Persian Rug

Written by Tanya Niederhoff
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Persian rugs are often referred to as "art carpets" because of their beautiful colors and woven patterns. Most pieces were produced between the early 19th century and the Edwardian period (just before the First World War). This time is known as the "second golden age of Persian weaving." During this period, the best pieces were regarded as the supreme embodiment of the weaver's artistic vision, rather than merely as decorative accessories.

The Tradition of Persian Rugs

Often Persian rugs are passed down from one family member to the next. For this reason, it may be difficult to find vintage Persian rugs. When you do find them, they usually possess great individuality and uncompromising craftsmanship. There are expressions and feelings and life woven into every piece that you see from this time period.

The best Persian rugs are made with natural dyes, which become softer as time goes by. They also possess color tones that are uncommon in Oriental rugs. Most premier rugs are made of luminous and resilient high-grade wool. In order to truly appreciate the magnitude of such a rug, you must stand within its presence and feel the true meaning and art that stand behind this time-honored craft.

Think of it as artwork for your floor. A Persian rug makes a definite statment in your home. These pieces are timeless and are meant to be cherished among generations and families.

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