The History of Persian Carpeting Flooring

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Persian carpeting flooring is a key part of Persian culture. These distinctive carpets and rugs are one of the most well known facets of Persian culture and art and stem from ancient times (as far back as 500 B.C.). Iranian carpets are considered to be some of the finest in the world and are a beautiful addition to any home or office.

The carpet industry in Iran engages some 5 million workers and produces carpets for international and domestic markets. One of the largest Persian carpets is the “Carpet of Wonder” in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman; at 4343 square meters, it took four years, 600 workers and 12 million man hours of work to complete!

Persian carpets are traditionally hand-made of tightly woven wool and feature symmetrical knots (“Turkish” or “Ghiordes”) or asymmetrical knots (“Persian” or “Senneh”). Carpet designs are usually symmetrical, and common motifs include Boteh, Gul, Herati, Mina-Khani, Rosette and Shah Abbasi.

Persian Karastan area rugs feature an array of intricate and colorful patterns, designs and motifs — everything from historic Islamic buildings and monuments, spirals, flowers, vases, stripes and geometrics to panel, paisley, tree and fish patterns.