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Antique Rugs and Carpets

We have a very wide selection of Oriental, Persian Rugs, Antique Caucasian Collectible Rugs and Carpets that will be a beautiful addition to any room. These authentic Persian, Oriental, Caucasian rugs are elegant and admirable. Did you know the Caucasus lies at the very heart of the rug-weaving world? After Conquering armies, including those of Genghis Khan, Tamerlane and the Golden Horde, the Persians and Turks, stormed across these mountains for over a thousand years. They left behind the influence of every rug-making tradition from Egypt to China.

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Did you know that origin of antique rug weaving is often disputed. Most belief that rug weaving was to be first created by Cyrus the Great in 529 B.C. These rugs and carpets were made in very villages for residential use with designs identifiable of the specific community or tribe they were created for. The artistic weave, quality, and deign of antique rugs reached its pinnacle during the Safavid Dynasty (1499-1722). Royal workshops were established specifically for designers and workers to create the best carpets with intricate designs. Silk with silver or gold thread are examples of the high quality fibers used. Highly skilled artists would sketch the carpet designs, and the most intricate designs would be used by the most talented weavers in the empire. The Shah’s full support made sure the quality of the product was unparalleled during these times.