Though their main function is to protect one from the cold, some of the carpets manufactured today are true works of art... made to be trodden on.... Read more [+]
From south-east Iran, Qashqai rugs are renowned for their fine weave and strong colours – mainly red and blue. Hand-woven by nomads of the tribe of the same name, their designs are outstanding for their realism and the number of knots that they contain. The raw material employed is sheep’s wool and goat’s hair, though horsehair is also used. Qashqai rugs, chosen by CarpetVista’s specialists as among the best, are decorated with hexagonal and diamond shapes.
The semi-nomadic Afshar tribe lives in the vicinity of the city of Kerman (Iran), and gives its name to these majestic carpets famous for their geometric motifs and striking colours.
Rugs from Isfahan (Iran) are some of the best examples of oriental motifs and were among the earliest to arrive in Europe. Many of their designs are real works of art for decorating a floor.