Collection: Antique Persian Rugs

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More About Antique Persian Rugs

Antique Persian rugs are hand woven carpets that were made in Iran (formerly known as Persia) during the 19th and early 20th centuries. They are highly prized for their intricate designs, vivid colors, and exquisite craftsmanship.

Antique Persian rugs are typically made using natural fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton, and are woven on a loom by skilled artisans. They are known for their durability and can last for generations if well-maintained.

Each antique Persian rug is unique, with its own pattern, color scheme, and size. Some of the most well-known styles of antique Persian rugs include Tabriz, Kashan, Kerman, and Isfahan, each with its own distinctive features and design elements.

Antique Persian rugs are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, and are a timeless decorative item for homes and businesses, adding warmth and elegance to any space.

How To Tell if a Persian Rug is Authentic

Determining the authenticity of an antique Persian rug can be challenging, however, there are several key factors to consider when trying to determine the authenticity of a Persian rug:

  • Look for hand-knotting: Authentic Persian rugs are typically hand-knotted, which means that each individual knot is tied by hand. This creates a unique and irregular pattern on the back of the rug. Machine-made rugs, on the other hand, have a uniform and consistent pattern on the back.
  • Check the materials: Persian rugs are traditionally made using natural materials such as wool, silk, and cotton. An original Persian rug is made of high quality natural fibers that are consistent throughout the rug.
  • Examine the design: Persian rugs are known for their intricate designs and patterns with great attention to detail, however  when the design appears 100% symmetrical, it can be a sign that the rug may have been machine-made.
  • Check the fringe: Authentic Persian rugs may have a fringe that is an extension of warps itself, rather than a separate piece that has been sewn on. The fringe should be hand-knotted and not glued or sewn onto the rug.

The process of determining the authenticity of a Persian rug can be complex, and it is important to take the time to carefully examine the rug and seek out expert advice if necessary.

Antique Persian Rugs from Mehraban

Antique Persian Doroksh

The exquisite Antique Persian Doroksh rug, featuring an intricate design that exudes timeless elegance. This rug, with a size of 13' 7" X 20' 1", is perfect for larger rooms and serves as a stunning centerpiece for any living room or dining area.

Crafted from 100% wool using traditional hand-knotting techniques, this rug is a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Persian artisans. The pile weave texture adds depth and richness to the design, making it a truly luxurious addition to any decor.

As part of our Antique/Vintage collection, this Doroksh rug is a genuine piece that has withstood the test of time. Originating from Iran, it is a rare and beautiful find that is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

This antique Persian Doroksh rug features an intricate pattern and beautiful colors that are sure to captivate anyone who sets their eyes on it. It is a masterpiece that adds a touch of sophistication to any room. 

Antique Persian Kerman

The Antique Persian Kerman rug exemplifies the intricate designs and high-quality craftsmanship of Persian rugs. This rug, with a size of 9' 8" X 16' 0", is an ideal fit for any medium to large sized room, adding a touch of luxury to your living space.

Crafted from 100% wool using traditional hand-knotting techniques, this Kerman rug is a genuine work of art. The pile weave texture adds depth and richness to the design, making it a luxurious addition to any decor.

The Kerman design, known for its intricate floral patterns and vibrant colors, is one of the most sought-after styles of Persian rugs. This rug, with its stunning floral motif and delicate details, is a true masterpiece that will elevate the aesthetic of any room.