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Persian RugsWe have yet to include images of our many Persian rugs on the website but we have an amazing collection in our showroom. For photos of these rugs please ring Nina on 0433 457 563.
Authentic Persian Rugs for Sale Online MelbournePersian rugs are one of the most authentic type of oriental rug that you can purchase and they are still handmade today in various cities and towns of Iran. At Silk Road Rugs, we offer a distinct selection of Persian rugs for sale in our Melbourne showroom. + Read More
The Best Persian Rugs Available OnlineThe Persian rugs in our Melbourne shop are made from the finest materials and hand woven in intricate designs which depict the local area in which they were made. In fact, an expert in Persian floor rugs can easily tell you exactly which city or town the rug came from just by looking at its design.
A Little History of the Persian RugThe first Persian rugs and carpets date back 2,500 years ago and these rugs are still a major export for Iran even today. These beautiful pieces of artwork can take months or sometimes even years to weave and are usually made from wool, silk or cotton or more likely, a combination of all three. Because they are hand woven, each Persian rug is unique and quite often has a intended imperfection to authenticate it from the more mass produced machine made oriental rug copies. They were originally made by nomads as simple floor coverings to protect the nomadic tribesmen from the damp and cold. After seeing how beautifully designed these rugs were, wealthy Persians such as kings and noblemen, commissioned rugs to be made to adorn palaces, rich homes, famous buildings and museums as a sign of wealth and adornment.
A Persian Rug is a Valuable InvestmentPersian rugs are one of the few investments that grow in value as they age. Purchasing one of our authentic Persian rugs means that you not only will have a beautiful piece of artwork for your floor or to hang on a wall, but also that your investment will appreciate in value over the years to come.
Traditional Hand Woven Persian RugsTraditional and authentic Persian rugs are still hand woven today from fabrics such as wool, cotton and silk which has been coloured using natural dyes. They are made using warp threads which are stretched across a frame called a loom, from top to bottom. The pictorial or other design of the rug is then knotted onto these threads by twisting the knotted strands between the warp threads using a Persian knot. To give the rug more structure, weft threads are woven in and out of the warp strands during the weaving and knotting process. To complete the rug, the edges are overcast with a simple running stitch or they are finished by stitching on a woven band. This helps to reinforce the edges which are generally more susceptible to wear.
Persian Rugs are Colourful And Intricate In DesignPersian rugs are traditionally very colourful and intricate in design, depicting animal, birds, flowers and sometimes geometric shapes. Reds and blues are predominant colours in Persian rugs in various different shades and hues. Rugs with pictorial designs are generally considered the most valuable due to the difficulty of creating the design which essentially is regarded as a piece of precious artwork.
Persian Tribal Rugs Versus Persian City RugsIn Iran, there are generally two types of rugs which are commonly made. These are tribal rugs and city rugs. Tribal rugs are predominant made by nomads and women living in small rural villages. The materials in these rugs are still coloured with natural dyes but the designs are generally less detailed with geometric patterns and bright colours. City rugs, on the other hand, will feature much more intricate designs with finer details. Each city will have its own set of designs which is why it is possible to tell where the rug was made just by looking at the design.
How To Care For Your Persian RugBecause a beautiful Persian rug is an investment you want to make sure that you care for it properly to protect it from possible damage. Here are some expert care tips to keep your rug in good condition: Keep your rug out of direct sunlight as much as possible. This will greatly reduce the risk of your rug fading from too much sun exposure. Rotate your rug frequently, at least four times per year, to avoid wear and tear in just one area. This is especially important if your rug does get some sun exposure during the day. If your rug is in a high traffic area, definitely make sure that you rotate it or move it around so that it gets an even amount of traffic over the entire rug. Vacuum your rug frequently to keep it clean and to stop the natural fibres from becoming packed down. If your vacuum cleaner has a beater bar, turn it off when vacuuming your Persian rug to avoid loose threads being picked up and pulled by the vacuum cleaner. Avoid using any kind of chemical cleaners on your valuable Persian rug. Use only water to clean any spills. If you find that the spill has left a stain, call a professional carpet cleaning company who has experience with Persian or antique rugs. You can also lift the fibres of your rug by stroking very gently with a hairbrush.
Buy A Quality Persian Rug Online Or From Our Melbourne StoreAt Silk Road Rugs, we have a fine selection of Persian rugs for sale. You can either purchase a rug online and have it home delivered or you can come and visit us in our showroom. In fact, we are the absolutely best place to buy Persian rugs in Melbourne.
Do You Have A Question? Give the Persian Rug Experts A Call.If you have any questions about our gorgeous Persian rugs or any of our other unique items, please feel free to give us a call on (03) 9489 1313 or send an email to email@example.com. You are also welcome to see our range in person by visiting our showroom at 306 High Street, Northcote. For the best range of Persian rugs In Melbourne, you simply must visit Silk Road Rugs. Silk Road Rugs & Tours is Melbourne's leading supplier of handmade, oriental rugs. We specialise in Persian rugs, Persian carpets, antique rugs, Kilim rugs and Turkish rugs. We also facilitate tours including India tours, Pakistan tours, Uzbekistan tours and Kyrgyzstan tours. - Read Less
Buy Turkish Rugs for Sale MelbourneThere's nothing quite like a Turkish rug to add colour, warmth and style to your home. At Silk Road Rugs we have the best range of Turkish rugs Melbourne has to offer and at very affordable prices. Whether you want a colourful rug to put on your lounge room floor, a geometric designed runner for your hallway or a lovely kilim rug to hang on your wall, you'll find just what you're looking for right here at Silk Road Rugs. + Read More
The Best Turkish Rugs Available in MelbourneWe travel the Silk Road route often to find stunning and quality rugs, so that we always have a wide variety of Turkish rugs for sale in our Melbourne shop. At Silk Road Rugs we have a stunning array of rug designs and colours for you to choose from. As red features very prominently in Turkish rugs, we have lots of rugs which incorporate some shades of red into their design. These type of rugs add a certain warmth and charm to any style of home decor, whether it's modern or more traditional.
Many Designs And Colours To Choose FromDifferent shades of green and blue are also quite common in Turkish rugs for sale, as are different shades of brown. No matter what your colour preference is, you'll find that the colours in our fine Turkish rugs are always beautifully blended to create a stunning piece of art. The designs depicted on the rugs are as varied as their colours. From bold geometric shapes to beautiful floral designs, there's bound to be one or even two, that you'll instantly fall in love with. Some rugs may even have designs which depict traditional Turkish life and hence tell a story.
Some History on Turkish RugsIt is believed that Turkish rug weaving began somewhere around the 13th century when the Turkish tribes from central Asia settled in the Anatolian region. These rugs were woven more out of necessity than as works of art to cover the earthen floors and protect from damp and cold. Around the 16th century, rugs were commissioned by wealthy land owners and palace artists to adorn palaces and wealthy homes. The rugs produced during this period were called Classical Ottoman Rugs or Palace rugs. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, rug weaving centres were established in many provinces including Usak and Bergama. By the 19th and 20th centuries, Turkish rugs began to receive worldwide recognition, especially those woven in Hereke near Istanbul. These rugs were initially only woven for the sultans of the Ottoman empire. Even today, the designs and materials of each Turkish rug can give a clue as to which region it originated from. Rugs woven in villages are often made from wool only whereas rugs woven in towns and cities may have a combination of both wool and cotton.
How To Evaluate The Quality Of A Turkish RugWhereas all authentic Turkish rugs are of high quality and will appreciate in value as they age, there are some differences in how valuable each rug is. The finest and therefore, most valuable Turkish rugs are those that have the greatest number of hand-tied knots per square inch. 150 knots per square inch is regarded as fairly average while rugs of the finest quality may have a knot count of up to 500 knots per square inch. Obviously, the higher the knot count, the more valuable the rug will be. It's quite easy to determine the knot count of a rug by turning it over and looking at the underside. The more distinctive the design is the more knots per square inch have been used to create the rug. Generally speaking, rugs with curvilinear or floral designs tend to have the highest knot count. Rugs with geometric designs generally will have a lower knot count per square inch as the designs themselves do not require as many knots to create. Bear in mind though, that knot count is only one way of evaluating the quality and value of a Turkish rug. The quality of materials used and the age of the rug itself is also a determining factor of its value.
The Motifs On A Turkish Rug All Tell A StoryTraditionally, the motifs used on Turkish rugs all have a certain meaning and the way they are placed on a rug will tell a fascinating story of the people, mainly women, who weave them. Generally, each region will use the same type of motifs which is like a language for that area. This is one of the reasons why a person experienced in Turkish rugs will be able to tell you which region the rug came from.
Now You Can Buy Your Turkish Rugs From Our Melbourne Shop OnlineIf you've fallen in love with one of our gorgeous Turkish rugs but can't get to our Northcote store, you can now buy our Turkish rugs online and have them delivered to your home. There's no easier way to get your hands on a beautiful and high quality Turkish rug than from Silk Road Rugs.
Want More Information? Give Us A CallIf you'd like some more information about our beautiful Turkish rugs or any other items on our website, please feel free to give us a call on (03) 9489 1313 or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also most welcome to visit our showroom which is located at 306 High Street, Northcote. For the finest quality Turkish rugs at affordable prices, there's no better place than Silk Road Rugs. We spend many months exploring the regions along the Silk Road to find only high quality and unique Turkish rugs for our customers. We are always adding to our range, so please check back often to see what other treasures we have available. As well as beautiful Turkish rugs we also have gorgeous ceramics, hand woven bags, delightful lamps and of course, woven cushion covers and table runners.
Contact the Turkish Rug Experts Today!Silk Road Rugs is the place to come for unusual and unique handicrafts from Turkish and middle eastern regions Silk Road Rugs & Tours is Melbourne's leading supplier of handmade, oriental rugs. We specialise in Persian rugs, Persian carpets, antique rugs, Kilim rugs and Turkish rugs. We also facilitate tours including India tours, Pakistan tours, Uzbekistan tours and Kyrgyzstan tours. - Read Less
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