Antique Persian

VIEW ALL | PAGE 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 
Call (212) 397-9060 for more images of antique Persian rugs

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.

To request pricing or more information one of the valuable antique rugs in our collection, fill out the short form on the rug’s individual page today.

Antique Bibikabad Rug
7042 / 4.3 x 6.7
Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rug
30166 / 4.5 x 6.7
Antique Bibikabad Rug
21822 / 4.6 x 6.7
Antique Sarouk Rug
105 / 4.6 x 6.7
Antique Senna Kurdish Rug
21850 / 4.7 x 6.7
Antique Senna Rug
30111 / 4.7 x 6.7
Antique Zili Sultan Rug
30089 / 3.9 x 6.8
Antique Senna Rug
30197 / 4.1 x 6.8
Antique North West Persia
21814 / 4.3 x 6.8
Antique Sarouk Rug
20958 / 4.3 x 6.8
Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rug
A3004 / 4.4 x 6.8
Antique Persian Sarouk Rug
A101 / 4.6 x 6.8
Click to view next page