A real gem is a genuine Persian carpet. Due to the effects of mass manufacturing on the carpet business, handmade carpets from Iran are becoming more and more difficult to find, and skilled knotters are getting harder to find throughout the Middle East. Persian carpets are always of higher quality than carpets that are machine knotted.
Iran, which up until 1934 was formally known as Persia, is where Persian carpets are made. Despite the altered country name, the term for the carpets stayed the same because to the centuries-old tradition. No region that produces carpets can boast a craft legacy as old as Iran’s.
The fineness and sturdiness of the carpets, which have a stellar reputation around the world, are a reflection of the talent and experience of the carpet weavers.
The carpets are distinguished by their region and knotting density. Well-known provenances for very fine Persian rugs include Nain, Isfahan, and Tabriz. In addition to the famous regions, there are several others that are perhaps less known but are not necessarily of inferior quality.
Even today, each of these regions still brings characteristics of a certain style to its type of rug. For example, carpets from Moud are known either for their garden motifs or their so-called Herati pattern. Also, regions like Kerman, Kashan, or Bidjar are known to most of those who have already dealt with Persian rugs.