Persian rugs are identified for their detail and craftsmanship. Each and every component of the Persian carpet, from the yarn fiber to the colors, is hand created applying all-natural components. A Persian carpet is a lovely accompaniment to any type of décor.

The Persian rug dates back to ancient Persia. There has been confirmation of this in the final century. Most rugs and carpets can not be dated far back since the components of wool, silk and cotton decay. On the other hand in 1949, the Pazyryk carpet was uncovered at an archaeological excavation in Siberia. It was identified in a tomb of a Scythian prince. Testing has dated the piece at 500 B.C. for the duration of the Achamenid period. The Pazvryk carpet measure 9.three x six.five ft and has 36 symmetrical knots per cm². The weaving method is sophisticated. It has two depictions on every side, one particular of a Persian horseman and the other of a deer. The center is generally colored deep red.

The classical Persian carpets of the 16th and 17th had been varied. Quite a few smaller sized regions such as Tabriz contributed one of a kind styles to Persian carpets. The widespread patterns had been arabesques, medallions, scrolling vine networks and cloud bands. Whilst figural styles had been well-known in the Iranian marketplace, they had been not as generally exported to the west.

Persian rugs are classified into 3 groups according to their size. Farsh is one particular sized bigger than 6×4 feet. Qalicheh, with its literal which means of rug, is one particular sized 6×4 or smaller sized. Kilim is nomadic carpet.


Persian rugs are initial conceptualized with a layout as effectively as a style. The standard patterns consist of all-more than, central medallion and one particular-sided. In basic, the style is created up of motifs. The elements of a Persian rug are a layout and a style which in basic integrated one particular or a quantity of motifs. The motifs are patterns that have various meanings. The most widespread ones are Boteh, Gul, Herati, Mina-Khani, Rosette and Shah Abbasi.

The actual weaving of Persian rugs is an intricate and arduous procedure. Primarily based on the high-quality and size of the rug, the completion time could be a couple of months or quite a few years. The weaving procedure starts by passing a quantity of wefts by means of a bottom warp to develop a base. Then loosely piled knots of colored silk or wool are tied about successive sets of adjacent warps. This creates the elaborate patterns in the rugs. As much more rows are added, the knots create into the pile of the rug. As soon as completed, the warp ends types the fringes which can be tasseled, braided or weft-faced. A hand created rug can have a knot count that varies from 16 to 550 knots per square inch.

The business of Persian carpets has enhanced exponentially as customers get appreciation for the craftsmanship and high-quality the carpets offer you. Iran itself accounted for exporting $420 million of hand-woven carpets in 2008. There are roughly 1.two million weavers in production in Iran.