Persian Style Rugs
If you are familiar with Persian rugs, then you already know there is nothing quite like them. They’re known for being breathtakingly beautiful, expertly constructed, durable and very high quality. Depending on a variety of factors, such as age, size and artisanship, a Persian area rug can be worth thousands or millions of dollars. Traditionally, Persian area rugs are handmade and top quality. In fact, many rug connoisseurs consider Persian rugs the finest Oriental rugs on the market, but that is really a matter of personal taste, as we offer many other kinds of affordable, beautiful rugs. While traditional Persian rugs are made by hand, less expensive, machine-made rugs are also available. If this is your first time shopping for Persian rugs for sale, you may be nervous about your upcoming purchase. There is no reason to be concerned, however, because the sales experts at Rug Source will help you during every step of the buying process. From determining which rug will work in the space you are shopping for to picking a color scheme to finding cheap rugs at the right price point and more, we are here to serve you. Guide to Buying Persian Rugs To help you purchase a Persian style rug you will love for years to come, we have put together a brief guide you can refer to during the buying process. If you have questions about the information we have provided or a topic that’s not covered in our guide, we encourage you to contact us at RugSource.com. We are always happy to answer any questions you have because we want you to make an informed purchase you will be happy with. Here is our guide for buying Persian rugs: Background: Persian rugs are produced in Iran, the country that makes about 75 percent of the world’s hand-woven rugs. A Persian rug is distinct from rugs made in other countries based on the knot used in the rug’s construction. Larger rugs are referred to as Q-li or Farsh while rugs that are less than 6 feet by 4 feet are called Qa-licheh.
Shape and Design:
Persian rugs usually have a rectangular shape, but round ones are also available. You will see rugs in many different colors, and they boast a wide array of nice-looking patterns and designs. Many of the designs you will notice on Persian rugs have been handed down from generation to generation. There are four primary patterns that are used to make these rugs, including an allover pattern, a central medallion pattern, a compartment layout and a one-sided pattern. The motifs on Persian rugs indicate the specific regions where they were produced. Genuine Persian Style Rugs: One of the biggest concerns many people have is whether a given Persian rug is genuine. To determine if a rug is vintage, you should look at its label and patterns, as well as the knots used to make the rug.
In some cases, where you buy a Persian rug is almost as important as the rug you buy. You should invest some time in finding a dealer you trust and one that will thoroughly explain the options are available to you. Rug Source has been helping homeowners, businesses and designers purchase Persian rugs for more than 10 years and we will be happy to help you, too.
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Bokhara rugs are a type of Oriental rug with a unique design. What makes this design distinct — whether you’re talking about Pakistan Bokhara rugs or Bokhara rugs made in Iran — is that each one typically features side-by-side rows of guls (a medallion design) surrounded by decorative geometric patterns. Because of this, Bokhara Oriental rugs are easy to spot and widely beloved throughout the world.
Rug Source stocks a large variety of Bokhara rugs for sale, available in various color schemes and sizes. Find everything from small, 1-foot-by-2-foot designs to large, 10-foot-by-14-foot Bokhara area rugs. Known for their high quality, beauty and durability, these pieces make exquisite focal points anywhere they’re placed.
A Basic Guide to Buying Bokhara Rugs
When you’re looking for a quality Bokhara rug, there are several factors to consider. You want to choose a rug you’ll love for many years to come. To help you through the buying process, we’ve created this brief guide for you to reference while shopping.
If you have any questions not covered below, please contact us anytime. Our experts are happy to answer your questions and help you find the kind of Bokhara rugs you’ll love for a lifetime.
The term Bokhara comes from a location in Central Asia where the Tekke and Salor tribes lived. It’s come to be used to describe what are considered Tekke-faced rugs, which may incorporate ideas from both tribes. That’s because, when the Tekke conquered the Salor tribe, many historians believe they assimilated with the Salors’ ideas. Today, Bokhara rugs are made in many parts of the world, including Pakistan, Iran, India, Turkey, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Shape and Design:
A Bokhara rug is typically rectangular in shape, although there are some that are square. You will see varieties in many color schemes, and the specific style and feel will depend on where the rug was made.
Pakistani Bokharas, which tend to use a predominantly cotton base, are some of the most popular handmade rugs anywhere. They feature a soft, thick pile, as well as a luxurious feel.
Central Asian Bokharas usually are mostly made of wool, and they feature a tighter, denser pile.
There are also Afghani Bokharas made with wool, cotton or silk bases, usually in reddish colors.
Finding Genuine Bokhara Area Rugs at Rug Source
When it comes to antique Bokhara rugs, there’s no better place than Rug Source. As the largest online retailer of area rugs, we promise the lowest online prices and even offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Our rugs are priced 60 to 70 percent below retail and 30 to 40 percent lower than our direct competitors. Browse our online catalog or visit our showroom in Charlotte to find something that’s perfect for you, whatever your aesthetics or budget.
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