rugs come from many regions of the world -- So what makes
persian rugs so special ?
It is widely
believed that oriental rugs / persian rugs were first made back
in the fourth century B.C. The earliest examples of persian
rugs were hand woven by knotting soft woolen yarn onto a woven
base, and this same process is still used to produce genuine
hand made oriental rugs.
Oriental rugs come from many regions of the world, but those
that come from Iran and its neighbouring countries, such as
the famous kilim rugs, are often known as persian rugs. Some
of the best examples of rugs ever produced were woven in this
area and the high quality of materials and craftsmanship that
were used have allowed them to endure many years of hard wear.
Today, there are many styles of traditional oriental rugs
to choose from such as tibetan rugs, oushak rugs and of course
persian rugs. Factory produced rugs such as karastan rugs
were developed in the early part of the last century to cope
with the high demand for oriental home decor, and today both
hand made and mass produced rugs are widely available.
When choosing oriental rugs or persian rugs the main factors
to consider are the quality of the knots and pile, the color,
design, and shape of the rug, and finally for an antique rug
its age and history.
June 3, 2004
By: Paul Goodwin
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