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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  • 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

    #33080
  • 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

     

    #44276
  • 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

    #27815
  • 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

    #27818
  • 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

    #28613
  • 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

     

    #33042
  • 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

    #29458
  • 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

     

    #44249
  • 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.

    10’2×1411

    #32962
  • 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

    #32963
  • 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

    #35599
  • 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

    #32945
  • 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

    #43967
  • Turkish Oushak Runner | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Turkish Oushak Runner

    Sale! $1,550.00 $775.00

    This rare colored  Turkish Oushak Runner originated from the Anatolian Mountains. Antique Turkish Oushaks were designed with intricate patterns and soft dazzling wool that changes color with the lighting. These salmon and green colors are a unique find when it comes to Turkish design.

    1’9×9’4

    #44268
  • Oushak Runner | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets| Santa Barbara Design 44262 2

    Oushak Runner

    Sale! $3,976.00 $1,988.00

    In the 15thCentury, beautiful colorful Oushak carpets decorated Ottoman palaces. They were known for their intricate patterns and colors which has been preserved till today. The Oushak region still produces carpets and supplies them worldwide to decorators and designers. Overdying these carpets is a modern technique that changes the whole idea of oriental carpets and makes them stand out among your decor.

    2’11×9’2

     

     

    #44262
  • haji-jalili Tabriz Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 32927-

    Haji-jalili Tabriz Rug

    Sale! $95,600.00 $47,800.00

    Jaji-jalili Tabriz Rug hand made of natural wool and dyes.

    10’1 x 18’8

    #32927
  • Antique Manchester Kashan Rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Antique Manchester Kashan Rug

    Sale! $139,000.00 $69,500.00

    This Manchester Kashan Rug is astonishingly luxurious, hand made with merino wool. These designs create an powerful impression on whoever views it. The eye is drawn by it’s exceptionally fine designs and composition. The soft wool is rich and inviting and is perfect for your living room or dining room.  With the softest wool woven in central Persia. Ca. 1880. Featuring deep reds and blues.

    11×18

    #44747
  • Antique Persian Bijar Mostufi Design | Santa Barbara Design Center | Rugs and More

    Antique Persian Bijar Mostufi Design

    This Antique Persian Bijar Mostufi Design rug was produced in Northwest Iran. These rare colors and shapes show the world how fine artistic design is important to the culture of the city of Bijar.  These saturated natural dyes are unique due to their blue and green hues and the Mostufi swirling patterns are impeccably integrated into the reef like shapes throughout this carpet.

    14×10

    #32926
  • kashan Kurk | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Antique Kashan Kurk

    The rich deep ruby coloring of this antique Kashan Kurk will captivate and grace your living room. Most likely this rug was commissioned as a gift with it’s resplendent designs that are woven with such detail that it catches attention and sparks conversation.

    14×10’3

     

    #32925
  • Persian Gabbeh Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Persian Gabbeh Rug

    Sale! $19,700.00 $9,850.00

    Finest persian gabbeh handmade of natural wool and organic dyes. Featuring vibrant reds and blues.

    7’10 x 10

    #32921
  • finest isphahan rugs and more oriental carpet 32920-

    Finest Isphahan Rug

    Sale! $57,000.00 $28,500.00

    Finest Isphahan Rug handmade of natural wool and organic dyes. Perfect for any home.

    Size: 10’1 x 14’4

    #32920
  • Persian Nian Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 32909-

    Persian Nian Rug

    Sale! $4,900.00 $2,450.00

    Fine Persian Nian Rug hand made from natural wool and organic home made dyes.

    3’2 x 5’4

    #32909
  • North East Antique Persian Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 32907-

    North East Antique Persian Rug

    North East Antique Persian Rug

    9’8 x 13

    Fine North East Antique Persian Rug hand made of natural wool and dyes.

    #32907
  • Herati Indo Rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center | Oriental carpets

    Herati Indo Rug

    Sale! $18,898.00 $9,449.00

    This fine Herati is distinguished by it’s all over pattern type. Instead of being traced  from a specific region, these dazzling rugs are placed by their rare, flawless, and unique patterns. These motifs are based off of well-known Turkish – Mongolian designs from the late 15thC. Due to the fineness of wool composition, these carpets are very durable and will last for years to come. The detailed designs have been famous in the carpet market for ages as ther Persian rugs view the Herati’s designs as an inspiration.

    8’2×11’5

     

    #32916
  • Zielger & Co Oushak | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32835

    Zielger & Co Oushak

    Sale! $17,930.00 $8,965.00

    Zielger & Co Oushak rugs are made using less complicated methods, they are extremely decorative in nature. During the original production eras, Oushak carpets were often woven after patterns by muralists and miniaturists. These carpets were found in places like the Ottoman palace, mosques, mansions and export. One of the most popular Persian carpets to be developed in that time was the Ushak Medallion. These masterpieces continued to develop until the end of the 18thcentury.

    8×10

    #32835
  • Zielger & Co Oushak | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32834

    Zielger & Co Oushak

    Sale! $17,190.00 $8,595.00

    Zielger & Co Oushak rugs are made using less complicated methods, they are extremely decorative in nature. During the original production eras, Oushak carpets were often woven after patterns by muralists and miniaturists. These carpets were found in places like the Ottoman palace, mosques, mansions and export. One of the most popular Persian carpets to be developed in that time was the Ushak Medallion. These masterpieces continued to develop until the end of the 18thcentury.

    7’10×10

    #32834
  • Fine Tabriz   | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Fine Tabriz

    In this Authentic Persian Fine Tabriz the mundane becomes the mysterious: flowers and geometric figures are imbued with deep symbolism, and colors and shape carry deep meaning. These images are of a Persian water garden in a garden of paradise.

    8×10

    #32833
  • Royal Kashan | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32829

    Royal Kashan

    Sale! $47,600.00 $23,800.00

    Royal 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. 

    7’8×11’2

     

    #32829
  • Persian Mood Carpet | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32816

    Persian Mood Carpet 

    Sale! $5,550.00 $2,750.00

    in this Authentic Persian Mood Carpet , the mundane becomes the mysterious: flowers and geometric figures are imbued with deep symbolism, and colors and shape carry deep meaning. These images are of a Persian water garden in a garden of paradise.

    3’3×5’5

    #32816
  • Persian Sultanabad | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center | 9

    Persian Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $73,780.00 $36,890.00

    The Persian Sultanabad rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century.  In 1883 Ziegler & Company established itself as the first to master 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.

    10’1×10’1

    #32820

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