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Types of Oriental Rugs

Oriental carpet Rugs & More provides the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new, antique, & oriental rugs.

Oriental Rugs

Rugs & More provides the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new, antique, & oriental rugs. For 3 generations, we have been the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and home decor. Voted best of Santa Barbara for 20 years!

ANY type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestry Rugs, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to Roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Here are a few types of oriental carpet styles from our collection:

Ziegler & Co

Ziegler & Co. Oushak is hand crafted with beautiful floral designs. The Ziegler’s overall aesthetic is one of diverse finesse and sophistication. Oushak Oriental Carpets are very important when it comes to the heritage of Turkish inhabitants. Each carpet from this era reflects the values of the time period in which they were woven. The weaving techniques, dyes used, and patterns incorporated all have their own time stamp attributed to them. These lighter colors will bring vibrancy and life to your home. These Ziegler and Co. Oushak carpets are rare and unique treasures that are sought after by collectors worldwide.

Tabriz Rugs

Antique Tabriz rugs and more
Antique Tabriz rugs and more

Antique Tabriz rugs are distinguished by the excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of antique Persian rug design. They cannot be distinguished by any particular pattern or by their coloration. The city of Tabriz, in northwest Iran / Persia , was the earliest capital of the Safavid dynasty, and it can claim to have been a center of carpet production longer than any other city in Iran. Consequently, it is not surprising that the carpets woven there have been able to preserve the highest technical standards and the most varied repertoire. Furthermore, Antique Tabriz rugs offer classical medallion designs and a host of allover patterns as well in every color imaginable, from brilliant rich tones to soft pastels. What sets them apart from other Persian rugs is their quality.

Gabbeh Rugs

Fine Ziegler & Co. Gabbeh Rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design
Fine Ziegler & Co. Gabbeh Rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design

Gabbehs are made of natural, handspun wool yarn and all the colors are created with natural plant dye. Gabbeh patterns are of a very basic kind with only a limited number of decorative, mostly rectangular objects resembling mainly animals.  Furthermore, In gabbeh usually bright colors, such as yellow and red, are used. Although large fields of solid color are used in gabbeh designs, the color is variegated (the color varies throughout the rug, with the appearance of differently colored zones).

Isfahan Rugs

Isfahan rugs are knotted on either silk or cotton foundations, with up to 1.000.000 Persian knots/sqm, using exceptionally good quality (referred to as kork wool in Iran) wool for the pile, which is normally clipped quite low. In the beginning of the renewal of Isfahan as the carpet center of high quality rugs, most rugs used traditional motifs inspired by the architectural motifs and tiles that decorated the historical buildings of this great city.

Heriz Rugs

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Heriz rugs are Persian rugs from the area of Heris, East Azerbaijan in northwest Iran, northeast of Tabriz. Such rugs are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan. Heriz carpets are durable and hard-wearing and they can last for generations. 19th century examples of such carpets are often found on sale by major auction houses in United States and Europe. Part of the reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper. Traces of copper in the drinking water of sheep produces high quality wool that is far more resilient than wool from other areas.

Qum Rugs

Oriental Qum rugs are made in the Qom Province of Iran, around 100 km south of Tehran. Although rug weaving in Qom was not a major industry until the past 100 years, the luxurious silk and wool rugs of Qom are known for their high quality and are regarded among the most expensive in the world. Persian Qum rugs are often considered as investment, because theirs value is constantly increasing.

Tree of life and medallion motifs feature heavily in rugs knotted in Qom. Shades are similar to most popular colors of Persian rugs – blue, red and ivory. Qom Rugs are typically smaller than other types of Persian rugs. They are often placed on walls.

Kashan Rugs

The Kashan rugs surfaced from one of the oldest cities, Kashan, Iran, that shares its namesake. The origin of the Kashan dates back to the 17th century though some experts believe that some of the Kashan’s designs draw back to the 16th century.

Sales of the Kashan across domestic and international markets began around the 19th century. As sales rose, Kashan rugs fell into the spotlight, becoming a regularly utilized piece across households and collections worldwide. They continue to sell extremely well and be considered as one of the finest Persian carpets.

A Kashan rugs’ foundations are usually cotton, though their older pieces are made from pure silk. The body frame is crafted with wool that sometimes has silk mixed within. The finished texture of Kashan rugs is normally tight, yet soft to the touch. In addition, a Kashan rug would utilize vegetable dyes to provide this unique texture, but newer incarnations utilize chemical dyes that don’t necessarily give it the same allure.

 

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