A real Persian rug is a real treasure. Handmade carpets from Iran have become more and more scarce, as mass production has also affected the carpet industry and experienced knotters are becoming increasingly rare in the Middle East. Industrially knotted carpets never reach the quality of Persian carpets.
Persian carpets come from Iran, which was officially called Persia until 1934. The centuries-old tradition led to the fact that the name for the carpets remained the same despite the changed country name. No carpet-producing region in the world can look back on a crafts tradition as long as that of Iran. The skill and experience of the carpet weavers is reflected in the fineness and durability of the carpets and enjoys an excellent reputation all over the world.
The carpets are distinguished by their region and knotting density. Well-known provenances for very fine Persian carpets include Nain, Isfahan and Tabriz. In addition to the well-known regions, there are a number of others that are perhaps less known, but not necessarily of inferior quality. Even today, each of these regions stills 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.