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Persian Rugs Date Back 2500 Years

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For over 2500 years, Persian Rugs have been considered the elite premier treasures of the Oriental hand knotted rug genres. Only rugs made in Iran can qualify as Persian Rugs.

The Persian carpet stands out by the variety and elaborateness of its designs.

Persian rugs are woven by nomadic tribes in village and town workshops and represent thousands of years of tradition of each of the 26 provinces that constitute Iran. They reflect the  history of Iran, Persian culture and expressions of folklore and art by its various provinces. The carpets woven in the Safavid court manufactories of Isfahan during the sixteenth century are famous for their elaborate colors and artistical design, and are treasured in museums and private collections all over the world today. Their patterns and designs have set an artistic tradition for court manufactories which was kept alive during the entire duration of the Persian Empire up to the last royal dynasty of Iran.

Carpets woven in towns and provinces like Tabriz, Kerman, Ravar, Mashad, Kashan, Isahan, Nain, and Qom are characterized by their specific weaving techniques and use of high-quality materials, colours and patterns. 

Here is a Kashan Persian Rug with a Boteh Mother with Child pattern. Boteh meaning seed, and mother-child because the entire rug has large boteh/seed motifs (representing the mother), all accompanied by another smaller boteh/seed motif (representing the child)

Kashmar Persian Rug made in the province of Khorasan. Depicting many archiological remnants of Persepolis.

Tabriz with geometric patterns. Beautiful turquoise medalian. 10’x13′

Heriz Persian rug 8’x12′

Persian Sarouck 10×13

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