About The Rug Weaving World
Here we provide you with an ever expanding list of information on the different types of carpets from the rug weaving world.
Oushak rugs are some of the finest Oriental rugs to date. Many of the pieces from the 15th and 16th centuries are considered masterpieces. Silky wool, generally primative designs, and outstanding use of colors make these carpets very desireable.
The late 19th century saw the rejuvenation of Oriental rug production, at this time Oushak, Turkey became the epicenter of the weaving industry. The new Oushak industry experienced two major shifts in design: floral patterns in the Persian tradition were incorporated into design and room size, decorative carpets were woven as European standards demanded. These modern Oushaks are generally less primal than their older counterparts, yet they still radiate elegance and beauty.
The city of Tabriz, Iran has perhaps the richest history of the oriental carpet empire. Unlike many other cities in Iran, Tabriz doesnt have a specific style associated with it. Many different carpets have been produced in the region from flat weaves, to rugs of extremely fine knotted pile. Many design elements are attributed to Tabriz such as nature motifs, central medallions, and open field carpets. The city is widely know for its high quality weavers, as passing on the tradition of carpet weaving, is considered the best heirloom in the city.
Serapi / Heriz
Heriz carpets are known for their durability and longevity due to high levels of copper in the wool of the sheep and goats from that reigon. In Heriz carpets you will often find a central medallion, as well as bold geometric patterns.
Serapis on the other hand, are known for their more open field designs, and often dont typically have a central medallion. Serapis are highly desireable for their exquisit color, rustic designs, and superiors quality.