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What’s the deal with antique Persian carpets?

With everything that’s been going on in Iran lately, we tend to forget that the Middle Eastern country is known as the original home of the oriental carpet. Iran (Persia) is the oldest and once the most powerful empire in the Middle East. Many of the finest antique Persian carpets have originated from Iran over the last hundred years or longer.

Persia stood at the crossroads of Eastern and Western civilizations. Under the Safavid dynasty, Iran attained its artistic height. Court weaving, together with the art of calligraphy, miniature painting, and tile work, flourished to exceptional heights during this dynasty. It is during this dynasty that many of the fine antique Persian carpets from today were made.

The brilliant era witnessed the development of highly qualified carpet factories in cities including Kerman, Isfahan, Kashan, Tabriz, and Herat (now a part of Afghanistan). Iran is the genesis of most motifs, patterns, and traditional coloration, that are produced in rugs throughout the world today. Over the centuries, antique Persian carpets have become treasured heirlooms, passed on from one generation to the next. It is a true testament to the people who made the carpet originally that they are able to hold up over the course of time and still be in a condition that would be acceptable for use year after year.

So whether you’re looking for a Persian Antique Carpet or Semi-Antique, Fine New Oriental Rugs, 19th century European designs or modern area rugs, log on to where you will find a unique collection of beautiful hand-knotted rugs which is always up to date with new colors and designs. Our showroom is open Monday through Saturday for you to view our vast selection of fine Persian rugs, and for you to find that special rug that you can pass on in your family for generations to come! Please stop by today or visit our website to find the rug for you.

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