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Classic rugs for a unique refinement of your interior
Classic rugs provide a timeless look and form a beautiful basis for any interior. By placing a classic carpet you create a cozy atmosphere in a quick and elegant way. A classic rug is an addition to any living style. It complements a classically furnished room and can transform a trendy furnishing into an inviting modern classic interior. Classic carpets come into their own everywhere: they provide a warm welcome in the hall, complete the styling of your living room, provide a cozy atmosphere in the bedroom and give office spaces prestige.
Persian and oriental rugs
The most famous classic rugs are Persian and Oriental rugs. Often all rugs with an oriental look are called Persian rugs, but this is not correct. Only hand-knotted rugs from ancient Persia, now called Iran, may bear the name Persian rugs. A rug from Turkey, India or Pakistan, often in the same colors and with similar motifs, symbols and images, should be called an oriental rug.
Origin of Persian carpets
Persian carpets are known as one of the oldest types of carpets. In ancient Persia, the nomadic peoples engaged in the art form of cloth making as a hobby or for their livelihood. The carpets were made on a ground loom. That is a loom that was collapsible and easy to move. People used the rugs to keep themselves warm, to insulate their tents and to decorate temples.
How are Persian rugs made?
Persian rugs are made with a Persian knot: a fine knot that takes up little space and makes it possible to create fine patterns and flowing lines. This distinguishes a Persian carpet from other classic rugs. Four different types of looms can be used to make a rug: a horizontal type, a fixed vertical type, a vertical Tabriz type and a vertical type with roller beams. Other supplies include scissors, a beater and a knife.
We prefer to use long-haired wool from mountain sheep. The sheep are sheared, after which the wool can be cleaned and spun. Then you can start knotting. The manufacture of one carpet can take months to years, with different people, often from the same family, taking turns. When the rug is ready, it is thoroughly cleaned and dried. The most beautiful specimens are then included in our collection.
Knotting is precise and fine work that requires a lot of concentration. The combination of a strict machining process and the use of the best materials results in a high-quality product with a long lifespan. With Persian carpets, a distinction is made between rugs with pile, which forms the top of the rug, and without pile, the so-called kilims.
Features of handmade Persian rugs
With a classic rug you can create a completely different atmosphere in your home in no time. With a rug you can create a spatial division or create cohesion in a certain part of a living room. You can do this with a rug according to your wishes in terms of color, shape and size. If you take into account the following characteristics of a hand-knotted Persian carpet, you can be sure that you are getting a unique, stylish eye-catcher and not a machine-made rug:
• a Persian carpet has imperfections.However, that doesn't mean it's not a perfect rug! The inequalities have arisen during the many hours of work that have gone into the manufacture of the rug. You can see this, for example, in a design with vertical or horizontal patterns. It may happen that one or more lines are not completely straight. It is precisely these imperfections that give the rug character and prove its uniqueness.
• a Persian carpet can show asymmetry. It is mainly the asymmetry by which experts recognize an authentic Persian carpet. A recurring symbol in the rug can look slightly different in different places. This also has to do with the many hours of manual labor that went into the cloth.
• Persian carpets are knotted by hand. You can see these knots by folding back a piece of the rug. You can then look into the piles of the rug and see the buttons. These knots are not visible on machine-made rugs. It should be noted that the flat-woven kilims do not have knots, but that these rugs are made by hand.
• an unmistakable characteristic of a hand-knotted rug is the finishing of the edges. A Persian carpet is not a real Persian carpet without the fringes, which are formed by knotting the warp threads together. The fringes are on the two short sides of the rug and are meant to hold the knots together.
• Persian carpets are never made from synthetic materials, but always from cotton, silk and wool.
• a hand-knotted rug is more expensive than a machine-produced rug. It is very labour-intensive to make a high-quality hand-knotted rug, which naturally means that the price is higher.
How a classic carpet warms your interior
A long time ago, classic Persian rugs were used to decorate churches, palaces and temples. Even now you often see Persian rugs in prestigious and public buildings. The high knot density guarantees high quality that remains effective for years, even when the rug is used frequently. A classic rug is an asset to any floor, but is also wonderful as wall decoration. This makes a Persian rug an asset to any room. The deep, warm colors attract attention and provide a chic look. Because the rugs are handmade, no two rugs are the same, so you always have a unique piece at home. The wide variety of designs, color combinations, shapes and sizes ensures that you can always find a rug that perfectly matches your living style..