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Oriental Hand-knotted Carpets, Genuine Persian

Origins of Hand knotted Rugs

Persian and Oriental Hand knotted rugs... Iran (Persia) was the oldest and once most powerful empire in the Middle East and is the home of the original oriental carpet. It was under the Safavid Dynasty (1502-1736) that Iran attained its artistic height. This era saw  he development of highly qualified carpet factories in the cities of Kerman, Isfahan, Kashan, Tabriz, and Herat. Iran is the home of most motifs, patterns and traditional colorations produced in rugs throughout the world today

Over the centuries, Persian handknotted carpets have become treasured heirlooms passed on from one generation to the next. Persian carpet exports began in the 16th century. Starting in the 1850s, American, English and German firms established new factories in Mashed, Tabriz, Kerman, and Sultanabad (now Arak), thereby ensuring the art form's continued development. Under Reza Shah Pahlavi, royal factories were established to utilize the finest materials and methods of manufacture.

Persian carpets continue to boast very high quality standards and command a very brisk interest in domestic and international markets. While large city workshops were an important factor in the past, much of today's production is fashioned along cottage industry lines in smaller villages and towns. Handknotted rugs are generally named after the village, town or district where they are woven or collected, or by the weaving tribe in the case of nomadic pieces. Each rug's particular pattern, palette, and weave are uniquely linked with the indigenous culture, and weaving techniques are specific to an identifiable geographic area or nomadic tribe.

Popular rug styles today include Abadeh, Bidjar, Gabbeh, Heriz, Keshan, Kirman (Kerman), Mashad (Mashhad), Meshed, Nain, Tabriz, Kazak, Khan, Nahzat and Zeigler. 


  • Zanjan Hand knotted Rug in Terracotta and Navy 130cm x 214cm

    Zanjan Hand knotted Rug...

    Zanjan Size: 130cm x 214cm (51in x 84in) Colour: Terracotta and Navy Origin: Iran Style: Medallion Province: Zanjan Pile Content: 100% Wool Other Features: Has Misshaped Edge Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each …
    £1,206.25
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  • Koliai Persian Runners Rug Terracotta, Navy and Cream 98cm x 284cm

    Koliai Persian Runners...

    Koliai Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weavi…
    £895.74
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  • Roudbar in Ivory and Terrcaotta 96cm x 147cm

    Roudbar in Ivory and...

    Roudbar Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weaving it …
    £418.75
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  • Hamadan Persian Runners Rug Red, Navy and Cream 90cm x 283cm

    Hamadan Persian Runners...

    Hamadan Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weav…
    £826.31
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  • Hamadan Persian Runners Rug Navy, Green and Terracotta 76cm x 264cm

    Hamadan Persian Runners...

    Hamadan Size: 76cm x 264cm (2' 5" x 8' 7") Colour: Terracotta, Green & Navy Origin: Iran Style: Geometric Province: Hamadan Pile Content: 100% Wool Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn…
    £605.50
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  • Taj Abad Persian Runners Rug Terracotta and Cream 80cm x 257cm

    Taj Abad Persian Runners...

    Taj Abad Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the wea…
    £673.54
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  • Chenar Persian Runners Rug Terracotta, Navy and Cream 82cm x 285cm

    Chenar Persian Runners...

    Chenar Size: 82cm x 285cm Colour: Terracotta, Cream & Navy Origin: Iran Style: Geometric Province: Chenar Pile Content: 100% Wool   Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from …
    £762.42
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  • Taj Abad Persian Runners Rug Terracotta, Red and Cream 79cm x 285cm

    Taj Abad Persian Runners...

    Taj Abad Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weaving it…
    £729.09
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  • Hamadan Persian Runners Rug Navy, Green and Terracotta 80cm x 307cm

    Hamadan Persian Runners...

    Hamadan Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weav…
    £605.50
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  • Royal Agra Persian Rug in Red and Black 118cm x 186cm

    Royal Agra Persian Rug in...

    Royal Agra   Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weav…
    £623.75
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  • Large Mahal Persian Rugs in Terracotta and Blue 216cm x 299cm

    Large Mahal Persian Rugs...

    Mahal Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weaving it is…
    £1,312.50
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    Nahavand Persian Rug in Terracotta and Navy Blue 157cm x 311cm

    Nahavand Persian Rug in...

    Nahavand Hand knotted rugs and carpets take many months to weave, because they are woven by entirely hand each rug is unique. The wool yarn is cut from the sheep, dyed using vegetable dyes and spun hand. The rug is meticulously woven to the desired design using a Senneh knot. After the weaving it…
    £1,118.75
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