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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  • Baluchi Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $3,780.00 $1,890.00

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Baluchi Rug– Within the antique Oriental rugs milieu familiar to collectors and rug enthusiasts, no single group of rugs has had a more checkered or contested career than Baluch rugs and carpets, woven by tribes people in eastern Persia and western Afghanistan.

    2’4 x 4’6

    #34631Add to cart
  • Antique Baluchi Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $2,900.00 $1,450.00

    Antique Baluchi Rugs – Antique Baluch rugs are a unique phenomenon in the world of antique Oriental rugs. Rather than originating from one specific, easily identified region, Baluch rugs are actually expressive of an extraordinarily wide range of styles.

    3’1 x 5’8

    #34626Add to cart
  • Antique Qashqai Shiraz

    Antique Qashqai Shiraz

    Sale! $17,300.00 $8,650.00

    Antique Qashqai Shiraz hand made from natural wool. Featuring unique design.

    5’2 x 7’7

    #34620Add to cart
  • Khotan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -1

    Antique Khotan Rug

    Sale! $19,500.00 $9,750.00

    Khotan Rugs were produced in the city of Khotan which is Located in Eastern Turkestan. Khotan produced fine rugs in the 18th and 19th centuries. Catering to a wide variety of tastes Khotan rugs straddle Chinese and western Oriental elements in their design. The palette of colors range from the more soft and decorative to more bold and rich.

    4×6

    #34617Add to cart
  • Antique Malayer Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Malayer Rug

    Sale! $21,300.00 $10,650.00

    Antique Malayer Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    5’5 x 7

    #34613Add to cart
  • Antique Shahsavan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Shahsavan Rug

    Sale! $59,700.00 $29,850.00

    Antique Shahsavan Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    4’8 x 9’8

    #34612Add to cart
  • Antique Afshar Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Afshar Rug

    Sale! $57,500.00 $28,750.00

    Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    6’3 x 11

    #34609Add to cart
  • Kurdish rug Rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Kurdish Rug

    Sale! $23,400.00 $11,700.00

    Kurdish rugs are as diverse as the ethnic weavers who created them. The presence of Kurdish weavers in the northwestern area of Persia and the Iranian Kurdistan region has led to some stylistic overlap. Antique Kurdish rugs are one of the few under-recognized rug types to emerge in the past 30 years.

    4 x 10

    #34607Add to cart
  • Antique Soumak Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Soumak Rug

    Sale! $9,750.00 $4,875.00

    Antique Soumak Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    3’6 x 5’9

    #34605Add to cart
  • Baluchi rug santa barbara design center -1

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $7,840.00 $3,920.00

    Baluchi Rugs– Within the antique Oriental rugs milieu familiar to collectors and rug enthusiasts, no single group of rugs has had a more checkered or contested career than Baluch rugs and carpets, woven by tribes people in eastern Persia and western Afghanistan.

    3 x 5

    #34600Add to cart
  • Malayer Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Malayer Rug

    Sale! $8,450.00 $4,225.00

    Malayer Rugs – Antique rugs from the Malayer region embody an angular northwestern style that is best defined by its diversity in style and color. Malayer is a city and an eponymous county located within the province of Hamadan. It is located between Arak and the city of Hamadan.

    4’4 x 6’5

    #34597Add to cart
  • Antique Sarab Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Sarab Rug

    Sale! $33,500.00 $16,750.00

    Antique Sarab Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    6×10’3

    #34590Add to cart
  • Antique Qashqai Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Qashqai Rug

    Sale! $9,750.00 $4,875.00

    Antique Qashqai rugs will typically feature dark reds, saffron golds, and rich blues. These jewel tone rug colors were available to the ancient tribes with vegetable-based dyes, and today they are still often incorporated into the design despite the availability of a wider range of dyes. This is both a tribute to their past and a sign that Qashqai weavers refuse to sacrifice quality for easy-to-use synthetic dyes.

    5’6 x 8’4

    #34589Add to cart
  • Antique Baluchi Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $6,930.00 $3,965.00

    Baluch Rugs – Antique Baluch rugs are a unique phenomenon in the world of antique Oriental rugs. Rather than originating from one specific, easily identified region, Baluch rugs are actually expressive of an extraordinarily wide range of styles.

    4×3

    #34585Add to cart
  • Antique Baluchi Rug rugs and more oriental carpet-1

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $5,960.00 $2,980.00

    Baluch Rugs – Antique Baluch rugs are a unique phenomenon in the world of antique Oriental rugs. Rather than originating from one specific, easily identified region, Baluch rugs are actually expressive of an extraordinarily wide range of styles.

    2’9 x 4’9

    #34584Add to cart
  • Antique Khamseh Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Khamseh Rug

    Sale! $10,640.00 $5,320.00

    Antique Khamseh Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes. Featuring unique pattern.

    4 x 5’8

    #34583Add to cart
  • antique bakhtiari rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Bakhtiari Rug

    Sale! $17,300.00 $8,650.00

    The wool quality and rich color of the Bakhtiari rug is also notable, whether they utilize an urban or more tribal design idiom. Some antique Bakhtiari rugs feature especially vibrant and expressive urban Persian rug designs, steeped in classical beauty and resplendent with traditional, classical design elements.

    4 x 5’5

    #34580Add to cart
  • Antique Qashqai Kelim rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Qashqai Kelim

    Sale! $15,300.00 $7,650.00

    Antique Qashqai Kelim featuring unique patterns. Hand made from natural wool and dyes.

    4’8 x 9’5

    #34578Add to cart
  • Antique Baluchi Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $15,990.00 $7,995.00

    Baluch Rugs – Antique Baluch rugs are a unique phenomenon in the world of antique Oriental rugs. Rather than originating from one specific, easily identified region, Baluch rugs are actually expressive of an extraordinarily wide range of styles

    3’7 x 9’7

    #34572Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 34567-

    Antique Heriz Rug

    Sale! $15,980.00 $7,990.00

    Heriz carpets are mostly distinguished by their rectilinear designs, a departure from the traditional arabesques and scrolls typical of Persian manufactory.

    4’7 x 6’7

    #34567Add to cart
  • Antique Turkish Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Turkish Rug

    Sale! $8,950.00 $4,350.00

    Turkish rugs (also referred to as Anatolian rugs) are, arguably, the rugs that started it all. These carpets were among the first wave of Oriental antique carpets to be exported into Europe. The vintage Turkish rugs were prized commodities and artistically influential pieces.

    3’7 x 6’7

    #34566Add to cart
  • Antique Isphahan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Isphahan Rug

    Sale! $13,750.00 $6,875.00

    Isfahan emerged as the new, more centrally located capital of the Safavid dynasty, and it soon became a flourishing center of classical Persian art and culture supported directly by the patronage of the Safavid monarchs.

    4’6 x 6’7

    #34564Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz rugs and more oriental carpet 34562-

    Antique Heriz Runner

    Sale! $13,080.00 $6,540.00

    Antique Heriz carpets are mostly distinguished by their rectilinear designs, a departure from the traditional arabesques and scrolls typical of Persian manufactory.

    3’3 x 15

    #34562Add to cart
  • Antique Kerman Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -1

    Antique Kerman Rug

    Sale! $35,000.00 $17,500.00

    Kerman Rugs – Since the seventeenth century, Kerman has been one of the major weaving centers where some of the finest high-quality Persian carpets were woven. The so-called Vase Carpets of the Safavid period are among the greatest masterpieces of Persian weaving.

    4’4 x 6’5

    #34559Add to cart
  • Antique Isphahan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet-

    Antique Isphahan Rug

    Sale! $2,650.00 $1,325.00

    Isfahan Rugs – In the seventeenth century Isfahan emerged as the new, more centrally located capital of the Safavid dynasty, and it soon became a flourishing center of classical Persian art and culture supported directly by the patronage of the Safavid monarchs.

    The carpets produced in Isfahan at this time entirely reflected this Golden Age of Safavid luxury and refinement, favoring as they did centralized medallion compositions filled with lush arabesque ornament produced with the greatest intricacy and precision.

    2’5 x 3’7

    #34555Add to cart
  • Antique Khamseh Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Khamseh Rug

    Sale! $19,750.00 $9,875.00

    Khamseh rugs are woven by several tribes in the Khamseh Confederacy inhabiting the Fars province in the souhtwestern part of Iran.

    3’9 x 5

    #34552Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Heriz Rug

    Sale! $9,700.00 $4,850.00

    Antique Heriz features vibrant colors and unique design.

    The village of Heriz is located just east of Tabriz in the Persian occupied part of Azerbaijan. Heriz carpets are mostly distinguished by their rectilinear designs, a departure from the traditional arabesques and scrolls typical of Persian manufactory.

    4’5 x 11’2

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  • Antique Isphahan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Isphahan Rug

    Sale! $29,700.00 $14,850.00

    The carpets produced in Isphahan at this time entirely reflected this Golden Age of Safavid luxury and refinement, favoring as they did centralized medallion compositions filled with lush arabesque ornament produced with the greatest intricacy and precision.

    4’7 x 7’3

    #34548Add to cart
  • Antique Baluch rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $6,500.00 $3,250.00

    Antique Baluch rugs are a unique phenomenon in the world of antique Oriental rugs. Rather than originating from one specific, easily identified region, Baluch rugs are actually expressive of an extraordinarily wide range of styles.

    2’5 x 3’6

    #34547Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz rugs and more oriental carpet 34546-

    Antique Heriz

    Sale! $21,700.00 $10,850.00

    Antique Heriz : The village of Heriz is located just east of Tabriz in the Persian occupied part of Azerbaijan. Heriz carpets are mostly distinguished by their rectilinear designs, a departure from the traditional arabesques and scrolls typical of Persian manufactory.

    4’8 x 6’2

    #34546Add to cart

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