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 Tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Tabriz

    Sale! $49,000.00 $24,500.00

    Antique Tabriz rugs are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design. But they cannot be distinguished by any particular pattern or by their coloration.

    9’4 x 15’10

    #34863Add to cart
  • antique kashan rugs and more oriental carpet 34861-

    Antique Kashan

    Sale! $39,400.00 $19,700.00

    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, and ivory

    9’4 x 13’6

    #34861Add to cart
  • antique tabriz rugs and more oriental carpet -34860-

    Antique Tabriz

    Sale! $39,600.00 $19,800.00

    Antique Tabriz rugs are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design. But they cannot be distinguished by any particular pattern or by their coloration.

    8’10 x 12’1

    #34860Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz Rug

    Antique Heriz Rug

    Sale! $35,300.00 $17,650.00

    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.

    7’5 x 10’6

    #34727Add to cart
  • Vintage Tabriz Rugs and more oriental carpet-

    Vintage Tabriz

    Sale! $15,700.00 $7,850.00

    Antique Tabriz rugs are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design. But they cannot be distinguished by any particular pattern or by their coloration.

    6’7 x 10

    #34736Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz Rust rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Heriz Rust

    Sale! $39,750.00 $19,875.00

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

    8×11

    #34725Add to cart
  • Antique Sarouk Red

    Antique Sarouk Red

    Sale! $7,750.00 $3,875.00

    Antique Sarouk Red hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    5×8

    #34724Add to cart
  • Vintage Sarouk Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Vintage Sarouk Rug

    Sale! $15,800.00 $7,900.00

    Vintage Sarouk Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    7 x 10

    #34735Add to cart
  • Vintage Moud Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Vintage Moud Rug

    Sale! $15,700.00 $7,850.00

    Vintage Moud Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    6’8 x 10

    #34734Add to cart
  • Vintage Senneh Rug

    Vintage Senneh Rug

    Sale! $7,750.00 $3,875.00

    Antique Persian Senneh rugs are best known for scatter-sizes that make excellent decorative accent rugs, but they come as decorativein room-sized carpets as well. Certain of the more robust, tribal-looking antique Senneh rugs were probably woven by Kurds.

    4’4 x 5’2

    #34732Add to cart
  • Qashqai Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Qashqai Rug

    Sale! $9,750.00 $4,875.00

    Antique Persian Qashqai rugs (sometimes spelled Ghashghai, Kashgai, or other variations) are beautiful and intricate,  Tribal pile rugs. They get their name from Persian nomadic tribes that have lived in what is now southwest Iran for centuries. The Qashqai people lived in central Asia and the Caucasus region for many centuries before moving to their current home region

    4’3 x 7

    #34733Add to cart
  • Antique Dragon Heriz rugs and more oriental carpet-

    Antique Dragon Heriz

    Sale! $33,040.00 $16,520.00

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

    7×10

    #34742Add to cart
  • Vintage Kashan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Vintage Kashan Rug

    Sale! $17,300.00 $8,650.00

    Vintage Kashan Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes featuring unique design.

    8’2 x 11’5

    #34739Add to cart
  • Antique Afshar Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Afshar Rug

    Sale! $7,950.00 $3,975.00

    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. The design and colors used in Afshar rugs are reflective of the influences from outside regions making these highly stylized and unique rugs.

    5’2 x 6’5

    #34728Add to cart
  • Vintage Kashan rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Vintage Kashan

    Sale! $13,975.00 $6,985.00

    Vintage Kashan hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    6’4 x 9’9

    #34740Add to cart
  • Vintage Kashan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Vintage Kashan Rug

    Sale! $16,900.00 $8,450.00

    Vintage Kashan Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes featuring unique design.

    8’x 11′

    #34737Add to cart
  • Antique Armani Bakhtiari rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Armani Bakhtiari

    Sale! $33,500.00 $16,750.00

    Antique Persian Bakhtiari rugs are among the more intriguing and distinct styles of antique Persian rugs, boasting a fascinating historical heritage and expressing a unique aesthetic ideal. Bakhtiari rugs and carpets are one of the few types and styles of antique rugs that encompasses nomadic tribal as well as urban antique Persian rug design

    7’4 x 9’6

    #34730Add to cart
  • Vintage Afshar Rug Rugs and more oriental Carpet -

    Vintage Afshar Rug

    Sale! $7,750.00 $2,875.00

    Vintage 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. The design and colors used in Afshar rugs are reflective of the influences from outside regions making these highly stylized and unique rugs.

    5’2 x 6’8

    #34729Add to cart
  • Qashqai Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Qashqai Rug

    Sale! $11,560.00 $5,780.00

    Qashqai Rug

    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.

    5 x 7’7

    #34720Add to cart
  • Antique rugs from the Malayer region constitute an important and distinctive group of Persian weavings. Technically they stand between those made in nearby Senneh and Hamadan. 4'5 x 6'9

    Antique Malayer

    Antique rugs from the Malayer region constitute an important and distinctive group of Persian weavings. Technically they stand between those made in nearby Senneh and Hamadan.

    4’5 x 6’9

    #34712Read more
  • Antique Shahsavan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Shahsavan Rug

    Antique Shahsavan hand made with natural wool and organic dyes

    3’8 x 9’10

    #34713Read more
  • Antique Bijar rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Bijar

    Bidjar rugs, produced in Northwest Iran are among the finest of Persian rugs by virtue of their design and technique. They cannot be identified readily by their patterns, for their repertoire is quite rich and varied.

    3’7 x 4’7

    #34716Read more
  • Hamedan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Hamedan Rug

    Sale! $790.00 $395.00

    Hamedan Rug featuring unique design and colors. woven from natural wool.

    2×3

    #34676Add to cart
  • Antique Baluchi Balisht rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Baluchi Balisht

    Sale! $8,500.00 $4,250.00

    Antique Baluchi Balisht hand made featuring unique design and pattern.

    1’6 x 2’3

    #34687Add to cart
  • Antique Qashqai rug

    Antique Qashgai Rug

    Sale! $11,750.00 $5,875.00

    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.

    3’8 x 5’2

    #34653Add to cart
  • Antique Hamedan Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Hamedan Rug

    Sale! $6,500.00 $3,250.00

    Antique Hamedan Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    4’5 x 6’4

    #34650Add to cart
  • Antique Baluchi Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -1

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $12,700.00 $6,350.00

    Antique Baluchi Rug

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

    3 x 5’6

    #34647Add to cart
  • Antique Khamseh Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Khamseh Rug

    Sale! $15,340.00 $7,670.00

    Antique Khamseh Rug hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    5 x 6’2

    #34646Add to cart
  • Antique Soumak Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Soumak Rug

    Sale! $5,500.00 $2,750.00

    Antique Soumak Rug

    Soumak rugs (also spelled Sumak) – This construction technique produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable. Unlike kilims, Soumak rugs are not reversible because non-clipped yarns are left on the back. However, they are also stronger than kilims.

    5 x 6’3

    #34642Add to cart
  • Baluch Rug rugs and more oriental carpet -

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Sale! $7,300.00 $3,650.00

    Antique Baluchi Rug

    Baluch 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 4’4

    #34641Add to cart

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