Wool and Silk rugs are known for their lustrous shiny fibers, and fabulously soft finish. Often times during the weaving process, a blend of silk and wool is used to weave the rugs. The patterns of silk rugs range from abstract modern designs, to traditional designs. The silk can be used to highlight details of the rug helping them stand out.
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.
Gabbeh rugs are hand knotted to reflect tribal and other patterns such as solids, and nomadic designs. The simplistic "child-like" bold designs of Gabbeh rugs is what makes them perfectly suitable for any decor. Gabbeh rugs are made from high-quality wool and have a high density of knots. Gabbeh rugs are hand-knotted and eco-friendly, because only natural dyes are used in their production.�
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.
Bidjar (Bijar) is a town in Persian Kurdistan located in north-west Persia. They are very heavy in relation to their size, and very thick and durable. The color palate is very rich making them very desirable amongst designers. Bidjar weavers have perfected a style of rug weaving that result in getting their nickname "Iron Rugs". They get this nickname because they are one of the toughest rugs in the world. Colors vary with blue, red, brown, light blue, pink, yellow, orange, beige and ivory.
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.
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.