Collection: Persian Rugs

'The very word Persian is a synonym for opulence, splendor, gorgeousness. From the Aladin's cave of the mystical East, therefore, we may still hope to gather treasure and spoil.' (The Oriental Rug by W.D. Ellwanger. Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903)
Persia occupies a pivotal position among the rug producing countries, with Turkey to the West, the Caucasus to the North, and Afghanistan and central Asia to the East. The term Persian has become synonymous with oriental rugs, since in the 19th and early 20th centuries Persia became the largest exporter of rugs to the West. The distinct designs of Persian carpets and the envied quality of Persian wool and dyes coupled with a tradition of fine craftmanship have earned these rugs their reputation as the finest examples of the knotted art.
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