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Styles Of Persian Rugs

Written by Anmy Leuthold
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Many of the styles of Persian rugs still follow the time-honored patterns used by their ancestors hundreds of years ago. The best Persian area rugs are exceptional for their subtle coloring, expert workmanship, and fine patterns. Their rather small traditional designs are usually based on natural forms, such as trees, flowers, animals, vines, clouds, and rivers. Some favorite motifs are Gardens, Animals and hunting, vase, and medallion rugs, all of which are much varied. When making a rug, the famous Persian knot is used, which permits the tying of many knots to the square inch, ultimately yielding a refined and delicate rug.

The garden dominates the Persian classic area rug with its shaded leaves, curving vines, trees, and flowers "painted" with yarns in roundness, shadows, and highlights so they seem real. The nap is short so the leaves and flowers show detail like in embroidery or naturalistic painting. Usually, flowerbeds, flowering vines, flowering trees and shrubs are fenced in with taller trees.

The Many Different Floral Styles of Persian Rugs

Medallion rugs are rich circles or star forms filled with flowers. Although the medallion design, itself is geometric, the floral influence is still very prevalent. Persian animal rugs and hunting rugs show animals sneaking through greenery, attacking each other, and being hunted by man. Vase rugs are sometimes so flowery, viney, and leafy the vases holding the flowers are all but lost.

As one can see, the styles of Persian rugs are most known for their life-like flowery designs. These rugs certainly surpass those of other countries, with their opulent detail, creative designs melodious coloring, and incomparable in skill. Such brilliant, elaborate detail and luxurious patterns could be a magnificent addition to your home atmosphere.


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