Origin of the Persian rug
Persian rugs are some of the oldest Oriental rugs
around. The oldest pieces that have been discovered originated in Eastern Turkestan, dating back to the Third to Fifth centuries AD. The primary pattern of the Persian carpet is represented by a medallion while the design in the background of the Oriental rug appears inferior, creating an illusion that the medallion is "floating" across the canvas. The rug’s outer composition is surrounded by stripes, or borders in most cases. These borders vary from carpet to carpet, yet normally there is one wide boundary surrounded by minor boundaries.
A Peak into the Artistry: Design, Style, & Color
The popularity behind Persian carpets
is steeped in their tremendously unique and different approach in design, color, style, and size. If we take a typical Persian Oriental rug, we can see that the main border is often outlined with an intricate and detailed rectilinear or curvilinear design. When it comes to the minor border, the stripes show simpler designs such as winding vines and tangling motifs. The traditional Persian border display has been highly preserved through time with only a few changes and variations being employed upon modern rugs. They are modified to give the effect where the field invades onto the main border.
Design isn’t the only unique aspect involved in the construction and finalized product of a Persian rug. The natural dyes used to create the coloring are extracted from plants, roots and other natural substances. Furthermore, a rug’s size impacts its overall pricing and aesthetic scope. Both color and size have a massive impact on what Persian rug would be the best fit for whatever area of your household you’re hoping to display it.
Materials and weave technique
What exactly goes into the making of a quality Oriental rug? Most Oriental carpets are generally made from five basic materials: wool, cotton, silk, jute and animal hair.
In order to begin crafting a rug, one needs at least basic knowledge about warps and wefts—key items within the weaving process of a rug. For starters, warps are well-built, bulky threads of cotton, wool, or silk which run through the rug length-wise. Similarly, threads which run under or over the warps, width-wise, are called wefts.
The end product between materials and weaving procedures is one of the utmost beauty. Even though Persian carpets are made in various shapes and sizes, certain styles are extremely popular among buyers. Some of them include the Kashan rug
which is about 9 x 13, the Tabriz
Floral measuring 10 x 13 and the Heriz
style with 7 x 10.