Persian Rugs

The Persian carpet (Middle PersianbōbPersianفرش‎ farsh, meaning "to spread"; sometimes قالی qāli) is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia. In 2008, Iran’s exports of hand-woven carpets was $420 million or 30% of the world's market. There is an estimated population of 1.2 million weavers in Iran producing carpets for domestic markets and international export. Iran exports carpets to more than 100 countries, as hand-woven rugs are one of its main non-oil export items. The country produces about five million square meters of carpets annually—80 percent of which are sold in international markets. In recent times Iranian carpets have come under fierce competition from other countries producing reproductions of the original Iranian designs as well as cheaper substitutes.

The designs of Iranian carpets are copied by weavers from other countries as well. Iran is also the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, producing three quarters of the world's total output. Though in recent times, this ancient tradition has come under stiff competition from machine-made products. Iran is also the maker of the largest handmade carpet in history, measuring 60,546 square feet (5,624.9 square meter).

Persian carpets can be divided into three groups; Farsh / Qāli (sized anything greater than 6×4 feet), Qālicheh (قالیچه, meaning "small rug", sized 6×4 feet and smaller), and nomadic carpets known as Gelim (گلیم; including زیلو Zilu, meaning "rough carpet"). In this use, Gelim includes both pile rugs and flat weaves (such as kilim and soumak).

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Ardabil-280x195cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,700
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Ardabil-283x192cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,900
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Ardabil-291x197cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

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Ardabil-308x206cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,200
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Ardakan-297x194cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

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Ardakan-315x199cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,570
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Ardakan-337x234cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

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Ardakan-345x240cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 2,500
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Ardakan-355x250cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

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Ardakan-355x254cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

ardabil-243
Current Stock Level

Ardabil-280x195cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,599
ardabil-247
Current Stock Level

Ardabil-283x192cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,700
ardabli-244
Current Stock Level

Ardabil-291x197cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,900
ardabil-48
Current Stock Level

Ardabil-308x206cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,500
ardakan-130
Current Stock Level

Ardakan-297x194cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,200
ardakan-124
Current Stock Level

Ardakan-315x199cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 3,500
ardakan-232
Current Stock Level

Ardakan-337x234cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,570
ardakan-250
Current Stock Level

Ardakan-345x240cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,600
ardakan-53
Current Stock Level

Ardakan-355x250cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 2,500
ardakan-236
Current Stock Level

Ardakan-355x254cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 2,000
ardabil-243

Ardabil-280x195cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,599
ardabil-247

Ardabil-283x192cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,700
ardabli-244

Ardabil-291x197cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,900
ardabil-48

Ardabil-308x206cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,500
ardakan-130

Ardakan-297x194cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,200
ardakan-124

Ardakan-315x199cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 3,500
ardakan-232

Ardakan-337x234cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,570
ardakan-250

Ardakan-345x240cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,600
ardakan-53

Ardakan-355x250cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 2,500
ardakan-236

Ardakan-355x254cm

Ardakan Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 2,000