The Persian Rug
The Persian rug, whose origins date back to the Bronze Age, is an essential element in Persian art and culture. But it was the period between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries in particular which saw the development of the major workshops in the provinces of Tabriz, Isfahan, Kerman, Mach Had and Fars. The technically sophisticated masterpieces they produced were offered as gifts to monarchs and foreign dignitaries or were commissioned by the nobility.
These rugs are among the most beautiful in the world. It is a pleasure to share the history and beauty of this collection, which comprises the most exquisite examples of both period and antique rugs and also rugs from the greatest Persian workshops and masters.
Made from silk or wool, the rugs are almost exclusively produced using natural dyes. All are handwoven.