Persian Rugs are timeless. They elevate any room with their unique and traditional style. Persian Rugs are more than just a practical floor covering though, as they will last for years if well maintained. And did you know that they can even become more valuable as they age? How often does a home good appreciate in value? These rugs are made differently than many other synthetic rugs you see on the market. Let’s break down how Persian Rugs are made in a little more detail.
Materials in a Persian Rug
Traditionally, Persian Rugs were made entirely by hand with silk, making them affordable only to the most exclusive members of society. Why? Because silk was a very expensive material to purchase. Nowadays, Persian Rugs are available in a wider area and to a wider geographic range of people due to economic improvements worldwide. In addition, Persian Rugs can be made with several materials including cotton, sheep’s wool, and even still occasionally, silk.
For example, today cotton is the most common material in the base of a Persian Rug. Wool is the more common pile material, as it can withstand daily use more effectively than cotton. And of course, silk options create a luxurious experience unrivaled by machine-woven rugs.
Dyes in Persian Rugs
Each strand, no matter which material is being used, is dyed before being knotted onto the rug warp. In their beginning, vegetable dyes were used to color the material. Because of their natural pigment, these colors tended to fade with age if they weren’t treated properly.
Now, chemical dyes are the standard as modern chemical dyes have been created to withstand wear and tear and even last despite regular cleaning.
The foundation of a Persian Rug
The fundamental structure of a Persian Rug forms the foundation by which it is created. Individual strands are knotted onto the warp, or the strands that run vertically along the rug. In between these rows of knots is the weft, or what keeps the knots from shifting.
Each row of the weft is then combed and beaten down, on either side of a row of knots, creating a tightly compacted pile that can withstand lots of wear and tear including daily use in a modern home.
What makes a Persian Rug special
Persian rugs are painstakingly knotted by hand, by artisans who have spent years honing their skills. Many times, these skills have been passed down generation by generation, allowing you to pick out rugs from specific regional locations. Additionally, this attention to detail and level of skill ensures the absolute highest quality rug that money can buy.
Rug Source has an unmatched selection of Persian Rugs for you to choose from Regardless of your room colors, sizing needs, and personal style it’s likely we have a Persian Rug that will meet your needs. We source our Persian Rugs only from those who follow these age-old, proven techniques and will never compromise on quality.
If you’re looking for a Persian Rug for your home, let us know. Give us a call at 980-422-4080, visit our website selection HERE, or stop by our showroom and browse our current selections. And of course, if you need us to look for something special for your home, we’d be happy to help!