The Essence of this Age-Old Fine Art & Craft

Discover the mystique of the designs and patterns used in Persian carpets as well as their colours and the materials they are made from, what they mean, how they are influenced. Enrich your knowledge and appreciation for this wonderful art form

Here we have gathered some of the interesting facts and information about what is behind the patterns of the carpets, the colours and the materials used in their creation. Every carpet tells a unique story in itself.


Where Are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made?

Where Are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made?

Persian carpets originate from Persia (Iran), and Oriental carpets come from different regions and include Iranian carpets - some of these areas being Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, India and China. Persian carpets, however, are also Orientals. To find out more about the countries of Persians and Orientals ...

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How Are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made?

How Are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made?

The process of making a Persian or Oriental carpet has not changed if at all. There are two ways in which these carpets are made; hand-woven (kelims) or hand-knotted (pile carpets). Both instances require a loom, skilled weavers, patience, experience and ...

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What are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made of?

What are Oriental & Persian Carpets Made of?

There is more to it than what meets the eye in the materials used to make Persian & Oriental carpets. Each of the material has it's own specialities and requirements to meet the highests standards. There is much ado when it comes to the perfect end result.

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How Long Does it Take to Knot a Persian Carpet?

How Long Does it Take to Knot a Persian Carpet?

Traditional hand-knotting of a Persian or Oriental carpet requires a symphony of skills to be in place over time. Skill and knowledge, experience, patience and persistance, as well as the ability to duplicate a pattern. Then of course there is the time these skills are multiplied over.

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How to Tell if a Persian or Oriental Carpet is Fake

How to Tell if a Persian or Oriental Carpet is Fake

Want to know if a Persain or Oriental carpet is genuine or not? It certainly helps to know these 5 tell-tale signs before you buy. And these are all easy to test or apply yourself.

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What do the Symbols and Colours of the designs mean?

What Do the Different Patterns & Colours Mean?

What are the meaning of the different patterns, colours and designs and how to 'read' your Oriental carpet. Steeped in history, geography, culture and tradition, this is one way the weavers express themselves.

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The Difference Between Hand-Knotted & Hand-Tufted

The Difference Between Hand-Knotted & Hand-Tufted

The difference is significant and such that it makes one an 'authentic' Persian or Oriental carpet and the other 'a carpet'. The 'technique', the time, the patterns; all make the difference. Find out why.

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Watch this space as we bring you more interesting infromation about this wonderful art and craft.