The story of these rugs can be traced back to the ancient kingdom of Persia, Cyrus the Great probably introduced the art of rugs making in Persia after he conquered Babylon in 539 BC. For more than 2,500 years, these rugs - and the people who make them - have continued to be invaluable asset to the Iranian culture and society.
Carefully and lovingly woven by hand, Persian rugs are a testament to the ability and creativity of the artisans who craft them. The skills used in weaving these rugs have been passed from generation to generation. Just as each weaver is different, each handmade rug is unique – no two are identical.
Persian rugs can make beautiful additions to any home thanks to their vibrant colors and intricate designs. The term Persian rugs today is used for rugs woven in India, Pakistan, China, and Afghanistan. True Persian rugs are handwoven and must be made in Iran. However, weavers in those other countries have borrowed the Persian design and make rugs for more moderate prices.
Original high-quality Persian rugs are superior to others. Before 1935, Iran was called Persia, and the term Persian is used when describing these specific types of rugs. The rugs that may look similar, but are woven in other countries, such as Romania or India, are not Persian. This is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing this type of rug.