Rug weaving was started by ancient civilizations for mere architecture. Nowadays, they are made for any purposes. Take the case of oriental rugs that are used to add value to a house and to keep dirt away from certain areas. Persian oriental rugs are truly a meticulous hand-made work of art. Because these rugs are already part of Persian’s culture, the work of weaving them is not just about making money but a glory to their civilization.
Persian oriental rugs are classified into different kinds. They are normally named after the tribal name or city where they came from. Take the case of Afshar rugs. They are smaller in sized compared to other varieties. Mostly, they are created with beautiful geometric pattern. Some of the most common patterns are multiple medallions in the shape of a diamond, botehs, chicken like motifs, and gul farangi. The colors vary too. Some comes in dark red, brown, reddish brown, dark blue, dark reddish blue, ocher, burnt orange, and camel. Mostly, they are available in wool although cottons are sometimes used.
Other kind of Persian oriental rugs that obtained the fantasy of people all over the world are the Tabriz Rugs. These mostly come in curvilinear designs although geometric details can be found too. With these rugs, the symmetric knots are very common. The rugs are available in various colors although the boarders are commonly found in pink, ivory, beige, peach, and camel. If you are the kind who likes pastel colors then this type is for you. The motifs are available in various colors like yellow, blue, green, lavender, and orange. Silk and wool piles are usually the foundations.