Q&A: How do you differentiate a Persian carpet from a Oriental carpet ?

March 29, 2013 by
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Tabriz Rugs
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Question by Jassi: How do you differentiate a Persian carpet from a Oriental carpet ?

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Answer by I8AShroom
There isn’t a difference. A Persian rug is a type of Oriental rug.

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  1. yowza on Fri, 29th Mar 2013 1:04 pm

    Oriental Rugs

    By the strictest definition, Oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted only in Asia. Iran, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal are some of the biggest rug exporters.

    Persian Rugs

    Persian rugs also are Oriental rugs but they are made only in Iran (formerly known as Persia). An authentic Persian rug or carpet is hand knotted. Persian rug designs were once named after the city in which they were created. As their popularity increased, these patterns became produced elsewhere and kept their original names. Tabriz, Hamadan, Gabbeh, Heriz and Dubba are some of the most popular designs that have kept their regional namesakes. Characteristics of a Persian rug include an unusually thick pile (up to 160 knots per square inch), extremely rich color combinations and unique designs.

    Many semi-antique rugs that have never been used are now entering the marketplace due to lifting the embargo against Iran in 2003. These rugs sat piled thousands high in warehouses until now.

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