From time immemorial, rugs have been the queens of the most elegant floors. There is no self-respecting wedding list that does not have one or two Persian rugs and if they are inherited or bought in antique dealers and auctions. Even more, desired, it is said that the more used, the more elegant.
Let us know here how to distinguish Handmade Persian rugs?
The raw materials used to make handmade Persian rugs are wool, silk, and cotton. Wool and silk are mostly used for carpet velvet, and rarely in warp and weft, which are normally cotton. Sheep and lamb wool are highly appreciated particularly long-fiber wool.
Good quality wool is called Kurk is what we call wool fluff. The most reputed wools come from the Khorasan.
Cotton is used exclusively for warp and weft. There are some types of carpet in which a silk thread is mixed with wool velvet. Velvet is also silk on the most valuable rugs.
In some old rugs gold, silver, or silk threads were used surrounded by a precious metal thread, hence the enormous figures obtained in international auctions. Currently, the warp and weft are always cottons, except for the nomadic rugs that you can get in bazaars or specialized stores.
The knot of the Persian rug is asymmetrical, simple, and achieves a very delicate effect. Depending on the area, the rugs have different motifs. For example, the nomadic rugs woven by the tribes in Shiraz in southwestern Iran have simple geometric shapes and often various diamonds in the center of the field of the carpet.
All these rugs are hand-knotted and therefore may have irregularities in size not being exactly standard. Being Hand Knotted Persian Rugs, are unique pieces and therefore the designs vary from one carpet to another.
Being a lover of decorations that integrate old pieces with modern and different styles, we believe that Handmade Persian Rugs are a piece that adapts to any decoration and does not go unnoticed, it will end up being the protagonist of your living room.
If the colors are too garish and the threads look synthetic and of poor quality, it is seen that they are false at first glance. That means that the decoration does not matter, they will always look bad.
Delicate, carefully made from silk or virgin wool, they demand very special attention, the secret of their artisan manufacturing has been passed down from generation to generation. It is always advisable to buy Persian rugs from Iranian rug store.