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Persian Rugs

We 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 Melbourne

Persian 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.
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The Best Persian Rugs Available Online

The 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 Rug

The 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 They were originally made by nomads as simple floor coverings to protect the nomadic tribesmen from the damp and cold.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 Investment

Persian 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 Rugs

Traditional 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 Design

Persian 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 Rugs

In 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 Rug

Because 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 Store

At 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 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.
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