Centuries old designs woven from generation to generation, Persian rugs are the quintessential classic Òoriental rugÓ. Our collection of fine pieces are hand picked for their quality materials, and intricate designs, found from bazaars and dealers across the world at affordable prices that weÕre passing onto our customers. Heirloom quality, these are investments in tradition and art that will last a lifetime.
History of This Design: Persian rugs carry their design traditions over hundreds of years, with most designs being tied to specific regions in Iran. Much like Italian Murano glass, or Ebru Marbling, these designs hold meaning for their local artisans and are refined over the years by certain historically significant weavers, that pass on those traditions to later generations. Persian weavers continue to make rugs today, and continue to hold the same level of prestige in the eyes of the discerning rug collector and owner.
This rug was made in Iran
Many countries have a long tradition in weaving, but none as rich and varied as Iran: the origin of the term "Fine Persian Rug." Every trade in the making of this rug excels at his or her craft, from the yarn-maker, to the dyer, from the weaver to the washer. Still the main source of inspiration for rug weavers across the world today.
100% Wool Pile on Cotton Foundation.
Hand-Knotted: When people think of ÒOriental Rugs,Ó theyÕre usually thinking of hand-knotted rugs. But itÕs not the design that defines their quality; itÕs the way they are made. Each of these rugs is made up of millions of individual knots tied by hand by a weaver. This production method is rigorous and long: depending on the rugÕs size and the complexity of design, these rugs take between nine months to over a year to produce and require the participation of many expert craftsman. Herdsmen, yarn-makers, dyers, designers, weavers, washers, and sculptors (hand-knotted rugs have to be shaved down to achieve their consistent plush feel) are all involved in making these unique and long-lasting pieces. The method used to produce these rugs follows the same tradition it has for centuries.
One might wonder, why not adopt new and faster techniques? There are alternative construction methods for plush rugs, but none that can hold a candle to the beauty, uniqueness and durability of rugs made in the hand-knotted technique. These are the rugs that last for centuries and can withstand the chaos of an active life; these can be cleaned, repaired, dyed and even partially re-knotted to insure a long life.
Vacuum regularly: New wool rugs may shed yarn fibers. Avoid continuous exposure to sunlight; if they must sit in direct sun, rotate the rug to prevent local fading. If individual knots become loose, it's normal, but don't pull them, clip them with scissors. Blot (don't rub) liquid spills immediately with a clean cloth, using mild soap and water if necessary. For harder stains, we recommend a professional rug cleaning.
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