Rug History

TABRIZ

Tabriz carpets are highly prized for the graceful rendering of motif and the meticulous details –trademark of Safavid work. There’s a rich history tracing back as early as the Sassanid era (224 to 651 A.D.) Scarlet red and cerulean contrasts with ivory to create a...

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SHIRAZ

The Shiraz Oriental rugs sport nomadic patterns with medallions. Scarlet and terracotta indicates that the carpet is Shiraz although modern day ones can be a gentle green and khaki. These Persian rugs are ideal for any home due to its durability (tribal rugs are built...

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SAROUK

Sarouk Mohajran – Sarouk Farahan In the early 20th century, Sarouk carpets were sought after and exported to the American market. In particular, the all over floral patterns were in demand. Due to the washing process at the time, it lightened the natural dyes and...

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QUM

Qum is located in Central Iran. The quality is superb and Qum carpets are in high demand. These beautiful Persian rugs are often hung on the wall because a majority of them are Ghaliche (Zaronim 4' 3 x 2' 9, Zarcharak 5' x 3'.) This Oriental carpet comes in a variety...

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NAIN

These Persian carpets originate from Central Iran. Nain rugs have a trademark medallion in the center set in an ivory or sky-blue to cerulean background. Floral motifs and curving themes surround the medallion. An authentic Nain carpet will not have a scarlet...

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KHORASSAN-MASHAD

These antique rugs are imported from Northeastern Iran. Rug production in this area reached its apex during the 16th century. Mashad, Iran is renowned to have the best wool in Iran. Mashad carpets are renowned as one of the superb rugs in the world. A medallion acts...

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YAZD

From the city of Yazd, Yazd rugs are similar to Kerman rugs however: they are bolder in design with a vivacious ruby in the background. An amber-bronze border indicates a Yazd carpet. Generally, a blushing pink, gentle green and burnt sienna color will grace the...

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KERMAN

Kerman-Laver Kerman Hailing from Central Iran, the city Kerman has a reputation for producing high quality Persian rugs tracing back to the 15th century. Kerman carpets were sought after due to the region’s fine wool (Carmania wool.) The color palette for these...

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KASHAN

Dabir Kashan-Mohtasham Kashan-Manchester Wool Kashan Originating from the central of Iran, Kashan carpets have the greatest curvature. Traditionally, a single diamond-shaped medallion is in the center along with the classical Persian floral motifs (Shah Abbasi) coming...

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