Rich in antique colors the persian area rug is heavy with intricate weaving, the many colors and motifs where you can get lost in the diversity. Hand woven in many countries around the world such as Iran, Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan and other orient countries.

The artistic nature of the persian rug is super beautiful because they are woven by hand. Persian rugs have a huge appeal to many people around our world and people will pay any price they have to beautify their home.

Persian rugs created nowadays are created using equipment that is automated , however you can still find the hand woven ones, they have more value of course so they cost much more than the machine created carpets. In Iran carpet weaving is the number one craft of the country . Carpets made in Iran are full of rich colors and created with very artistic patterns. A Persian area rug can be found all around the world in famous buildings, mansions and museums. If you are the owner of a persian carpet you have a most precious possession.

Back in 2002 over $500 million dollars worth of hand woven carpets were exported from Iran, and in 2005 over $600 million. Excuding oil, the persian area rug was the No one export for Iran. In Iran over 5 million people are employed to produce these hand woven beauties .    

The most common type of material used in the production of the carpet would be wool, but they also use cotton in the production run as well for the foundation of the carpet used for cities and office buildings. The type of wool they use would be Manchester wool or Kork wool, and there are times when camel hair wool is used.
 
Another type of woven carpet is the silk carpet but they are less durable and more expensive . The silk carpets go up in value as time goes on . Because silk carpets don’t hold up very well they are purchased, taken home and hung on the wall for the decor , instead of placing it on the floor. Silk carpets can be traced back to the sixteenth century.

The patterns you see in the Persian carpet have a name, they are called a motifs and the designs used in the carpet have special meanings, ususally referring to the area it was created in. However you can find multiple motifs in one carpet. The Boteh, Gul, Herati, Mina-Khani, Rosette and Shah Abbasi are the most common motifs.    

The Persian carpet embodies the Culture and life style of the people of Iran, they are a valuable piece of art. Taking about ten months to create they become a timeless piece of art. The perfect Carpet for your living or dinning room.
 

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