Every country has something unique to offer that is exclusive to that one country only. Wholesale Persian rugs are special to Iran and it is one of the most common souvenirs bought from Iran.
Things to know about Persian rugs
Persian antique rugs are commonly bought by people as a way to connect to the culture of Iran and as well as to give an aura of warmth to one’s house.
- The Aura
As you walk in the bazaars of carpets and the sellers call at you from every corner of the market, you might feel lost and confused. If you are in Iran and then looking for your favorite or the best Persian antique rug for your house, the foreign element of an alien country might throw you off. Here are some of the top things about Persian rugs that will help you.
- Knot Count
You wouldn’t want to be cheated by the seller so it is wise to know if a rug is actually hand-made or not. A good rug is said to have 120 knots per square inch and remember that the higher the knots, the more intricate the design is going to be and the more expensive it is going to be too.
A rug with high knots is a densely woven rug which takes a lot of time and skill. Lesser knots mean that the rug is of a much simpler design. The number of knots on the rug doesn’t say anything about the quality but only about the design and the skill of the rug weaver. The best way to find about the knots is to flip the rug and look at the underside of the rug before buying it.
- Color: Artificial or Natural
Persian rugs are either made from natural dyes or chemical dyes and it is good to know before buying what kind of rug you are buying.
Traditional rugs or carpets are usually made from natural dyes such as the blues are from the Indigo plant or the reds from certain insects. Artificial or natural, both kinds of dyes are considered to be durable and of high quality.
Dark or hot pink kind of colors are usually the product of chemicals but if you want to be sure than bend the rug and look at the fiber. In natural dyes, each thread will show a variance in color while the others will be colored evenly. You need to know what kind of dye is being used so that you know how you will need to clean it. Some rugs are very hard to clean because of the dyes used in it.
- The Material Used
Each material used has its own limitations which makes it suitable for only certain areas. Most Persian rugs are made of wool and the best wool is bought from New Zealand, which makes it more expensive while some cheaper wool is also gotten from Afghanistan to make cheaper rugs. Some rugs are made of silk which gives it a more luxurious and softer feel, which is good for drawing rooms but not for areas with high traffic. You can’t use a silk rug as a door mat.
- The Usage of The Rug
The material you buy is very much linked to where you are going to put your rug and how it is going to be used. If you plan to use your rug as a wall hanging then a wool rug would be the perfect material or even a silk rug. Silk is a luxury item which you might put on the wall but not use as a door rug where people keep coming and going. A lot of traffic is sure to wear down the rug very quickly. Moreover, if you are looking for a rug for your children’s playroom then don’t buy one which can very easily catch fire or is very hard to clean.
- Types of Rugs
All rugs are not equal so there are some that are flat woven called gelim, a rug made by nomads or Persian antique rugs. If you plan to visit wholesale Persian rugs then try to look for all types. Each rug is special in its own way.