Hand Made Persian Rug Buying Guide
Persian rugs are considered the finest of all Oriental rugs, and as one of the most distinguished demonstrations of Persian heritage, they are an indispensable part of the Persian cultural history.
The highest quality authentic Persian rugs are hand woven (also known as hand knotted). Although machine made rugs are cheaper, they lack the one-of-a-kind charm that authentic rugs provide and are consequently significantly less valuable.
Evaluating Your Persian Rug’s Authenticity
To test your Persian rug’s authenticity, you must determine whether it is handmade or not. Handmade Persian rugs are woven by skilled craftsmen, and each rug requires great talent and time to create.
A quality Persian rug will be hand-woven with quality silk or wool thread, and may have imperfections if it was in fact made with a wooden loom. Its design should also be unique; if your Persian rug’s design is completely identical to other rugs, chances are it was machine made.
The most genuine Persian rugs are made using Persian Senneh knot, a special knot made using two knots that combine to look like one. The Yazd Persian rugs from our collection are wonderful examples of fine hand-woven craftsmanship.
Part of the specialty of these weaves is that passing one strand under another can create a wide range of knots and patterns. The unique artistry is what makes these rugs so valuable and unique. For instance, the Bakhtiar Persian rug is made using 100 knots per square inch in order to lend it the authentic luxurious feel.
Persian rugs come in many variants of materials such as silk, wool, jute and others. Their rich texture and bright colors brighten up any room and add glamour. Persian rugs have intricate designs, the central piece and the border being their most important parts. Some use imperial golds and crimson reds, and others use more neutral browns and blues.
Persian rugs can be pricier than other rugs due to the amount of skill, time and effort that goes into creating each one of them. This uniqueness is part of what makes them so sought-after around the world.
Find the perfect Persian rug to add a special design touch to your home.