Latest comment: 9 years ago by Seokandasamy in topic persian

see also

I make "see also" part in some kind of popularity order till today(you may check it today date Feb 01, 2013) also added the Persian Carpet which was absent there, if any change you wanna make lets check it before here, Thank you. KhabarNegar (talk) 20:32, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Right now the order is as below:Flooring,Tapestry,William Morris,Floor cleaning,Oriental rugs,Berber carpet,Persian carpet,Gabbeh,Rug making,Fitted carpet,Stair rod,Afghan carpet,Caucasian carpets and rugs,Knots per sq cm,Heatsetting KhabarNegar (talk) 20:36, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
That would be purely original research as far as I can tell. --Ronz (talk) 20:51, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
I've cleaned up the list per WP:SEEALSO other than alphabetizing it. Given the purpose of the list, it should be alphabetized once again. --Ronz (talk) 21:02, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
It is OK now. (Being alphabetized is something optional, it have said it is preferred.) Anyway It is OK now. KhabarNegar (talk) 07:22, 1 February 2013 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and alphabetized it then. Thanks. --Ronz (talk) 17:54, 1 February 2013 (UTC) problem KhabarNegar (talk) 18:37, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Antique carpets

Here's an interesting one. I'm not sure if it's copyvio. It was created as a promo article for a carpet company. The history shows what's been happening. I saved it from deletion thinking there may be some salvageable content. Now, I'm not so sure what should become of it. Please take a look. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 13:54, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

It should have been speedy deleted as "Unambiguous advertising or promotion". --Ronz (talk) 15:31, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

The article is soon to be deleted. Here is the content in case some of it is salvageable.

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Antique carpets are no doubt, the oldest and the most refined manifestation of the skill in weaving. Originally, as the name suggests, Persian carpets and rugs came from Persia (the modern day Iran), where they were entitled “Kohorasaan Rugs” or Bukhara Rugs depending on where they were produced. Secrecy and Eastern tradition are almost concluded in these ancient rugs. The beautiful amalgamation of colors, complemented by sophisticated designs and intricate patterns have made handmade Persian rugs a product that exudes uniqueness, art and peace.

The art of weaving was kept a secret for a very long time where the skills were passed down from one generation to another, until Carpets and rugs manufacturing, like other handcrafted items, commercialized. Modern day Iran exports 80 per cent of the rugs that are produced there. Moreover, the industry of antique rugs that were manufactured many years ago, still flourishes as the demand for these rare and exquisite items increases.

Modern day carpets and rugs are produced on machines as well, like many other things that have attained a commercial value. These items too have become more of an industry than an art. However, this has by no means reduced the popularity of these rugs and carpets. Antique rugs are often the prized possession of the family and they are passed down to the next generation. While these are also a need that simply protect the feet against cold and damp, they have long since been a symbol of wealth in the homes of noblemen and Kings. In the present world, many companies are dedicated to preserving the originality of these rugs by maintaining and strengthening the fiber and wool, by cleaning and by fortifying the colors.


While contemporary rugs might be weaving animals and humans into patterns, Oriental rugs from Persia have characteristic designs involving overlapping vines, medallions ( a central one with more on the corners sometimes), cloud bands and geometric compartments. One reason could be the forbiddance of depicting humans and animals in Islam, which is the dominant religion in this part of the world. Majority of Tabriz rugs for example, have a central medallion that is complemented by more medallions at the corners and all of them are entwined in overlapping vines. Sometimes the intricacy is accentuated by combat and hunting scenes.

Herat rugs are characterized by dark green and blue borders on red field. They are adorned with scrolling vine and palmettes and were produced in the highest numbers.Kashan rugs are mostly produced by using silk and are the most expensive of the known Persian antique rugs. They are famous for depicting mountain hunters and their prey or combat scenes of the like.

Kerman rugs have been classified into seven major classes because of their origin of production and knotting styles. There are some symbols and motifs in Persian rugs that symbolize something. The Parrot for example, would mean escaping from danger and seeking protection. Peony would mean power and Peacocks would be an insignia of immortality. The Tree of Path is a reminder of Hell and Heaven while the Dog would depict protection trust and defence. The Mihrab would signify the door to paradise and it is still a part of many rugs and carpets that are used for performing religious obligations in Islamic families. The religion we see, influenced the design of Persian rugs to a great extent. It reminds us of The Renaissance period during which many of the paintings created by renowned artists carried secret messages to their brethren. Those who read rugs have asserted that some of these symbols might not be in their clear form, rather it would be a vague spot or few knots in the crude form.

Even the colours used in Ancient Rugs had a meaning. Gold for instance would mean power and wealth, while orange meant humility and piety. Courage, Joy, Luck, Wealth, Beauty and Faith were implied messages in the most commonly used field color; Red. Black that was usually only found in outlines meant mourning and destruction.

Production techniques and materials

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These tools using for manufacturing antique rugs

KPSI or Knots Per Square Inch is the number of knots weaved into one square inch of the carpet or rug. As a general rule, greater the number of knots, the more durable and the more expensive the rug is going to be because it reflects color in a better way and it is smoother. Valuable hand knotted ancient rugs are made from a single knot (that continues) because it makes the rug look flatter. Just like a screen with greater number of pixels gives a better picture, more knots on the rugs make the design look clearer.

Natural fibers used in the production of Persian antique rugs were animal and plant fibers, silk, jute, animal hair and sisal. Synthetic materials used in the production of rugs are rayon, acrylic, nylon, viscose and olefin.

The kind of material being used in the making is what the Persian rug derives its value from. If made from natural material, the rug is going to be high in value because these materials offer excellent durability, don’t carry allergic substances, don’t deteriorate or fade with time (at a pace as fast as synthetic) and stay clean longer and better because they do not imbibe dirt.

Ancient rugs are an expensive item all the same. This can be realized from the fact that one was sold in Germany for $20,000 in 1969. Given the time, this was quite lavish but then again, the feeling of grandeur, richness and wealth associated with these rugs are characteristic of the value that these rugs possess.

Rugs today

As far as handicrafts are concerned, rug weaving is by far the most lucrative industry in Iran and a well known industry abroad. Known for their richness of pattern, colors and style, these Persian rugs are a craving for many people who want to adorn their traditional homes with something that is an emblem of tradition in itself. Though modern rugs are mostly produced on machines, in Iran some places are still popular for their hand-woven rugs and carpets like Shiraz Rugs, Baluch Rugs and Wiss Rugs.

Rugs that were once a mere floor covering have now found their place on walls, thus anything that complements the decor has also found a place in the industry; like wall hangers for rugs and carpets. Contemporary rugs of the Persian style have combined designs from the old and newer versions. Better designing facilities and better modes of transportation have made it possible for rugs to find homes in places far away from their native lands, such as Northern America and Canada.

The Carpet Museum of Iran has successfully preserved the stories that can be unraveled by these items depicting culture, richness, beauty and grandeur. The history of Persian rug weaving is unfolded at this place.


Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:04, 30 July 2013 (UTC)


this is good — Preceding unsigned comment added by Seokandasamy (talkcontribs) 06:05, 30 July 2013 (UTC)