploding with color, its whimsical, bright pallet standing somewhat in juxtaposition with the classicality of the design

    Size:1’9 x 2’3

    #31812
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  • Kurdish Jaf Rugs and More Oriental Rugs 31817

    Kurdish Jaf

    Kurdish Jaf refers to a tribe who speak the Jaf dialect of Jaffi, and are the largest Kurdish tribe in the Middle East. Jaf Kurdish rugs feature an intricate diamond lattice pattern

    size: 2 x 3’1

    #31817
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  • Antique Suzani Kerman Patte rugs and more oriental carpet 31789-

    Antique Suzani Kerman Patte

    Antique Suzani Kerman Patte rugs have been prized and widely sought after, and are widely considered to be among the finest, most masterfully-crafted

    Size: 3 x 3’7

    #31789
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  • Finest Silk Tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet 31792-

    Finest Silk Tabriz

    Finest Silk Tabriz is one of a kind piece that you wont see very much. featuring amazing design and detail with a silk and wool foundation.

    size: 1 x 1’6

    #31792
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  • Finest Silk Tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet 31791-

    Finest Silk Tabriz

    Finest Silk Tabriz is one of a kind piece that you wont see very much. featuring amazing design and detail with a silk and wool foundation.

    size: 2 x 1’6

    #31791
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  • Finest Silk Tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet collectables 31753-

    Finest Silk Tabriz

    Finest Silk Tabriz is one of a kind piece that you wont see very much. featuring amazing design and detail with a silk and wool foundation.

    size: 1 x 1’6

    #31753
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  • Antique Baluch Tribal Bagface rugs and more oriental carpet 31681-

    Antique Baluch Tribal Bagface

    Antique Baluch Tribal Bagface can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. As well as high quality workmanship.

    Size: 2 x 2’6

    #31681
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  • Mexican Serapi Silk Foundation rugs and more oriental carpet 31745-

    Mexican Serapi Silk Foundation

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

    4’3 x 7

    #31745
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  • Antique Afshar Mid Century rugs and more oriental carpet 31721-2

    Antique Afshar Mid Century

    Antique Afshar Mid Century and carpets are renown for their consistently high-quality of materials and craftsmanship, along with a unique aesthetic.

    size: 3’10 x 3’6

    #31721
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  • Bijar Wagireh Sampler Rug oriental carpet rugs and more -

    Bijar Wagireh Sampler Rug

    Bijar Wagireh Sampler Rug– The wagireh or sampler is perhaps the most enigmatic of carpets. Made as a template or pattern for the carpet design and production of larger rugs, they are generally small pieces the size of a scatter rug or mat.

    Size: 4’1 x 6’2

    #31720
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  • Sultanabad Ziegler & Co rugs and more oriental carpet 31718-

    Sultanabad Ziegler & Co

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

    Size: 8’6 x 9’2

    #31718
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  • Ziegler & Co. Sultanbad Santa Barbara Design Center & Rugs and more

    Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad

    Sale! $54,500.00 $26,400.00

    This unique Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad has a beautiful mixture of soft reds and pinks. Carpets from Sultanabad feature a diverse selection of colors that defy classification.

    10’4×13’10

    #28817
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  • Persian Isfahan

    Finest Persian Isfahan features designs consist of sublimely delicate patterns of arabesque tendrils, palmettes, and cloud-bands in rich magentas, blues, and saffron golds.

    9’10×13’3

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  • Tabriz Santa Barbar Design Center

    Persian Tabriz

    Tabriz rugs have been long sought after by rug collectors. They are not only one of the finest groups of Persian rugs to have been produced in Persia and they are extremely decorative as well.

    9’10×13’3

    #31704
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  • Balouch Rug Santa Barbara Design Center

    Balouch Rug

    This Belouch rug is an amazing combination of time and beauty. Typical of Belouch rugs, dark reds, browns or blue backgrounds often contrast with white, ivory, yellow or orange patterns.

    2’9×4’8

    #31689
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  • Anique Afshar Santa Barbara Design Center

    Anique Afshar

    Antique Afshar rugs and carpets are renown for their consistently high-quality of materials and craftsmanship, along with a unique aesthetic.

    4’3×5’6

    #31688
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  • Kerman Afshar Antique

    Kerman Afshar Antique

    Kerman Afshar Antique carpets often has a geometrical pattern with red, orange and the hard to achieve teal/green color. The Afshar carpet is considered one of the best examples of nomadic art among carpets, with their primitive and majestic beauty.

    4×5’8

    #31684
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  • Antique Qashqai Santa Barbara Design Center

    Antique Qashqai

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

    5’7×9’1

    #31683
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  • Antique Vintage Tabriz Sant Barbara Design Center

    Antique Vintage Tabriz

    Sale! $36,004.00 $18,002.00

    Antique Vintage Tabriz  are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique rug design.

    Size; 9’9 x 12’10

    #31669
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  • hamseh Rug Santa Barbara Design Center

    Antique Khamseh

    This Antique Khamseh is predominantly woven by weavers who speak Persian Azeri and Arabic. Khamseh rugs tend to be most like their Qashqai neighbors in construction.

    5’3 x 6’7

    #31636
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  • Sarouk Mohajerian rugs and more oriental carpet 31560-

    Sarouk Mohajerian

    Sale! $11,800.00 $5,900.00

    Sarouk Mohajerian rugs are among the most luxurious classically derived, room-sized Persian carpets. Hand made of natural wool and dyes. The allover floral garden of paradise design customary on so-called Sarouk-Farahans is classically Persian, as is all the minor detail.

    Size: 3’2 x 4’9

    #31560
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  • Antique Mohajeran Sarouk rugs and more oriental carpet 45241-

    Antique Mohajeran Sarouk

    Sale! $11,500.00 $5,590.00

    Antique Mohajeran Sarouk rugs are among the most luxurious classically derived, room-sized Persian carpets. Hand made of natural wool and dyes

    Size: 3’5 x 5

    #45241
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  • Fine Kashan rugs and more oriental carpet 45238-

    Fine Kashan

    Sale! $2,450.00 $1,250.00

    Fine 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

    Size: 3’1 x 5’3

    #45238
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  • Fine Kashan rugs and more oriental carpet 45240-

    Fine Kashan

    Sale! $2,250.00 $1,125.00

    Fine 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

    Size: 3 x 5

    #45240
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  • Fine Persian Hamedan santa barbara design center 45269-

    Fine Persian Hamedan

    Sale! $2,290.00 $1,150.00

    Fine persian Hamedan rug are a catch-all description of rugs from a broad area centering on Hamadan but extending into the surrounding provinces

    Size: 3’6 x 4’10

    #45269
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  • Akstafa Prayer rug rugs and more oriental carpet 31556-

    Akstafa Prayer rug

    Sale! $9,800.00 $4,900.00

    Akstafa Prayer rug are a type of Caucasian rug. They are woven with the Turkish knot and although they are similar to Shirvan rugs they are easily recognized

    Size: 3'2 x 4'6

    #31556
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