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Antique Persian Rugs - Entering the world of antique Persian rugs is a unique journey. Exploring this world reveals hidden histories and ancient traditions passed down for thousands of years and transported across cultures. In the antique Persian rug world, the mundane becomes the mysterious: flowers and geometric figures are imbued with deep symbolism, and colors and shape carry deep meaning. According to ancient traditions and beliefs, geometric figures and symbolic motifs protect the Persian rug's owner from evil and misfortune. In the case of tribal designs, such as geometric animals, people, and everyday objects, antique Persian rugs are a classic example of art imitating life and life imitating art, as the design-rich repertoire of Persian rug weavers continues to inspire artists and designers the world over.

With innumerable Persian designs and traditions developed and maintained by weavers in any one city or cultural group, limitless permutations are possible when regional designs and minute variations in techniques and materials are melded together. The rugs that were woven prior to the 1920's, from Persia, represent an unfathomable range of rug patterns and styles with an enormous breadth of influence from semi-nomadic tribes to imperial weaving traditions established by the Safavid and Moughal / Mughal empires.

The international trade of rugs established thousands of years ago has resulted in a fascinating interchange of designs between East and West. Although antique rugs are one-of-a-kind works of art and luxury design pieces that make a house feel like a comfortable home, each rug also contains a story that completes the intricate history of all rugs woven before and since. Just as a little side note, the term "Antique Persian Rugs" refers to those rugs that were made in modern day Iran so the term "Antique Iranian Rugs" is pretty much interchangeable.

In terms of universal decorative appeal, Persian rugs are unbeatable. These remarkable carpets have a timeless, classical elegance that's right at home in Western interiors. For centuries, Persian rugs and their elaborate patterns have been the gold standard in traditional design. The handsome colors, lush botanical figures and tasteful embellishments are carefully balanced according to long-standing rules. Designs featured in antique Persian rugs are prized for their flawless proportions, effortless fluidity and timeless style. Ancient geometric principles that dictate form, proportion and the angles of spiraling curves are followed strictly without seeming stiff, rigid or uninspired. Even today, Persian carpets are prized for their durability, sumptuous textures and strong colors, but the lavish botanical designs and perfectly proportioned patterns are the true secret behind their eternal popularity and ageless elegance.

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Below you will find our current antique collection of Persian rugs:

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920 Rugs Found in Persian Rugs

Antique Kerman Persian Rug 43607

Antique Kerman Persian Rug 43607 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

25 ft 9 in x 37 ft 2 in (7.85 m x 11.33 m)

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Antique Tabriz Haji Jalili Persian Rug 41353

Antique Tabriz Persian Rug 41353 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Tabriz Rugs

21 ft 2 in x 32 ft 3 in (6.45 m x 9.83 m)

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Antique Kerman Persian Rug 43429

Antique Kerman Persian Rug 43429 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

9 ft 2 in x 30 ft 7 in (2.79 m x 9.32 m)

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17th Century Persian Esfahan Rug 44143

17th Century Esfahan Rug 44143 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Isfahan Rugs

11 ft 4 in x 30 ft (3.45 m x 9.14 m)

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Oversized Spanish Art Deco Carpet 50065

Oversized Spanish Art Deco Carpet 50065 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Spanish Rugs

20 ft 4 in x 28 ft 2 in (6.2 m x 8.59 m)

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Antique Kashan Persian Rug 43602

Antique Kashan Persian Rug 43602 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kashan Rugs

16 ft x 27 ft 10 in (4.88 m x 8.48 m)

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Antique Persian Kerman Rug 46172

Antique Persian Kerman Rug 46172 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

22 ft x 27 ft 6 in (6.71 m x 8.38 m)

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Antique Kerman Persian Rug 3273

Antique Kerman Persian Rug 3273 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

17 ft x 27 ft 6 in (5.18 m x 8.38 m)

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Antique Persian Kerman Rug 42703

Antique Kerman Persian Carpets 42703 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

15 ft 7 in x 27 ft 4 in (4.75 m x 8.33 m)

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Antique Sarouk Persian Rug 43436

Antique Sarouk Persian Rug 43436 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sarouk Rugs

14 ft 2 in x 26 ft 5 in (4.32 m x 8.05 m)

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Antique Persian Kerman Carpet 50099

Antique Persian Kerman Carpet 50099 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

12 ft 8 in x 26 ft 2 in (3.86 m x 7.98 m)

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Antique Oversize Persian Kerman Carpet 46909

Antique Oversize Persian Kerman Carpet 46909 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

16 ft 6 in x 26 ft (5.03 m x 7.92 m)

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Antique Kerman Persian Rug 3312

Antique Kerman Persian Rug 3312 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

12 ft 5 in x 25 ft 9 in (3.78 m x 7.85 m)

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Antique Over Sized Persian Kerman Carpet 50113

19th Century Persian Kerman Carpet 50113 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

13 ft 6 in x 25 ft 5 in (4.11 m x 7.75 m)

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Oversized Antique Persian Kerman Carpet 50192

Antique Persian Kerman Carpet 50192 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

12 ft 7 in x 24 ft 10 in (3.84 m x 7.57 m)

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Antique Lilihan Persian Runner Rug 43841

Antique Lilihan Persian Rug 43841 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Lilihan Rugs

2 ft 7 in x 24 ft 10 in (0.79 m x 7.57 m)

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Antique Tabriz Rug 46566

Antique Tabriz Rug 46566 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Tabriz Rugs

15 ft 4 in x 24 ft 3 in (4.67 m x 7.39 m)

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Antique Mashad Persian Rug 43618

Antique Mashad Persian Rugs 43618 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Khorassan Rugs

9 ft 2 in x 23 ft 9 in (2.79 m x 7.24 m)

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Extra Large Antique Persian Bakhtiari Carpet 50120

Extra Large Antique Persian Bakhtiari Carpet 50120 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Bakhtiari Rugs

14 ft 3 in x 23 ft 4 in (4.34 m x 7.11 m)

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Oversized Antique Persian Bibikibad Carpet 50121

Antique Persian Bibikibad Carpet 50121 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Bibikabad Rugs

13 ft 4 in x 23 ft 3 in (4.06 m x 7.09 m)

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