Persian Carpets

Persian rugs are typically designed using one of four patterns: all-over, central medallion, compartment and one-sided. Some abstract asymmetrical design can be found but most of these can be described as one-sided or unidirectional.

The weaving of pile rugs is a difficult and tedious process which, depending on the quality and size of the rug, may take anywhere from a few months to several years to complete.

To begin making a rug, one needs a foundation consisting of warps: strong, thick threads of cotton, wool or silk which run the length of the rug and wefts similar threads which pass under and over the warps from one side to the other. The warps on either side of the rug are normally combined into one or more cables of varying thickness that are overcast to form the selvedge.

Weaving normally begins by passing a number of wefts through the bottom warp to form a base to start from. Loosely piled knots of dyed wool or silk are then tied around consecutive sets of adjacent warps to create the intricate patterns in the rug. As more rows are tied to the foundation, these knots become the pile of the rug. Between each row of knots, one or more shots of weft are passed to tightly pack down and secure the rows.
Depending on the fineness of the weave, the quality of the materials and the expertise of the weavers, the knot count of a handmade rug can vary anywhere from 16 to 800 knots per square inch.

When the rug is completed, the warp ends form the fringes that may be weft-faced, braided, tasseled, or secured in some other manner.

 

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Ardabil-280x195cm

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$ 1,599
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Ardabil-283x192cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,700
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Ardabil-291x197cm

Ardabil Handmade Hand Knotted Persian Rug.

$ 1,900
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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
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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
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