Persian Rugs For Your Exquisite Decor
Oriental carpets have been made for nearly 2500 years. Originally these were woven in Egypt and Asia. Weavers were highly skilled craftsmen. Persian rugs are the most prized. They are high quality with fine detail and therefore very valuable additions to your home. The Persian weaving uses a particular method done only by hand.
Iran, which used to be known as Persia in the past, is the source of most Persian rugs that are being woven over the centuries. These beautiful hand woven carpets could be crafted from wool, silk, or cotton. Over the years, many centers of Persian rug production have been established. These are Kashan, Tabriz, Kerman and Herat.
The blue and red colors in a balanced pattern against an ivory background make Tabriz rugs easy to identify. Many of them also contain woven pictures of a mythical past. The knots per square inch could vary from 75 - 110 knots, which will tell you the quality and worth of the carpet. They can be made of either silk or cotton, but the ones made of silk are more rare and thus more coveted and costly.
Kashan is famous for its lovely silk carpets.They constitute of a lone medallion at the center and floral patterns,wines,flower stems and leafs woven as designs.The pattern depicting animals can also be found on some of these carpets.Kashan carpets are some of the most costly around the globe. Old Kashan carpets tend to be of a superior quality.The available sizes are 4x6 and 8x6.
Floral designs and patterns and intricate wines are woven into the fabric of Herat rugs. The colors they are crafted with are charming Persian carpets are all woven by hand using the same single knot technique. Nomadic tribes in Iran are the weavers of Baluch rugs. These rugs are created using rich colors such as red, ivory, and navy blue, and have been in creation for over 2500 years.
Shiraz rugs are hand knotted creations featuring geometric designs with plants and animals. They originate in Shiraz, Iran, in the central region of that country. Their dominate color is usually red. Another type of Iranian rug is the Wiss rug. It is woven by tribe members living in the village of Wiss. Rugs from Wiss usually have floral designs featuring wines, foliage and garden designs.
Oriental rugs have been made for the longest time. They have dated back since the 5th century B.C. The first of these were made Asia and in Egypt and were woven by very talented weavers. Persian rugs for example are hand woven using a special technique thus they are exquisite, priceless and highly prized as a home decoration. The enchanting color schemes in the Persian carpets are hand woven with a single knot technique. The drifting tribes in Iran weave the unique Baluch rugs. For the past 2500 years the deep colors of navy blue, ivory and red have been used to weave life into these luxurious rugs.
Published June 6th, 2008
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