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Antique rug is a ancient rugs

Rug weaving is an old art that existed in Persia during 500 B.C. It went through many changes from its inception to its adaptation by other neighboring countries. Archaeologists have been unable to find much evidence in form of carpets and rugs because with time wool, silk and other organic material used in weaving decays. A few worn out pieces have not sufficed in providing enough evidence for useful discoveries.

It is quite possible that people, who were not in contact with each other, started making rugs at the same time at different places. It is equally likely that carpet weavers travelled from place to place, offering their skilful services to create a masterpiece for people who could afford what was considered “frugal” in those times.

On basis of these worn out pieces found in Egypt, it can be safely concluded that the art of flat weaving existed 4000 years ago. In Middle East and other parts of Asia, it existed long before 2000 BC. Ancient nomadic tribes of Central and West Asia were inclined towards the use of woolen carpets against severe cold. Weaving itself, is one of the oldest crafts of the world, that has also been mentioned in Old Testament. Document evidence for weaving in Persia belongs to the period of Sassanid Dynasty which ruled the region, for around four centuries, beginning in the third century.

Rugs were also being woven in China two thousand years ago, however, this did not develop as a proper industry until the mid of eighteenth century.

The earliest antique rug found comes from Safavid dynasty (1501–1736) in the 16th century. The oldest known carpet is called “The Pazryk Carpet” and is approximately 2400 years old. It has a complicated geometrical design with estimated 225 knots per square inch. In Iran, major producers of antique rugs were Herat (1525–1650), Kashan (1525–1650), Kerman (1600–1650) and Tabriz (1500-1550). The industry saw many ups and downs as it was occupied by different dynasties, however, it survived the changes.

MaryPace (talk) 06:33, 22 May 2016 (UTC)