Tabriz rugs have been in existence since the 9-10th century. For generations, Tabriz rugs have become known for their diverse designs, from medallion, Herati/Mahi, to figural, pictorial, and even 3-d shaped rugs. Antique Tabriz rugs, with picture images, are very desirable and are of high quality. Tabriz rugs come in different sizes, and many different colors, mostly blue, red, black and cream/ivory. Tabriz carpet represents various kinds of art such as ornamental patterns, scenes of falconry or images of a ferocious lion and images of fragments of palaces and mosques, scenes of battles.
The unmistakable Bokhara rug are recognized for their deep shades of red, burgundy, plum, and the occasional blue or green. Octagonal shapes displayed are also referred to as an �elephants foot�, they are diverse in color ranging from dark blue to ivory. The high hand knotted pile of wool used to create Bokhara rugs gives them a soft plush feel.
The word "chobi" itself is Farsi for "color like wood." Our Chobis tend to have large geometric floral patterns and they are all hand knotted of hand spun wool. The dyes are made entirely from hand gathered fruits, vegetables, roots, tree barks and dried fruit shells, making Chobis the most labor-intensive of all of our carpets. Natural Dye Chobis are renowned for their lanolin-rich luster and stunning natural coloring. Their colors range from soft muted tans, browns to rich coppers, deep maroons, and sage greens. Our natural dyeing techniques have been refined over the years to ensure a natural dye that is steadfast and long-lasting. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give rugs their distinctive antique look.
Kazak Rugs are popular for their stunning geometric designs & high quality dyes. Kazak patterns tend to be red, yellow/gold and blue. Designs include, but are not limited to animals, flowers, medallions, & iconic figures such as geometric people/ and animals & symbolic motifs.
Kazak (Kazakh, Kasak, Gazakh, Qazax). These rugs are woven by settled Armenians as well as nomadic Kurds, Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Lurs. There are various designs that consist of medallions, diamonds, latch-hooked zig-zags and other geometric shapes. However, it is the wonderful rich colors which make them stand out from other rugs.
Nain rugs are made with mostly beautiful muted colors, predominantly beige, dark blue, light blue, burgundy, green, ivory and many more. Nain rugs do not only use wool as their foundation. Silk is often used as highlighting the details of the design. These rugs are very elegant are sought after.
Nahavand rugs comes from the city of Nahavand in Persia. These rugs have a tribal style look, often using floral medallions and a variety of vegetable dyed colors such as reds, blues, greens and different shades of ivory. Nahavand rugs are made with very high quality wool, which gives it a shine. They are very durable rugs that will last a lifetime.
Isfahan rugs date back to the seventeenth century. Isfahan was then the capital of Persia. These rugs are known to be classic and are hand knotted with either silk or wool foundations. They use variety vegetable dye colors such as reds, blues, ivory, beige, black and much more. Isfahan rugs are one of the highest quality rugs in the world.
William Morris design are part of arts and crafts movement often including natural forms. These 19th and early 20th century designs are distinctive for their stylized natural forms, their symmetry and their vibrant colors. William Morris patterns are based on nature such thistles, ginkgo leaves, willow trees and flowers. These modern hand knotted rugs are woven with high quality wool, silk or both.
Overdyed rugs have become popular, because of their vibrant colors and vintage look. Each one is unique; there are no two alike. They are hand knotted and are made through a natural dye process. After this process is completed the end result is an oversaturated color.
Bokharas are a type of handmade Pakistani rug; also known as Bukharas or Bokaras. Most are based on Turkmen prototypes called Tekkes. Pakistani Bokhara rugs are among the most popular handmade rugs in the world. They are popular for their soft, luxurious feel, heavy pile, attractive colors and appearance that consist of repeating octagonal figures called guls, usually on fields of burgundy red, gray blue, or sometimes green.
The nature-inspired color palette of Serapi/Heriz rugs gives them an antique look, which has historically sought after for many years. They commonly feature intricate medallions, followed by abstract florals and geometric designs. What makes the Serapi/Heriz so desirable, is their high endurance and longevity under high traffic. Serapi/Heriz rugs are constructed by a labor intensive hand knotting process, made from thick plush piles of wool.
Favored for their ample size rustic antique look, Ziegler rugs offer more conservative patterns and color combinations. Though they are not named after a particular tribe, or city they are named after designer Ziegler. They Illustrate detailed pictures of trees, and floral designs. Throughout time they adapted more the western tastes, in order to create balance scale in a homes dcor and furnishings.
Heriz (Herez, Serapi) The most beautiful Rugs were woven in Heriz design itself For the last 100 years. The Heriz carpet designs have remained the same, with only small variations in color pallets and density of the design. The late 19th Century Rug (called Serapis) was of fewer details and softer colors and with time designs became denser with added jewel tone color pallets. Even though Sarouk carpets changed style later on, Heriz weavers stayed with the geometric pattern till now. However, Heriz was also a center of production of some of the best handmade carpets with both geometric and curvilinear floral patterns. A special heirloom wash produces the subtle color variations that give rugs their distinctive antique look.
Heriz/Serapi rugs are a style of Persian rugs deriving from northwest Iran. Heriz/Serapi rugs are among the most desirable rugs, due to their durable nature under heavy wear and tear. Weavers of Heriz/Serapi rugs often portray geometric patterns or medallions in their designs. They often have an antique style, and come in a vast variety of colors. Heriz/Serapi rugs are hand knotted from thick piles of wool, which gives them a soft plush feel.
Gabbeh rugs are hand-spun wool in both the pile and the foundation, as well as all natural dyes. Simple, colorful geometric patterns, abstract scenery, child-like representations of people and animals, different colors, reds, blue, greens ,yellow, purple. Modern technology has improved the dye process to allow a wider range of colors as well as more stable and easier to care for colors.