Vintage Persian Rugs – A Journey Into Nomadic Lands and Rich Culture

When a Persian rug enters a room, it does more than warm up the space. It takes us on a journey into a world of nomadic lands and rich culture. These works of art are cherished for their history, craftsmanship and beauty. The ancient geometric motifs and design elements found in Persian carpets have timeless appeal. They are the inspiration for contemporary artists and designers around the globe, a classic example of art imitating life.

Vintage persian rugs add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home. These heirloom pieces are woven with long-staple wool that is silky and soft to the touch. The intricate designs and vibrant colors are what make them so sought after. Whether you’re searching for the perfect accent piece or something to serve as the foundation of your entire decor, Chairish has thousands of antique persian rugs from top-tier dealers worldwide.

Until recently, Persian rugs were hand-woven and took months or even years to complete. This is because each knot has to be twisted and tied by hand. This is why so many people worked on a single rug – to ensure that the quality and workmanship was of the highest standard. The more knots per square inch (KPSI) a rug has, the finer it is and the longer it will take to create.

In the larger carpet weaving centers of the 19th century, weavers were removed from the design process. They were given a pattern and expected to produce the design exactly as it was written. This is why many of the 19th century rugs produced in Tabriz, Kerman, Hamadan and Khorassan are so similar to each other. However, this wasn’t the case in smaller villages and towns. Those weavers who worked in the villages were the designers as well as weavers. They would use design symbols to tell their tribe’s story, the story of a family or to convey a specific concept. For instance, the boteh, which later became known as a paisley, may represent eternity or flame among other things.

One weaver who stood out in this period was Ustad Zufilkhar Ed Din Mohtashem. His creations are associated with a revival of interest in Persian rugs during the last quarter of the 19th century.

The rugs created by this master weaver are distinct from others because of the flawless proportions, effortless fluidity and timeless style. The designs follow ancient geometric principles of form, ratio and angles but never appear stiff, rigid or uninspired.

We have a large selection of antique persian rugs for sale including Tehran, Bidjar and Heriz rugs. You can also find a variety of Bibicabot rugs, rare Serapis and Khorassan rugs.

Besides bringing a sense of warmth and dimension to any space, antique rugs can also help create an authentic and historic atmosphere in your home. Whether you are decorating an expansive living room or cozy bedroom, there is no better way to tie your décor together than with the addition of a vintage persian rug.


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