3 Biggest Persian Rug Buying Mistakes

Buying a hand-knotted Persian or Oriental rug is a big investment. You want to make sure you are getting the best possible value and something that will look good in your home. Here are some mistakes to avoid when you are looking to buy a Persian/Oriental rug. Not measuring. Many people simply estimate how large a space is by looking

A Short History of Tabriz Persian Rugs

The city of Tabriz in Iran sits in the northwest part of the country, near the border with Turkey. It is a major center of commerce because of its location. Tabriz is also well known for the fine Persian rugs that are made in the area. The city is known around the world for its Persian rugs and has played

What You Don’t Know About Hand-Tufted Rugs Could Hurt You

If you want to buy a hand-knotted Persian or Oriental rug, how can you tell if it’s the real thing? One simple way is to look at how the rug is put together. A hand-knotted rug is one for which each and every one of its knots is knotted by hand.  That is, each strand of wool or silk is

A Brief History of Tribal Persian Rug Designs

Carpet weaving has always been an important part of Persian culture and art for centuries and among all the regions in Asia that produce hand woven rugs, Persian rugs are known for the variety and complexity of their designs. In the past, Persian rugs were initially woven by nomadic tribes, in villages and towns, and even in the royal court.

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