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Persian Rugs

Persia has its characteristic style and design of rugs: some of the most famous being Kashan, Isfahan, Bidjar, Ardebil, Sarouk, Qom, Hamadan, Nain, Meshed, Qashqai, Shiraz and so on. Iran is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of handmade rugs. We stock a wide range of Persian rugs and these can be seen by visiting our rug showroom.

Rug weaving is an essential part of Persian art & culture that dates back to ancient times and is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations. Persian carpets have been admired for their originality and 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.

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Nain

The Iranian city of Nain has long been one of the centres for the production of famous Persian Oriental Rugs. These rugs are regarded as some of the finest quality rugs made using fine wool and silk is often used in outlines to give a more luxurious look and to enhance the decoration, sometimes with a 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.

Features: High quality – Hand-knotted – Unique Persian Designs

Sizes Available: Various Sizes Available

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Persian Bidjar

Out of all the rugs 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, and green with beige colors 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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Small – Hearth Size Persian Tribal Nomadic Rugs

Qashqai, Hamadan, Shiraz and various others are woven by Nomads in the mountain regions of Iran, typically in these tribal designs, you will find geometric elements and symbols of various livestock like dogs, peacocks, crows and also symbols referring to vegetation such as trees, shrubs and flowers. Weaving rugs have always been part of their daily life, they have no fixed designs drawn on paper and it is known that they are some of the most interesting and artistic people in terms of the variety of designs which they get inspired by their surroundings.

Most of these rugs are woven using wool which they sheer themselves and often dye the wool locally which results in various irregular shades of one colour that are clearly shown on the pile of the rug and further add to the character of the carpet. These tribal rugs are very durable, practical and good value for money and suitable to be used in a number of areas such as sitting, dining, bedroom & hallways.

Features: High quality – Hand-knotted – Unique Persian Tribal Designs

Small or Hearth sizes available: from 60cm – 100cm wide x 100cm to 160cm long

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Medium Persian Tribal Nomadic Rugs

Features: High quality – Hand-knotted – Unique Persian Tribal Designs

Medium sizes available: from 110cm – 130cm wide x 170cm to 200cm long

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Large Persian Tribal Nomadic Rugs

Features: High quality – Hand-knotted – Unique Persian Tribal Designs

Large sizes available: from 140cm – 170cm wide x 210cm to 260cm long

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XL Persian Tribal Nomadic Rugs

Features: High quality – Hand-knotted – Unique Persian Tribal Designs

XL Large sizes available: from 180cm – 200cm wide x 270cm to 300cm long

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XXL Persian Tribal Nomadic Rugs

Features: High quality – Hand-knotted – Unique Persian Tribal Designs

XXL Large sizes available: from 210cm – 300cm wide x 320cm to 400cm long