The mere mention of the words “Persian carpet” conjures up nothing less than dreamscape images of luxurious palace decorations, magic, mystery, and romance. Known for their exquisite artistry -- elaborate designs, colors, and weaving techniques, as well as high quality yarns – Persian/Iranian carpets have been an integral part and reflection of Iranian culture for thousands of years. Even in ancient Greece, when the first mention of Persian/Iranian carpets was recorded, these carpets were highly prized. While rugs may be pile-woven, Persian/Iranian flat woven rugs, such as kilim, Soumak and Souzani, also comprise the rich tradition of Persian carpets. Whether created and handmade in the distinct styles of village or town workshops, kings' courts, or by nomads, they remain highly treasured and are included in museum and private collections around the world.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Persian Sarough Design Wool Carpet
Style: Antique Persian Sarough Wool Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Ivory, Red, Blue, Yellow, Gray, Green
Size: 10' X 14'11"
Rug Number: 70002427
Antique Persian carpets, also known as Iranian carpets, are among the most diverse and beautifully designed of all the Oriental rugs in the world. Rich in culture, their historical background is one of the most intriguing in all of art history. The “golden era” of Persian carpet weaving began around 1500, and following the Silk Road, it was during these periods that Persian rugs were being exported all over the world, from Japan to Western Europe.
In Persia, (modern day Iran), the largest carpet producing centers that flourished were Tabriz, Herat, Kashan, and Kerman. These rugs represent some of the finest examples of textile art ever produced. The complex methods and highest quality materials, including natural dyes, silk, cotton, and wool, combined with being woven by hand, ensured that these creations would last for decades, and in many cases, centuries.
Designs featured in antique rugs made in Iran are prized for their flawless proportions, and angles of spiraling curvature, resulting in an effortless fluid, and timeless, style, that exemplify their ageless elegance.
The master weavers of Persia took great pride in the textile art they created, therefore Antique Persian carpets are among the finest and most important examples of textile art, displaying some of the most beautiful and artistic creations ever crafted. Their beauty and complexity are timeless, inspiring, exciting, and masterful, making them an excellent investment in the realm of fine art, that will be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.