By popular search, our authentic Persian rugs and Persian carpets have been separated from other hand knotted and large Oriental rugs on our Large Rugs & Carpets site for ease of browsing.
Rugs made in Ardebil Iran.
Ardabīl: Ardabīl is a province located in the Northwest of Iran. The East border of Ardebil is very close to the Caspian Sea, only buffered by the Gilan Province. On the Western border, is the East Azerbaijan border, an...
Persian Bakhtiari Rugs and Carpets made in and around Bakhtiari Iran.
Bakhtiari: A southern Persia group, both settled and nomadic, the latter now a minority. Villages of the Bakhtiari are in and around the area of Chahar Mahal. Migratory, t...
Persian Bakshaish rugs and Persian Bakshaish carpets woven in and around the area of Bakshaish, Iran.
Bakhshaish: A village in East Azerbaijan (Northwest Iran), Iran in close proximity to Heriz. Bakshaish is widely known carpet weaving from the...
Persian Bibikabad rugs and Persian Bibikabad carpets woven in and around the Hamadan region of Iran.
Persian Bijar rugs and Persian Bijar carpets woven in and around the area of Bijar, Iran.
Alternate spelling: Bijar , Bidjar
Bijar (Bidjar): Located in Northwest Iran and primarily of Kurdish population, Bijar is an important rug center with...
Rugs made in the Feraghan plains of Iran
Feraghan Carpets: A distinct group of rugs woven in the Feraghan Plains region of Persia in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Feraghan carpets often feature a repeating Herati (mahi-mahi) motif, with a...
Persian Hamadan rugs and Persian Hamadan carpets made in and around the area of Hamadan, Iran.
Persian Heriz rugs and Persian Heriz carpets woven in and around the area of Heriz, Iran.
Heriz: A famous region of Persian rug production based in Northwest Iran. Carpets attributed to Heriz often encompass carpets made in and around the a...
Persian Karaja rugs and Persian Karaja carpets woven in and around the area of Karaja, in Northwest Iranian Azerbaijan Province near Heriz. Rugs woven in Karaja are often known for relatively geometric and rectilinear design motifs, strong central ...
Persian Kashan rugs and Persian Kashan carpets woven in and around the area of Kashan, Iran.
Kashan: An important weaving center for Persian rug production from the 16th century onward. The Golden Age of Persian rug production revolved around t...
Persian Kazvin rugs and Persian Kazvin carpets woven in and around the area of Kazvin, Iran.
Alternate spelling: Ghazvin, Kazvin , Qasvin, Qazvin.
About Kerman Rugs / Kirman Rugs
Kerman is both a city and capitol of the Kerman Province in southern central Iran. Many of the districts of Kerman city are surrounded by mountains, while the northern region is located in desert area. After the overthrow ...
Among the finest name brand production of Persian carpets evidenced in early through late 20th century production are those made under the label & signature Cyrus Crown® carpets.
Rugs made in Kerman Iran under the Cyrus Crown® brand were o...
Persian Khorassan rugs and Persian Khorassan carpets woven in and around the area of Khorassan, Iran.
Khorassan: A Province in Northeast Iran most popular for carpet weaving of Mashad.
Alternate Spellings: Khorassan , Khurasan.
Persian Mahal rugs and Persian Mahal carpets woven in and around the area of Mahal, Iran.
Persian Mehrivan rugs and Persian Mehrivan carpets woven in and around the area of Mehrivan, Iran. Our Mehrivan rug section is for Northwest Persian rugs made in the immediate area of Mehrivan, excluding Ahar, Bakshaish, Gorevan, Heriz, & Lanbaran.
Persian Meshed rugs and Persian Meshed carpets made in and around the area of Meshed (Masshad) Iran.
Persian Meshkabad rugs and Persian Meshkabad carpets woven in and around the area of Meshkabad, Iran.
Persian Meshkin Rugs and Meshkin Carpets made in and around the Northwest Persian area of Meskin.
Persian rugs and carpets woven in Iran.
Persian Hoseinabad rugs and Persian Hoseinabad carpets made in and around the area of Hoseinabad, Iran.
Persian Qum rugs and Persian Qum carpets woven in and around the area of Qum, Iran.
Alternate spellings: Ghom, Ghoum, Qom, Qum .
About Sarouk Rugs
Located north of the Sultanabad region of Iran, Sarouk became an important producer of Persian rugs from the very early 19th century forward.
Alternate spelling: Saruk, Saruq, Sarook, Sarouk , Sarough,
Including Sarouk rug ...
Among the finest Sarouk carpets manufactured are those made on Dilmaghani looms. Such carpets may be identifiable by fine staple wool and finely detailed motifs. Further exclusive production by the firm may be identified by all formally noted characteristics...
Persian Shiraz rugs and Persian Shiraz carpets woven in and around Southwestern Iran.
Persian Tabriz rugs and Persian Tabriz carpets woven in and around the area of Tabriz, Iran. Tabriz is the fifth largest city in Iran, and the capital of East Azerbaijan Province. Located in the Northwest region of Iran between the Eynali and Sahand m...
Cyrus Crown® Tabriz carpets made to the specifications of Dilmaghani. Higher quality quality standards through the order of Dilmgahani commissioned to the workshops of Tabatabai in Tabriz, Iran. Dilmaghani Cyrus Crown® production included double signature c...
Persian Yezd rugs and Persian Yezd carpets woven in and around the area of Yezd, Iran.
Alternate spellings: Yazd, Yezd .
An authentic Persian rug and genuine Persian carpet is a rug of Persian or Iranian origin, usually woven by Persian or Iranian weavers. The Persians are known for their deeply rooted history in the artisan craft of hand knotting carpets for many, many centuries. Among the most famous historical carpets are those created by Persian people.
Persian Rug Types
Persian rug types most often can be divided into four main weaving groups: Nomadic, tribal, village or workshop.
Persian nomadic and tribal weavers rarely weave rugs larger than nine feet wide by twelve feet long. Persian workshop carpets, especially those of the 19th through mid 20th century especially are known for their larger rug sizes.
Persian Rug Designs
Often, traditional Persian rug designs can be classified as floral/curvilinear or rectilinear/geometric and uni-directional (asymmetric) or symmetric.
Persian Rug Motif and Style
Persian rug motifs and styles often follow prescribed layout (outside in): Small border(s), main border, small border(s), field. Field motifs often follow descriptions such as:
- Center medallion(s) with ‘open’ or ‘covered’ field.
- Allover pattern
- Repeating pattern
- Center medallion with allover pattern
Other types of motifs and styles include pictorial & prayer.
Persian Rug Sizes
Persian rugs are made in virtually every size and shape. There are names specifically assigned to certain sizes. For example, ‘Pushti’ is for rugs sized 2′x3′ in size. ‘Dozar’ is the name given to rugs in the area rug size near 4’6″ x 7′. Most common large Persian Rug sizes are: 12′x15′, 12′x18′, 12′x20′, 12′x22′, 12′x24′
Our Persian rugs and Persian Carpets:
We have one of the largest selections of Persian rugs in North America including vintage, semi-antique & antique. Our specialty includes rare, unusual and hard to find sizes from Persian weaving areas. Types, styles and origins of our Persian rugs include Abadeh, Arak, Ardebil, Bakshaish, Baktiari, Bijar, Biblikabad, Guba, Hamadan, Heriz, Mehrivan, Meshkin, Nain, Kashan, Kazvin, Kerman, Qum, Sarouk, Senna, Serbend, Tabriz and more.