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Difference between Persian and Oriental rugs?

What are the main differences between Persian and Oriental rugs (other than where they come from, obviously), and which is generally considered to be superior?


A Persian rug is from Iran. An Oriental rug can be from anywhere in Asia. The Persian rugs have the best quality and command the best prices. I would compare a Persian rug to a Cuban Cigar. However, as with cigars the other countries products are catching up fast.
Aug 23, 2017
Oriental Rugs By the strictest definition, Oriental rugs are carpets hand knotted only in Asia. Iran, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Tibet and Nepal are some of the biggest rug exporters. Persian Rugs Persian rugs also are Oriental rugs but they are made only in Iran (formerly known as Persia). An authentic Persian rug or carpet is hand knotted. Persian rug designs were once named after the city in which they were created. As their popularity increased, these patterns became produced elsewhere and kept their original names. Tabriz, Hamadan, Gabbeh, Heriz and Dubba are some of the most popular designs that have kept their regional namesakes. Characteristics of a Persian rug include an unusually thick pile (up to 160 knots per square inch), extremely rich color combinations and unique designs.
Aug 23, 2017
Persian rugs are from Iran whether oriental rugs are made mostly in Asian countries. But their designs are quite similar.
Aug 23, 2017
Every rug producing country make good and bad rugs. Each rug needs to be evaluated based on its own merits.
Aug 23, 2017

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