When we talk about the geographical division of carpets, we are actually talking about in which area or in which place the carpet or carpet of paths was made.
Carpets from different areas have different characteristics and each area is characterized by some specifics in the production of carpets. So the most basic division by geographical origin looks like this:
They are made in Afghanistan carpets and carpet tracks of very nice design and made of natural materials and yet very affordable prices. Their most famous carpets are Adraskan and Shindad, named after villages in the Hertan area of western Afghanistan.
From the period when Afghanistan was at war with the Soviets and later with the Americans, the so-called “war carpets” were created. War motifs and specific workmanship combined with yellow, green and light blue are attracting attention all over the world.
Armenian rugs – different from others
It is characteristic of Armenian carpets that they are large in size. They are made of fine wool with a wide range of colors in unusual combinations and with unusual patterns. They are not so accepted among Europeans.
Chinese carpets – “painted” by mythology
The most common motifs characteristic of Chinese carpets and theirs carpet tracks are numbers, dragons which is connected with their mythology. However, depending on the city or region, we find other motifs such as flowers, birds, trees, but also some geometric shapes such as triangles and swastikas. There are several major carpet manufacturing centers in China that are known around the world and have a history that is hundreds of years old, namely Tiensin, Beijing, Kansu and Xuyang.
The first carpets made in India are associated with the rule of the Mogul dynasty from the beginning of the 16th century. Mogul Akbar is considered the originator of making carpets and various carpet tracks in India, he brought the most skilled Persian weavers and artists to make carpets for his palace. The colors that adorn Indian carpets and paths are just their trademark, bright colors of red, orange and yellow. The more luxurious rugs are of reduced colors with the charm inspired by the Taj Mahal, they include Jaipur, Kashmir, Srinagar and Mahi.
Persian rugs – their unique beauty
Persian carpets have a history of over two and a half thousand years, it is rare for products to survive in such a period, it can be said almost unchanged. It is important to note that the Persian rug is oriental but should not be equated with other oriental rugs (Indian, Pakistani, Turkish (). Persian carpets are works of art and their creation can be written on both sides, it is not surprising that they are in the first deserved place in terms of carpet production in the world. Carpets as well as carpet tracks in Iran are made of the highest quality silk, wool and cotton threads. The skill of processing and painting the material has been perfected over time and brought to perfection, and the result is such wonderful colors, decorations, patterns, quality, durability and beauty that no carpet has.
Turkey is among the top five carpet manufacturers in the world. Their most famous, world-renowned masters come from Anatolia. The oldest specimens from this area date from the 13th century, fragments of which were found in the Alaedin Keikubat mosque in Konya. The background characteristic of Turkish carpets is dark blue or dark red and the ornaments on it are light blue or light red. They are recognizable because they are mostly inspired by the local tradition and culture in which symbols and figures from the Islamic world stand out. It is assumed that carpets arrived in Europe from Turkey in the 16th century via Venice.
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