How To Identify Round Persian Rugs
Round Persian rugs bring a touch of elegance and luxury to any room. They can be expensive and there are many imitations in the market. The best way to ensure that you are not receiving a machine-made knock-off is to educate yourself. Here are some things you should look for when buying a Persian rug. The carpet is handmade. Authentic Persian rugs are not machine made. Handmade carpet threads are knotted to the base. Machines cannot tie knots. Only humans can.
Sometimes, the fibers of the base of round Persian rugs are made of cotton but never synthetic. Look for use of natural dyes. These produce the rich and deep colors that Persian rugs are known for. Natural dyes do not run when wet, synthetic dyes do. Look for curved designs which are much more difficult than geometric designs. Authentic Persian carpets are made by traditional craftsmen that turn out designs that are works of art, not designs that are economical to produce.
The design of the name of a tribe or the geographical origin of the round Persian rugs? Authentic specific designs are only made by certain tribes or in certain areas. Is it made of a design that includes a series of motifs or a central motif? Patterned designs can indicate the geographical area in which the carpet was taken.