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Each handmade rug that Farah's Oriental Rugs and Carpets provide is exclusively designed.
Handmade-rugs are very popular these days for not only their purpose of floaring pieces but also as art piece and decorations. Each handmade rug that Farah's Oriental Rugs and Carpets provide is exclusively designed. The handmade rugs and carpets that we provide are a unique work of art with its own unique size and color palette.
They are all hand woven by weavers from Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, India and Central Asia are made of the best yarn and material. Each rug that we provide is one of kind, and we provide our customers with exclusive product and service of having an art piece that no one else has.
PERSIAN
AFGHANI
KASHMIR
PERSIAN CARPETS OF FARAH'S
TYPES
Qum Rugs
01/06
Qum Rugs
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
100% silk
WEFT
cotton yarn or silk, 2 wefts
WARP
cotton yarn or silk
KNOT
asymmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 1200 knots per square inch
The finest and most valuable of handmade Oriental carpets that are mostly known are the pure silk rugs and the Qum carpets also known as Qum or Ghom. The holy city of Qum is located to the south of the capital city Tehran in the center of Iran. The city is rich in history and monuments and a source of high end quality silk rugs for the past hundred years, earning itself a high reputation of the finest Persian rugs. Qum rugs vary in design and colors often have different patterns that are not very traditional. Typically their designs have center medallion and tend to be vivid and bright, and come in light or red colors but weavers also incorporate other Persian rug styles into the Qum rugs resulting in dramatic and unique styles.
The fine and shiny natural silk material of the Qum rugs make them shine and vibrant and are an excellent choice for not only laying on the floor but also framing and hanging on walls. Standard Qum rugs have 600 KPSI (knots per square inch), and those that are more high end can have up to 600-750 KPSI. To see and determine how many KPSI a carpet is made up of, it is always advised to check the KPSI from three different areas in the carpet. In addition, to know whether the carpet is hand made, is can be seen from when folding the carpet, no tension on the corners is needed and the carpet can be easily folded into any direction without much effort.
DESCRIPTION
01/06
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
100% silk
WEFT
cotton yarn or silk, 2 wefts
WARP
cotton yarn or silk
KNOT
asymmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 1200 knots per square inch
The finest and most valuable of handmade Oriental carpets that are mostly known are the pure silk rugs and the Qum carpets also known as Qum or Ghom. The holy city of Qum is located to the south of the capital city Tehran in the center of Iran. The city is rich in history and monuments and a source of high end quality silk rugs for the past hundred years, earning itself a high reputation of the finest Persian rugs. Qum rugs vary in design and colors often have different patterns that are not very traditional. Typically their designs have center medallion and tend to be vivid and bright, and come in light or red colors but weavers also incorporate other Persian rug styles into the Qum rugs resulting in dramatic and unique styles.
The fine and shiny natural silk material of the Qum rugs make them shine and vibrant and are an excellent choice for not only laying on the floor but also framing and hanging on walls. Standard Qum rugs have 600 KPSI (knots per square inch), and those that are more high end can have up to 600-750 KPSI. To see and determine how many KPSI a carpet is made up of, it is always advised to check the KPSI from three different areas in the carpet. In addition, to know whether the carpet is hand made, is can be seen from when folding the carpet, no tension on the corners is needed and the carpet can be easily folded into any direction without much effort.
TYPES
Killim
02/06
Killim
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
-
WEFT
-
WARP
-
KNOT
-
KNOT DENSITY
-
Killims are famous for their rich colors, warm tones, and beautiful ethnic motifs. They are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs that can function as purely decorative or even prayer rugs. Killims are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. The horizontal weft strands are pulled tightly downwards so that they hide the vertical warp strands. Being one of the world’s most coveted household items, these flats-oven rugs embody a mixture of culture such as the Greeks, Americans, Kurds, Assyrian and Turkic. The carpets material is usually of natural wool, cotton and silk fibers together with quality dyes.
A great advantage with a Killim is that some varieties are double sided and can be turned if they get dirty, which increase their lifespan. Each piece of Killim is a unique work of ethnic art showcasing age-old traditions and many people like to hang up their Killims on the wall instead of a picture or even use them as bedspreads to create an oriental atmosphere.
Killim patchworks are hand-woven carpets that are formed by joining new and older killims, saddle bags, and sections from nomadic tents. A common theme for the carpets is that the colors and patterns of the patches match and have been specially selected, and the beautiful designs also have a smooth back sewn on.
DESCRIPTION
02/06
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
-
WEFT
-
WARP
-
KNOT
-
KNOT DENSITY
-
Killims are famous for their rich colors, warm tones, and beautiful ethnic motifs. They are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs that can function as purely decorative or even prayer rugs. Killims are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. The horizontal weft strands are pulled tightly downwards so that they hide the vertical warp strands. Being one of the world’s most coveted household items, these flats-oven rugs embody a mixture of culture such as the Greeks, Americans, Kurds, Assyrian and Turkic. The carpets material is usually of natural wool, cotton and silk fibers together with quality dyes.
A great advantage with a Killim is that some varieties are double sided and can be turned if they get dirty, which increase their lifespan. Each piece of Killim is a unique work of ethnic art showcasing age-old traditions and many people like to hang up their Killims on the wall instead of a picture or even use them as bedspreads to create an oriental atmosphere.
Killim patchworks are hand-woven carpets that are formed by joining new and older killims, saddle bags, and sections from nomadic tents. A common theme for the carpets is that the colors and patterns of the patches match and have been specially selected, and the beautiful designs also have a smooth back sewn on.
TYPES
Summak Rugs
03/06
Summak Rugs
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
-
WEFT
-
WARP
-
KNOT
-
KNOT DENSITY
-
Summak rugs are double-sided flat-weave designs with a herringbone texture on both sides. Hand crafted with the finest quality imported wool; patterns and motifs display a mélange of classic Sultan Abad, Mahal and Nomadic design inspirations. These carpets are usually thick, strong and exceptionally durable because of looping the yarn horizontally around successive pairs f warps in between passes of over-under wefting.
Summak carpets are woven in various carpet-producing regions and thus their designs are diverse; and although fairly rare compared to pile carpets and killims, Summak carpets feature grand medallions, repeated patterns, Persian garden deigns and tribal motifs which are surrounded by multiple sets of richly detailed borders.
DESCRIPTION
03/06
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
-
WEFT
-
WARP
-
KNOT
-
KNOT DENSITY
-
Summak rugs are double-sided flat-weave designs with a herringbone texture on both sides. Hand crafted with the finest quality imported wool; patterns and motifs display a mélange of classic Sultan Abad, Mahal and Nomadic design inspirations. These carpets are usually thick, strong and exceptionally durable because of looping the yarn horizontally around successive pairs f warps in between passes of over-under wefting.
Summak carpets are woven in various carpet-producing regions and thus their designs are diverse; and although fairly rare compared to pile carpets and killims, Summak carpets feature grand medallions, repeated patterns, Persian garden deigns and tribal motifs which are surrounded by multiple sets of richly detailed borders.
TYPES
Isfahan Rugs
04/06
Isfahan Rugs
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
wool of good quality, often cork wool or silk
WEFT
cotton yarn or silk
WARP
cotton yarn or silk
KNOT
asymmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 900 knots per square inch
Isfahan, historically was a weaving and cultural center of great importance. Isfahan has long produced carpets of great technical skill and sophisticated aesthetics. Today, Isfahan is an important industrial city and one of the main attractions in Iran due to the city’s Imam square where there are two mosques with the palaces, the parks and the old bridge. During the 16th century, the royal city’s carpet designers introduced distinctively curvilinear, delicate floral forms and the refined classical designs such as the arabesque, flowers, scroll, vine interlacement, vase, and hunting motifs, all which can still be seen in today designs.
Carpets from Isfahan have high class patterns, materials and designs. They are characterized by thin and high knot density, and the material is mostly wool with colors made of highest quality. The base colors are mostly beige, red or light blue, whereas the pattern can be multicolored.
The quality of Isfahan carpets can be seen from the backside of the carpet at the fringes where there are threads called ‘kheft’ which mark the quality of the carpet. The more the number of threads in one meter, the higher the quality.
DESCRIPTION
04/06
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
wool of good quality, often cork wool or silk
WEFT
cotton yarn or silk
WARP
cotton yarn or silk
KNOT
asymmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 900 knots per square inch
Isfahan, historically was a weaving and cultural center of great importance. Isfahan has long produced carpets of great technical skill and sophisticated aesthetics. Today, Isfahan is an important industrial city and one of the main attractions in Iran due to the city’s Imam square where there are two mosques with the palaces, the parks and the old bridge. During the 16th century, the royal city’s carpet designers introduced distinctively curvilinear, delicate floral forms and the refined classical designs such as the arabesque, flowers, scroll, vine interlacement, vase, and hunting motifs, all which can still be seen in today designs.
Carpets from Isfahan have high class patterns, materials and designs. They are characterized by thin and high knot density, and the material is mostly wool with colors made of highest quality. The base colors are mostly beige, red or light blue, whereas the pattern can be multicolored.
The quality of Isfahan carpets can be seen from the backside of the carpet at the fringes where there are threads called ‘kheft’ which mark the quality of the carpet. The more the number of threads in one meter, the higher the quality.
TYPES
Tabriz Rugs
05/06
Tabriz Rugs
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
mixture wool
WEFT
cotton, 2 wefts
WARP
cotton yarn
KNOT
symmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 900 knots per square inch
The city of Tabriz is located 600km west of Tehran and is one of the largest cities in Iran. For centuries, Tabriz was an important trading center along the silk route connecting the Orient with Europe and thus has been under a lot of influence from different countries and cultures. The people of Tabriz as a result have learned to adjust and incorporate other ideas into their way of life, this is even reflected on their carpets as there is no consistent or particular pattern in their carpets. The manufacturing of Tabriz carpets today is extensive and the quality and designs vary from excellent handicrafts to simple and cheap bazaar qualities.
You can find unique designs and shapes in Tabriz rugs than in any other high end Persian rug type. The quality of the Tabriz is seen from the Raj. The term Raj is used for the number of knots that are there in a 7cm span range of the carpet. The denomination of 50 Raj refers to carpets with approximately 500,000 to 600,000 knots per square meter (m2).
DESCRIPTION
05/06
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
mixture wool
WEFT
cotton, 2 wefts
WARP
cotton yarn
KNOT
symmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 900 knots per square inch
The city of Tabriz is located 600km west of Tehran and is one of the largest cities in Iran. For centuries, Tabriz was an important trading center along the silk route connecting the Orient with Europe and thus has been under a lot of influence from different countries and cultures. The people of Tabriz as a result have learned to adjust and incorporate other ideas into their way of life, this is even reflected on their carpets as there is no consistent or particular pattern in their carpets. The manufacturing of Tabriz carpets today is extensive and the quality and designs vary from excellent handicrafts to simple and cheap bazaar qualities.
You can find unique designs and shapes in Tabriz rugs than in any other high end Persian rug type. The quality of the Tabriz is seen from the Raj. The term Raj is used for the number of knots that are there in a 7cm span range of the carpet. The denomination of 50 Raj refers to carpets with approximately 500,000 to 600,000 knots per square meter (m2).
TYPES
Nain Rugs
06/06
Nain Rugs
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
wool yarn of fine quality
WEFT
cotton yarn
WARP
cotton yarn
KNOT
asymmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 900 knots per square inch
The city of Nain, located 200 kilometers east of Isfahan, is where one can see clay buildings and one of the oldest mosques in Ian with remains from the 10thcentury. The city is relatively new to the carpet business as it started of producing Isfahan carpets but in 1930’s began developing its own designs. The city’s high reputation and very popular carpets are known for their material which is silk and wool pile woven on cotton foundations, and also workmanship which are of highest class and have a high knot density (couple hundred thousand knots to more than a million knots per square meter or 200 to 900 KPSI).Fathollah Habibian (1903-1995) is regarded as the ‘father of Nain rugs’ and ran one of the most famous Nain workshops. His level of workmanship and his pioneering vision practically created the high end Nain rugs that we see today.
The Nain rugs are commonly known for their patterns with a medallion in the middle together with arabesques and floral motifs. Isfahan rugs had a huge influence on the design and styles of Nain rugs and so similarity in the rugs can be seen.
The Isfahan rugs tend to have lots of reds and blues, whereas the Nain rugs are typically centered around beige color. Quality in Nain rugs is measured not only by the KPSI but also by ‘La’. ‘La’ in Farsi means layers and it is the term for the number of threads that make up one fringe. The lower the number of threads (La-number), the finer and higher density of knots the carpet has, and more expensive the carpet is. A Nain rug with La9 is considered good quality, while La4 is the best and extremely rare. Most commonly found is the La6, also called the Sheeshla.
DESCRIPTION
06/06
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
PILE
wool yarn of fine quality
WEFT
cotton yarn
WARP
cotton yarn
KNOT
asymmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
400 - 900 knots per square inch
The city of Nain, located 200 kilometers east of Isfahan, is where one can see clay buildings and one of the oldest mosques in Ian with remains from the 10thcentury. The city is relatively new to the carpet business as it started of producing Isfahan carpets but in 1930’s began developing its own designs. The city’s high reputation and very popular carpets are known for their material which is silk and wool pile woven on cotton foundations, and also workmanship which are of highest class and have a high knot density (couple hundred thousand knots to more than a million knots per square meter or 200 to 900 KPSI).Fathollah Habibian (1903-1995) is regarded as the ‘father of Nain rugs’ and ran one of the most famous Nain workshops. His level of workmanship and his pioneering vision practically created the high end Nain rugs that we see today.
The Nain rugs are commonly known for their patterns with a medallion in the middle together with arabesques and floral motifs. Isfahan rugs had a huge influence on the design and styles of Nain rugs and so similarity in the rugs can be seen.
The Isfahan rugs tend to have lots of reds and blues, whereas the Nain rugs are typically centered around beige color. Quality in Nain rugs is measured not only by the KPSI but also by ‘La’. ‘La’ in Farsi means layers and it is the term for the number of threads that make up one fringe. The lower the number of threads (La-number), the finer and higher density of knots the carpet has, and more expensive the carpet is. A Nain rug with La9 is considered good quality, while La4 is the best and extremely rare. Most commonly found is the La6, also called the Sheeshla.
AFGHANI CARPETS OF FARAH'S
Afghani rugs and carpets are one of the finest hand made in the world today.
These rugs are mostly assembled in northern and western Afghanistan by the different ethnic groups in Afghanistan. In some cases the weavers are also refugees who reside in Pakistan and Iran. Two of the most popular carpets from Afghanistan are Khal Mohammadi and Afghan Aqche.
Khan Mohammadi are handmade by the Turkomans living in the north of Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The primary colors of the rugs are dark red in different nuances and the motifs are gols (elephant like pattern) and octagonal (eight shaped) often with curvilinear flowers in dark blue, ochre and beige. Different vegetables and other natural dyes are used to produce rich colors of the rugs.
KHAN MOHAMMADI
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
PILE
100% natural wool with natural dyes
WARP
wool
KNOT
symmetrical
KNOT DENSITY
50,000 - 230,000 knots per square inch
TYPES
Tribals
As the name 'Tribal' suggest, this is a category that includes carpets that are usually woven by Nomadic and Tribal groups. Initially, these tribes started weaving rugs mainly to serve the purpose as an item of necessity to protect nomadic people from harsh weather and to cover their tents and hoomes. But nowadays it is widely popular around the world for decorating almost any room at your home by hanging up on walls or even just laying it on the floor.
TYPES
Baluchi
Baluchi carpets (also called Baluch or Beluchi carpets) are handmade carpets originally made by Baluch nomads living near the border between Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The carpets are often small with lively patterns, and praying carpets are common. The dominating colors are red, brown and dark blue. The warp is made of wool or a mixture of wool and goat hair, newer carpets have a warp made of cotton.
KASHMIR CARPETS OF FARAH'S
Kashmir is one of the naturally scenic hill stations of India lying in the northwestern region in India.
It is situated between the great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range. The origins of these traditional silk carpets can be traced back to the Mughal period. As the Mughals arrived in India they also brought forth a beautiful, and mesmerizing handicraft skill of knotted carpets and rugs.
The carpets are woven in cotton, silk and wool since the medieval times and signs of influence from Persian weaving can be seen. The most recurring motif that is found on silk carpets from Kashmir is the depiction of the tree of life, floral themes, hunting scenes, birds and animals and historic themes. The shades of blue, red and yellow are commonly seen on these rugs and the dyes used to color the yarn are from mineral sources.
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