The true Persian rug must be originally hand-knotted in Persia (Iran). As for the typical Persian design, lots of the carpets have a floral motif in the middle (“a Persian garden”) and the colors are carefully mixed blues and reds. The meaning behind blue is royalty and red – worth and loved. Sometimes the central motif is surrounded by animal symbols on the edges. That is not the only pattern that can be seen on Persian rugs, there are lots of designs, some of them very detailed, some of them geometrical, but it is the quality that makes it an object of desire.
Silk Persian rugs are luxurious and pricey. It takes lots of silk worms and lots of human work to obtain the material. The craftsmanship and labor needed to complete one rug (it takes at least three months to weave one average size carpet) are also huge but worth every price.
With antique rugs, things like condition, craftsmanship, the materials used (kinds of wools), and most importantly the age denote the value of such rugs. However, a newly manufactured rug may be as expensive as the antique one.
A silk Persian rug is a masterpiece. It transforms any room, even the one with gorgeous furniture and exotic wooden floor, into a cozy place, the one you want to be in. As silk Persian rugs come in lots of colors and designs, you can change the ambience of the room with choosing a right rug.
Many interior designers say that each house should have a Persian rug to bring warmth into it. If you have one, let it “breathe” and do not put all the furniture on it. Make it visible for admiration, for you and your family and guests.