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Mesmerizing world of Persian Rug
For centuries Persian rugs have been appreciated for their fine craftsmanship and high quality. These beautiful and unique handmade Persian rugs can be found in numerous shapes and sizes depending on where and who manufactured them. There are rugs for all tastes, from large .rugs knotted in workshops to lively patterned village rugs and charming nomadic rugs Intro to Antique Hand Knotted Persian Rugs

and Carpets Historically, the largest carpet-producing centers that flourished in Persia were Tabriz (1500-1550), Herat (1525-1650), Kashan (1525-1650), and Kerman (1600-1650).

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Perhaps the most important cultural contribution to the world of art that was given by the people of Persia is the Persian Rug. Persian rugs are those rugs that were woven in Persia (modern-day Iran). For a Persian rug to be considered “antique”, it would have to be at least 80 years old. The rugs from Persia represent some of the very finest examples of textile art to ever be produced. The complex methods and high-quality materials used ensured that each piece was a beautiful and unique work of art Natural dyes, silk, cotton, and/or wool yarn were used extensively. Woven by hand, each piece (of the antique rugs) was like no other, and weavers' dedication (would ensure that their creations would last for decades (and in many cases, centuries Historically, nomads, clerics, and kings alike utilized the rugs from Persia as floor coverings and decorations. Today, these carpets are appreciated as artworks as .well as investment-worthy pieces.

Persian carpet

Today, the finest antique rugs from Persia are appreciated around the world for their fine quality of the weave, beautiful colors, and artistic patterns. Simply standing in the same room as a genuine antique Persian rug can be a powerful experience. These gorgeous works of art have the unique ability to instantly transport the onlooker through time and space. Their presence takes us on an exhilarating journey to the exotic, faraway lands, of bygone eras. These are the stuff of some .of the most colorful stories ever told. This trend is fueled by an ever-expanding number of collectors and scholars. The inherent beauty of an antique Persian rug, its unique compositions, and its rarity make it extremely desirable. The sheer variety of these carpets, made over the centuries, is a strong testament to the rich cultural tradition from which they have emerged.

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The History of Rugs And Carpets From Persia
Persia, now modern-day Iran, was an ancient and powerful empire that stretched from Africa to India. The time period between 1500 and 1736 A.D. was considered by many to be its artistic pinnacle, similar to the European renaissance. The ruling class at the time referred to as the Safavid Dynasty, encouraged arts of many kinds, including paintings, calligraphy, and intricate weaving.
During the Safavid period, the modern-day cities of Tabriz, Kerman, Herat, and Isfahan became major producers of fine carpets. Hand-made rugs with intricate designs inspired by Persian culture were so well crafted and cherished, that many have survived for hundreds of years. Passed down from generation to generation, these rugs have become living history. Evidence of a rich heritage and culture, each antique Persian rug has its own story.

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During the 16th century, these carpets were exported to aristocratic and high-end consumers from all over the world. During the 1850s, the biggest consumers were the European countries like England and Germany. These Europeans encouraged the development of additional rug-producing factories in the major cities of Tabriz, Kerman, Mashed, and Sultanabad. Therefore, the ruler at the time, Reza Shah Pahlavi, built royal carpet and rug factories to produce the highest quality rugs in the region

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- A Garden Under your feet
Hand-knotted Persian rugs are an important part of modern Iranian culture. Passed down from ancestors and representing a dying skill set, these rugs are priceless heirlooms, cherished more than any other possession. The intricate designs and colors are exotic, to say the least. They represent the rich history and origins this art form has evolved over the past two thousand years. Not only is each rug unique, but each region has its own color palette, recurring, themes, and weave pattern stemming from a mixture of its indigenous and nomadic ancestry? What Is The Difference Between a Persian Rug and a “regular” Oriental Carpet Oriental rugs are those carpets that were created in Asia? Asia is basically the area that extends from Cyprus and Iran in the west; to Turkey, China and Vietnam .in the East; to the Caucasus in the north; and to India in the south Naturally, each of these regions has its own distinctive culture, religious traditions, and aesthetic ideals. That said, each of these locals produced rugs that are, in the Western world.


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