Persian Carpets Guide
Since time immemorial they have been the queens of the most elegant floors.
There is no list of weddings that boasts that it does not have one or two Persian rugs and if they are inherited or bought in antiquarian and auctions, are even more desired, it is said that the more used the more elegant.
Before thinking about where to place them or if we want them in our decoration we must know what are the characteristics of these wonderful works of ancient craftsmanship. And then in the modern decorations, so that the Persian rugs are not displaced, we see the keys so that they can be integrated into any decoration.
If the colors are too garish and the threads are synthetic and of poor quality, it is seen that they are false at first sight, so the decoration does not matter, they will always look bad. Delicate, carefully made in silk or virgin wool, they demand a very special attention, the secret of their handmade production has passed from generation to generation.
Although it is known that the Persians used insects and vegetable remains to make them more resistant, we should not forget that they were designed to cover the soil of the reins of this nomadic people.
The raw materials used to make Persian rugs are wool, silk and cotton.
Wool and silk are mostly used for the velvet of the carpet, and rarely in the warp and weft, which are usually made of cotton. Sheep and lamb wool are highly valued, especially long fiber.
It is called kurk to wool of good quality, and tabachi to what we call wool eraser. The most reputable wools come from Khorasan or the luras and Kurds.
Cotton is used exclusively for warp and weft. There are some types of carpet, such as those of Qom or Na’in, in which a silk thread is mixed with the velvet wool. In the most valuable carpets velvet is also silk.
In some ancient rugs, gold, silver or silk threads were used, surrounded by a precious metal thread, hence the enormous figures obtained in international auctions.
Currently, the warp and weft are always cotton, saved the nomadic carpets that you can get in bazaars or specialty stores.
The knot of the Persian carpet is asymmetric, simple and achieves a very delicate effect. Depending on the area, the carpets have different motifs, for example, the nomadic carpets woven by the Gashgai tribes in Shiraz in southwestern Iran have simple geometric figures and often several rhombuses in the middle of the carpet field.
All these carpets are knotted by hand (hand Knotted) and therefore may have irregularities in size not being exactly the standard measurements. Being handmade carpets are unique pieces and therefore the designs vary from one carpet to another.
Being a lover of decorations that integrate old pieces with modern and different styles;
I think Persian rugs are a piece that adapts to any decoration and does not go unnoticed. it will end up being the protagonist of your living room.