Persian rugs have been enriching our interiors with manifold colours and intricate patterns for thousands of years. In addition to their highly impressive designs, they are also distinguished by fine materials which add great texture to these artistic floor coverings. Persian rugs are further characterised by an extraordinary quality thanks to the long established Persian art of carpet weaving, which looks back at considerably long experience and brings about products of the finest craftsmanship. Due to their wealth of motifs, solid properties and durable texture Persian rugs are greatly demanded worldwide. Originally, they were produced by nomadic tribes who used their craftwork for a number of different purposes. As the art and craft of weaving Persian rugs reflects the history and culture of these people, they can now be considered as ancient heirlooms which lend classical elegance to any living space.
Traditional Persian rugs were initially created in various regions of Persia. While people of different tribal origins lived in this country for centuries, the official name of it was substituted with Iran in 1936 and now represents one of the oldest origins of traditional rugs. Generally, Persian carpets were woven by hand and classified according to their knot density, which refers to the number of knots per surface area and is usually measured in knots per square metre. A very high knot density indicates a time-consuming making, superior quality and thus a high value of the fabric.
Persian rugs made from wool and silk
Natural fibres like wool and silk have been used for the pile of Persian rugs for thousands of years, as these fibres are particularly robust, easy to clean and durable. Thanks to their fineness, they can be processed firmly and are even suitable for all kinds of dyes. Tendril patterns, floral motives and human figures are popular designs, which do not only decorate Persian rugs, but also a number of vintage rugs, which are often considered as the modern variant of the Persian rug. The design of Ziegler rugs is also inspired by these and is thus often covered with elaborate tendrils and elegant borders. While their intense colours are similar to those of boho rugs, their robust characteristics are also found in modern wool rugs and make these particularly authentic.
Nain rugs and Isfahan rugs
Persian rugs are usually named after their manufacturing area, also referred to as provenance, or after the ethnic groups producing them. Distinct motifs, rug patterns and colourings define each regional or tribal provenance and greatly contribute to the manifold wealth of Persian carpets. Nain rugs and Isfahan rugs originate from one of the most well-known region of carpet weaving, the Province of Isfahan, located in central Iran. Like other Persian rugs, Nain rugs and Isfahan rugs are characterised by a particularly high number of knots which are woven from wool or silk fibres.
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