Persian rugs date back to 2500 b.C. At the time, used as protection against the severe winter, these essential goods quickly came to forms of art and luxury items.
Through various periods and undergoing changes since its essence, the art of Persian carpets spread out all over the world, no longer an exclusive article on Iran and starting to be produced throughout the East.
This art comes to Europe in mid-1948. On that date, the carpets manufactured gain expression due to the support of the Pahlavi dynasty. Currently, the manufacture of oriental carpets is mostly mechanized. However, traditional techniques are still in some countries, being these items more expensive but of higher quality due to its corporate art.
The materials used for making carpets are wool, cotton and silk and the diversity of colors used is also subject to these prestige products. The warp and weft, as well as the nodes used are unique to these articles. Another peculiarity of Persian rugs is the illusory difference, according to the viewing angle and the incident light.
Before making a carpet is draw a “card” with the architecture of the article to prepare. In this card, the Master paints the provision of decoration and their motives. In most of these works of art, we find the secondary and primary edges, the field, the corners and the central medallion.
On the decoration of the carpets we may find geometric figures, representing the natural taste of the craftsman or the traditions of a tribe. The curvilinear or floral designs are the result of Islamic art to which they belong.