Each carpet weaving region of Persia has its own characteristic style and design: some of the most famous being Kashan, Isfahan, Bidjar, Ardebil, Sarouk, Qom, Hamadan, Nain, Meshed, Kashgai, Shiraz and so on. Rug weaving is an essential part of Persian art & culture which dates back to ancient time and undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations. Persian carpets have been admired for their originality and their artistic styles for centuries. The art of weaving was passed from generation to generation, within families. Each colour has a symbolic meaning, for example green is sacred to the faith, red signifies sorrow and yellow indicates power and glory.
Iran is one of the world’s largest producers and exporter of handmade rugs. We stock a wide range of Persian rugs and these can be seen by visiting our rug showroom
The Iranian city of Nain has long been one of the centres for production of famous Persian Oriental Rugs. These rugs are regarded as some of the finest quality rugs made suing fine wool and silk is often used in outlines to give a more luxurious look and to enhance the decoration, sometimes with central medallion or otherwise with shah abs floral design all over and contrasting border. These designs are generally taken from the beautiful blue and white tiled mosques.
Persian Bidjar – Of all the rugs which are woven in Iran, Bidjar’s are the hardest wearing of them all, the knots are tightly packed together which makes it particularly indestructible and very suitable for somewhere where it is going to be very heavy traffic. The name Bidjar denotes the meaning of durability to many rug specialists. High quality wool in red, blue, green with beige colours is generally used. The most common pattern is Herati also referred to as fish or Mahi, they have a sober elegance and fit in most environments.
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