Persian carpets are traditionally known for their tremendous variety in design, color, size, and weave.
Moreover, they are known for the uniqueness of each and every rug produced. Rugs are generally named after the
village, town or district where they are woven or collected, or by the weaving tribe in the case of nomadic pieces.
Each rug's particular pattern, palette, and weave are uniquely linked with the
indigenous culture, and weaving techniques are specific to an identifiable geographic area or nomadic tribe.
A Silk & Wool Baluch Persian Rug
Persian carpet exports began in the 16th century. Starting in the 1850s, American, English and German firms
established new factories in Mashed, Tabriz, Kerman, and Sultanabad (now Arak), thereby ensuring the art form's
continued development. Under Reza Shah Pahlavi, royal factories were established to utilize the finest materials
and methods of manufacture.