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Area Rugs: Persian Rugs

For many people the term "Persian rug" is synonymous with oriental rugs in general. Certainly the variety of Persian rugs, from the sophisticated larger versions made by master weavers to the smaller but no less charming nomadic Persian rugs, is extraordinary. The colorings of Persian rugs are invariably rich and deep, usually with a ground of crimson backing symbolic, figurative or naturalistic motifs. Persian rugs vary in design and color depending on what region they come from. Saruks, Hamodans, Kashans, and Kirmans, all named for the towns they come from. The most usual material for Persian carpets and rugs was, and is, wool, but particularly fine silk Persian rugs are now much sought after. In fact, there is an old Persian saying: "The richer the man the thinner the carpet", which refers to the superb quality of the finest silk Persian rugs.

The main advantage with Persian rugs is that the older they get the better they look. Persian rugs are not deemed to be their best for some 30 to 40 years.



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Nourison Area Rugs | Mt Lebanon, PA
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Nourison is the world's largest importer and manufacturer of fine handmade oriental rugs.  

Capel Rugs | Mt Lebanon, PA
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Select from the most beautiful rug designs in the world.  

Mohawk Home | Mt Lebanon, PA
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Mohawk's dedicated rug designers are constantly striving to bring you the latest in rug fashions. When choosing Mohawk Select, you not only have the brand name that you have grown to trust, you have the latest in style, color and great value as well. 

Dynamic Rugs  | Mt Lebanon, PA
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Dynamic is striving to be ahead of fashion and color and make a fashion statement in the market .  

Stanton Rugs | Mt Lebanon, PA
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Acquisition builds on Stanton’s market position as a leader in the premium carpet .