The Persian rug is one of the most effective and pivotal components
that display the central theme of the Persian art and culture. Crafting
of artistic Carpets had always been one of the salient manifestations
for the Persian artistes. Delving deep into the issue and spanning back
to the Bronze age a several thousands of years back it can be easily
understood that carpets that were crafted during those period used to
provide the aesthetic and magnificent flavor of royalty.
History in brief
Researches have revealed the fact that the earliest patterns and the
ideas of designing the Persian carpets had come from the Safavid
dynasty during the 16th century, although the painted depictions spans
back to much longer historical period. Evidences have proved that there
were great varieties of the Persian carpets of that classical era.
Staring form the scrolling vine networks to the overlapping geometrical
designs and palmettes and medallions and arabesque and aesthetic cloud
bands, the Persian rugs of the 16th and 17th centuries were among the
most demanding decorative components. A few pieces of worn out
classical Persian rugs are still found in the carpet museum of
of the Persian Rugs
The Persian rugs of the present times have changed a lot. Yet but the
inspirational flavor of the classical royalty can still be found in the
Persian rugs with some aesthetic blend of modern artistic concept. This
is one of the salient features of the glorious Persian rugs while some
of the other worth mentioning features still do exist.
• The art in case of the Persian rugs are greatly
based on the culture of the Shia Islam and hence a galore of beauty
synchronized with classical style are the true criterion of the
• Wools and cottons are the most common materials
used in case of the Persian rugs. This tends to give a special textured
look. During the classical periods of 16th and 17th centuries, Persian
rugs also used to be famous for the silk carpet, although they wee less
durable as compared to the woolen and cotton rugs.
• The Persian rugs are generally crafted with the
high degree of dexterity and hence turn out to be much more hardy and
• Even during the era of mechanization, the
traditionally hand woven Persian rugs are famous all over the world
even today. The hand woven rugs are usually very expensive as compared
to the mechanically woven rugs.
• The traditionally made Persian rugs are tied with
single looping knot commonly called Persian knot. This in turn gives
the rug some magnificent outlook slight lesser block like images.
• The modern dealers of the fabulous Persian rugs
have categorized the rugs according to the types of fabric used,
designs and style of weaving the rugs. Also each of the categories has
been named the places associated to each design. A few examples are
Afshar, Ahar, Afghan Carpet, Saraband, Ghayen, Ferdos, Jozan, Kashmar,
Yazd, Mahan, Hariz, Heriz, Qom, Tehran, Zenjan Zabol and so
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