When it comes to carpets, Iranians enjoy the best reputation in the world. Skillful weavers make a combination of designs, colors and impressive patterns, while beauty and symmetry are the main inspirational elements for rugs’ design.
Every time that the mystical land of Persia is mentioned people think about great kings, gods, the genie’s lamp, demons enclosed in bottles and the magic flying carpet. Nowadays, Iran has inherited the rich and widely appreciated cultural heritage of Persians. Just like most of the tales that were passed down by word of mouth, they have passed down through generations the art of carpet weaving. Persian rug weavers continued to use the same techniques and designs for hundreds of centuries. This is the reason why the rugs that they create now are exactly the same as the rugs that were made times ago. Despite this, every area where rugs are weaved has its own specific designs that vary from urban regions to villages or nomadic camps.
Rug weaving in Iran is deeply connected to the culture and tradition of Iranian people. When it comes to carpets, Iranians enjoy the best reputation in the world. Skillful weavers make a combination of designs, colors and impressive patterns, while beauty and symmetry are the main inspirational elements for rugs’ design. The final result can be compared to the work of a talented painter. The difference is that carpet weavers remain anonymous. They have improved their skills during centuries and maybe are chasing the dream of finally weaving the flying carpet. Although none of them can fly, it seems that all the rugs have a touch of magic. Iranian artisans have reached a level of perfection and their handicrafts have always been and remain important accessories in palaces, museums, private collections and houses. One of the most important things to know about genuine carpets is that they are all hand-made. A high quality Persian rug needs time to be completed and there are cases when it may take a lifetime to make that one genius rug.