Persian Rugs and Carpets





Persian carpets - exclusive rugs from "Thousand and One Nights"

Persian rugs originally came from the region within the borders of today's Islamic Republic of Iran - the former Persian Empire of Persia.


The name Persian carpet usually refers to a floral patterned carpet in bold colors.There are carpets from India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Caucasus. In Western usage, the word Persian carpet has prevailed in the period since about 1900 for all oriental rug, even if it does not correctly describe the origin of the rugs

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Persian rugs - unique items from the Djoharian Collection

Persian Rugs and Carpets

What is a Persian rug or carpet?

Rugs named Persian Carpets usually come from asian contry named Iran.

What are the qualities of Persian rugs?

Rugs from Persia or Iran are available in many variations, both in terms of pattern and quality. The knot density of the hand-knotted rugs starts at around 60 knots per inch² for simple pieces and reaches up to 1250 knots per inch² for rarely fine work. The motifs in fine rugs are usually floral or patterned with a medallion, hunting scenes, tree of life or all over. Nomadic or village rugs are often with geometric design.

How much does a real Persian rugs cost?

A simple wool rug with a low knot density costs less than 200 USD  in the size 5 x 3 ft, a rarely fine piece in silk from a famous workshop can well cost over 20.000 USD in the same size. The knotting density, the amount of work and the material used are decisive. For vintage and antique rugs, the state of preservation and the condition are also important figures. 

Persian carpets are among the most popular carpets on the market. The reasons for this are simple: high-quality craftsmanship, fine knotting, fine materials like highland wool, silk and elaborate designs give these Persian carpets the exclusive touch.
The art of knotting is probably more than 2500 years old and until today an important part of the cultural heritage of the Persian people.