Antique Persian

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The original golden age of Persian carpet weaving was during the Safavid Dynasty. The Safavids used court run manufacturers in cities such as Isfahan to produce rugs with elaborate colors and designs. Isfahan antique rugs are still considered to be some of the most valuable high-end antique carpets and rugs in the world.

After a decline due to war and Afghani occupation, production ramped up again in the late nineteenth century to meet the demands of Europeans. There are two types of antique Persian rugs: city and village. City Persian rugs come from cities or regional centers such as Isfahan and Tabriz and are known for their high-quality colorations and designs. Each city used specific weaving techniques, which produces a unique diversity unlike anywhere else in the world.

Village rugs use bolder and coarse designs. The most famous of the village rugs are in the Qashqai style. These rugs were traditionally used for sleeping. City rugs from Isfahan and other areas are best for formal settings, such as private collections and offices, whereas village rugs are best for rooms and informal settings.

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Fine Silk Qum Rug
31055 / 3.2 x 5.2
Antique Qashqai Rug
21939 / 2.8 x 5.3
Antique Sarouk Rug
21976 / 3.4 x 5.3
Fine Nain Rug
21812 / 3.8 x 5.5
Fine Isphahan Rug
1064 / 3.6 x 5.6
Antique Bakshaish Rug
21826 / 4.1 x 5.7
Antique Persian Village Rug
31005 / 4.3 x 5.7
Fine Pair Of Isphahan Rugs
22182 / 3.6 x 5.8
Antique Tabriz Rug
7026 / 4.6 x 5.8
Fine Nain Rug
1061 / 3.8 x 5.9
Antique Hamadan Rug
30098 / 3.8 x 5.9
Antique Lavar Rug
21863 / 3.11 x 5.9
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