Persian Area Rugs
Persian Carpet weaving is a form of art in Persia that has been carried through centuries and generations. The oldest Persian rug found, called “Pazyryk” is dated to be over 2500 years old. Persians were amongst the first civilizations that started weaving rugs. Weaved in early days by nomadic people as an item of necessity, over time is grew to be one of the finest and most ancient forms of art in Persian culture.
Each region in Persia has its own beautiful and unique rug designs and patters that makes the Persian rug differ from other regions. Few examples of Persian rugs includes : Tabriz, Kashan, Bakhtiari, Herat, Kerman, Yazd and Naeen. There are so many other types of Persian rugs.
Persian carpet designs and patterns are usually copied by other countries that weave carpet due to its beautiful and complex designs and patterns. The main material used to weave these magnificent Persian area rugs are hand spun wool, pure silk or cotton. Sometimes a combination of these materials are used. Persia ( Iran) is known to be the largest producer and exporter of high quality hand woven rugs and carpets in the world. Persia is also the producer of the biggest hand knotted area rug in the history, which measures 5,624.9 square meter or 60,546 square feet in total.