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Why are Persian rugs so expensive?

There is such a story in One Thousand and One Nights. When Aladdin wanted to take Princess Jasmine to see the world, a magical flying carpet romantically took them between heaven and earth.

The flying carpet, with purple lace, swirl patterns, and tassel at the corners, are just a few inches away. It symbolizes freedom, love, romance, and possession.

This magic flying carpet is famous-the Persian flying carpet.

Over time, the Persian rug is no longer just a magic flying carpet in the fairy tale world in many people’s minds. It is no longer just a warm and warm item. It has become a luxury and home art that can be viewed and used.

Persian is the old Greek and Latin transliteration of Iran in Europe. Persian carpets are one of Iran’s famous handicrafts. According to research, its weaving and production has a history of at least 2500 years. It has integrated into ancient Persian civilization, extremely gorgeous patterns, mysterious human stories, and long and complicated production processes, making it a rare Art treasures. Persian Rug, known for its bright colors, exquisite patterns, top-quality materials, and exquisite craftsmanship, this traditional handicraft from Iran is expensive and has always been loved by European nobles and high society; some hand-woven Persian rugs are even more expensive. The Philippines is almost on par with the price of top luxury homes. Why are Persian rugs so expensive?

1. Persian rugs are made of silk, wool and cotton

First of all, traditional Persian carpets are mainly made of silk, wool and cotton. The more silk is used, the more expensive it is. As for pigments, which are extracted from plants and minerals, the dyeing effect of this natural dye can last forever. Many of the carpets of hundreds of years ago, the colors on them are still quite gorgeous, which is difficult for other countries to imitate.

2. Persian carpets are mostly handmade

The production requirements of Persian rugs are also extremely strict. Most of the production of handmade rugs is based on family workshops. The rug master who is engaged in the design of rug patterns is mostly handed down from generation to generation. He is responsible for planning the materials, dyes and color of the rugs, and then handing them over to female weavers Weaving. Female weavers need to learn from the age of seven or eight until their marriageable age to fully master the skills of hand-knitted carpets; while a 4-square-meter carpet requires an average of at least four female weavers and takes 30 months to complete Weaving is complete.

Persian rugs are strong and hand-knotted, and can be brand new after 100 years. The difficulty of craftsmanship also progresses with the complexity of the carpet pattern and the richness of colors. Therefore, a hand-made carpet made by Seiko often takes 8 months to one year, or even more than three years.

3. Good quality Persian rug is very durable

Really collectible handmade Persian carpets can not only be stored for a long time, but also do not need to worry too much about routine maintenance. Good-quality handmade carpets are not afraid of stepping on the ground, but the more you step on the carpet, the brighter the color, because the longer the carpet is, the more you need to step on it to maintain its toughness. As for daily maintenance, you only need to clean the surface stains immediately. Some carpets can be cleaned only once every 2 to 3 years.

4. Pay attention to materials and workmanship when purchasing

Persian carpets have delicate patterns, and in terms of the dyes they choose, they are 100% extracted and dyed by plants, natural and environmentally friendly, and pure in color.

When buying Persian carpets, the factors that need to be considered include materials, weaving density, size, manufacturing family and other factors. Among them, the weaving density is represented by KPSI (Knots PerSquare Inch, the number of hand knots per square inch). The higher the weaving density, the longer the working hours and the more expensive the price. Internationally honored families can also add value to the work.

In addition, it is necessary to distinguish whether the carpet is hand-woven or woven before purchasing. The most basic identification method is to observe the carpet spikes. Normally, the carpet spike is the extra part of the warp after weaving the carpet. Therefore, the carpet spike will be an extension of the carpet surface, showing a state of natural sagging. The imitation method is to sew the carpet spike to the machine-woven carpet , Posing as handmade rugs.

Source: Network