Rugs are quite popular today as it adds a lot of depth to your home. People generally want to opt for Persian rugs but do not know how to differentiate one from another. Here are some few characteristics of antique Persian rugs that you might not have known about
Tabriz rugs originated from Tabriz, the capital city of Azerbaijan. Tabriz is one of the oldest rug weaving regions in the world. These rugs are woven with high-quality wool or silk wrap. The patterns the rugs depict were generally nature or hunting. These rugs are extremely valuable and are generally found in museums or by private collectors.
Heriz rugs are bright and vibrant with bold patterns. They are generally seen with an oversized medallion in the center. These rugs are durable and will last you a lifetime.
Kashan Rugs have an intricately designed medallion in the center with floral designs surrounding it. The colors used for these rugs are rich blue, deep reds and ivory essence. These are heavy duty with a knot count starting from 100kpsi to 800kpsi.
Gabbeh rugs are extremely rare as they were woven by Qashqai and Luri weaver from the mountains of Zagros. This is very evident in the design as they use tribal influence in their rugs. These rugs were hand spun and had thick designs woven with wool. They generally used naturally occurring colors like orange, yellow, rust, or red.
The design of Isfahan rugs are very symmetrical and balanced and the materials used were generally silk and wool. They consisted of single indigo or blue rose in the center with vines woven around a very contrasting ivory background.
Nair rugs are made with high-quality wool, knotted tightly together with about 300kpsi. These rugs are of high quality and extremely durable. They portray a patter very intricate with a hint of blue or green, intertwined with tiny flowers with a bold ivory background.
Mashad rugs are generally centered with Shah Abbasi medallion with an elaborate background filled with floral designs. These rugs are unusually large and are made with wool and cotton.
Balouchi rugs are extremely expensive as it is extremely expensive. The rug gets its name from the Balouchi tribe who weaves these rugs. They generally portray a design pattern with simple geometric design. The materials they use are sheep wool, which is heavily dyed blue or red. And the edges consist of camel or goat hair which is beige in color.
Qum rugs come from Qum province of Iran. They are high quality and knitted with a luxurious pile of silk or cotton with patterns including flowers, birds, medallions. The color they are found in is blue, red, brown or orange. The color Turquoise makes at least one element of the rug.