The intricate beauty of the Persian carpet
Discover the rug's utilitarian and symbolic purposes
The sumptuous color and intricate design of a Persian carpet is the result of centuries of creativity and ingenuity achieved by some of the most skilled and imaginative artisans in the world. Carpet weaving has been an essential part of Persian culture and Iranian art for over 2,500 years. Today, Persian rugs and textiles can be admired in households and interiors across the globe. But what is the history behind this woven wonder, and what are its utilitarian and symbolic purposes?
Click through the following gallery for an appreciation of the Persian carpet.
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