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 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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  • Their design is a great example of how simplicity is beautiful.

    Persian Gabbeh

    Sale! $6,500.00 $3,250.00

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

    4’10×6’5

    #30187
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  • Mayaler Oriental Rugs & More 27801

    Mayaler Oriental

    Sale! $5,296.00 $2,649.00

    Each Malayer Oriental carpet is distinct and beautiful due to weavers investing much time and thought into their creation. In Mayaler Rug production was almost exclusively smaller antique rugs in 19th and early 20th centuries.

    4’7×8’7

    #27801
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  • Persian Qashqai Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Persian Qashqai

    Sale! $10,900.00 $5,450.00

    These Oriental carpets are hand-knotted from fine wool, and are dyed using plants and minerals for natural-looking colors. The carpets are usually deep red and dark blue, with beige elements.

    10’10×6’4

    #32103
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  • Antique Persian Rugs & More Oriental carpets

    Antique Persian

    Sale! $28,400.00 $14,200.00

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

    10’3×13’7

    #32049
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  • Antique Persian Rugs & More Oriental carpets

    Antique Persian

    Sale! $30,200.00 $15,100.00

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

    10’4×14’1

    #32056
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  • Antique Persian Rugs & More Oriental carpets 32046

    Antique Persian

    Sale! $29,200.00 $14,600.00

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

    10’3×13’3

    #32046
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  • Antique Tabriz Persian Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32051

    Antique Tabriz Persian

    Sale! $21,760.00 $10,880.00

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

    8’7×12’6

    #32051
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  • Antique Tabriz Persian

    Sale! $23,400.00 $11,700.00

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

    9'5×13

    #32048
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  • Antique Persian Rugs & More Oriental carpets

    Antique Persian

    Sale! $33,600.00 $16,800.00

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

    9’5×16’6

    #32055
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  • Vintage Persian Rugs & More Oriental carpets 32053

    Antique Persian

    Sale! $32,800.00 $16,400.00

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

    16’2×9’8

    #32053
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  • Vintage Persian 32047 Rugs & More Oriental carpets

    Antique Persian

    Sale! $29,600.00 $14,800.00

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

    10’8×17’10

    #32047
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