Hand-knotted oriental carpets originate from many different regions where carpets have been knotted for centuries. The number of places of origin is as diverse as the variety of carpets. Here you find the most important categories, which usually differ considerably from each other in terms of origin, design and method of knotting. Let yourself be inspired by the pictures of the individual carpet types.
Traditional Persian rugs are highly popular and well known. It is no wonder, and certainly no secret, that this is due to their outstanding quality. The traditional hand-knotting, natural colours and fine woolen yarns are characteristics of the valuable Persian rugs, which have been produced in Persia (today: Iran) for centuries. In the traditional patterns and designs, they are back in demand to bring warmth and cosiness to your own home. Moreover, Persian rugs represent a sustainable luxury. You are looking at one of the largest online selections of genuine Persian rugs with a free shipment in the UK.Show all: Traditional Persian rugs (27141)
Modern carpets tastefully complement and emphasise the character of any living space. A modern rug featuring plain, understated colours creates a neat, linear ambience for a living room, bedroom or children's room, while brightly patterned oriental carpets can be used to reflect the playful elements of an interior design. Whether you’re seeking a cosy deep pile or a durable short-pile texture, we have a range of rugs in modern designs to suit every taste.Show all: Modern rugs (16944)
If you are looking for something exclusive and modern, then a designer carpet is just perfect for you. These individually designed, hand-knotted carpets give your room its very own character. Depending on the carpet type, these unique items were designed by designers from Scandinavia (e.g. Sindhi carpets) and Hamburg (Sadraa carpets).Show all: Designer rugs (6393)
Nomads of the Orient started making carpets by hand for their own use a long time ago. They were intended for various purposes in the everyday life of the nomads. For example as a tent underlay, saddlebags or blankets. Nowadays, production often takes place in villages where the nomads settled. The quality of the carpets has remained very high and they continue to be knotted by hand in the old tradition over a period of months.Show all: Nomadic carpets / Village carpet (11068)
Here you find authentic vintage carpets. These carpets have not been newly and artificially trimmed to vintage, but are genuine old Persian and oriental carpets that have been completely renewed. In doing so, we oppose today's society of fast consumption and create something sustainable and very high-quality from old traditional values. Because such a vintage carpet was originally elaborately knotted by hand for months. It has exactly this quality and character and you can feel that.
Persian carpets have a good reputation thanks to their high quality, exceptionally high craftsmanship and not least because of their status as high-quality and long-lasting luxury objects. These are important reasons why knotters from India and Pakistan are inspired by traditional Persian carpets. Gumbad and Golestan carpets are excellent examples of this with excellent quality. They are influenced in the design of carpets from the famous province Tabriz.
Based on classic Persian carpets with their typical designs, these carpets form a harmony of tradition and modernity.
Ornaments that are often very fine in origin have been generously transferred to our present day. These now simpler implementations of the pattern in the usual best craftsmanship quality of the original hand-knot give a room new impetus. They are always made from the best natural materials, such as sheep's wool. They breathe history and contemporary flair in equal measure. Modern and yet original, inspired by classic oriental carpets and interpreted in slightly airier designs, these carpets impress with their particularly natural look and soft feel. Bring this charming comfort into your home and enjoy the lasting, pleasant impression of soft naturalness.
Ziegler rugs are based on the classical Persian rugs. To give them an antique look, the carpets are bleached in the sun and rubbed with stones to slightly wipe the pile. The rugs are knotted by hand in an old tradition. In addition, oriental elements are combined with a modern style that allows many people to combine an oriental carpet with their interior. Originally, a typical rug of this kind was designed in the colours cream, black, red or blue. Depending on the quality the dye is vegetable or made from chrome colours.Show all: Ziegler (6636)
Kilims are fantastic style elements that are unparalleled in their versatility, both indoors and outdoors. Several of them often fit together and, with their interaction, create a perfect match. We have an incredible selection of over 8,000 kilim rugs in our range just waiting to be discovered. Choose your favorite item from more than 7 subcategories, from modern to antique, and let your interior come alive in a new atmosphere. Each kilim rug is also unique and woven by hand. The traditional craft has its origins in the oriental region and kilim carpets are still being made in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey today. Bring a piece of this tradition into your home.
You can find more interesting things and valuable tips on interior styles related to kilims in our Blog "Summer kilim carpets"
These hand-knotted or woven carpets come from Afghanistan and Pakistan, countries which have a far reaching tradition in the handicraft of carpets. The warm dark red shades and repetitive octagonal ornaments are very typical for this type. There are hardly noticeable differences between the regions. Interesting is the term 2Ply or 3Ply in the name of carpets. It gives an indication of the knot density and thus also of the effort involved in knotting. For example, a 3Ply Buchara has a higher number of knots per square meter than a 2Ply.Show all: Afghan & Pakistan rugs (12209)
Hand-knotted carpets of high quality have long been produced in the Caucasus and Russia. The two regions look back on a centuries-long tradition of carpet production. The mostly geometrically patterned carpets may not necessarily reach the luxurious and highest standard of known Persian carpets from Nain or Tabriz, yet they are excellent rugs that are ideal for everyday use.
The Indian production of rugs probably began in the 16th century. It was supported by the Grand Mogul Akbar, who had Persian knotters make carpets for his palace. Nowadays, Indian rugs are produced in larger quantities and are usually inspired by traditional rugs, like by Persian or Chinese ornaments. Thus, they are inexpensive alternatives to Persian carpets. However, their quality can vary on the open market. This is an important reason why we have maintained relationships with the best Indian crafters for decades with focus on fair trade.Show all: Indian rugs (3656)
For many centuries traditional rugs are crafted by hand in China. For example Cathay looks back to a very long tradition in this field of handicraft. The imperial court promoted the crafting of Chinese rugs in the past. For many oriental countries the production of rugs was an important industry. Typical patterns can also be found porcelain paintings. Often floral ornaments, animals and even dragons can be found on antique Chinese rugs. We offer a broad selection of modern and traditional rugs from China.Show all: Chinese rugs (640)
These popular rugs are known for their slightly thicker, warm, soft yet resilient pile, as well as their rich colours and the huge variety of designs in which they are available. They are traditionally knotted in a more rustic way - with a lower knot density - from natural wool, which together with their higher pile gives them a very special character.Show all: Gabbeh rugs (9056)
Silk is a class of its own. Hardly any natural material creates such enthusiasm and fascination as silk does. The softness, shine and unsurpassed elegance of silk makes every rug a stunning highlight. We are fascinated again and again how silk reflects the light differently and thus creates a beautiful play of colours on the pile. These silk carpets come with a fine to extraordinarily fine knot density.Show all: Silk rugs (2941)
Are you looking for exclusive luxury? These carpet types are among those Persian carpets that are known worldwide for the highest quality standard. This includes not only their traditional knotting, which has been perfected over generations, but also the extremely high effort, skill and the most valuable natural materials. Some of these unique carpets have been crafted by
The return to traditional values and origins is certainly partly invoked by our fast-moving consumer goods society. Thus, pieces with an emotional value are valued again for their own character and for telling a story. This is exactly what an antique carpet offers. On this page you find Persian carpets that encountered decades of history but that are still in great condition for many more years to come at your home.Show all: Antique Rugs (3016)
The traditional Nain rugs belong to the most beautiful Persian rugs in the world and are characterized by their very own oriental design. They are produced in the city of the same name, Nain. The typical blue white colouring, mostly with a medallion in the center, has an elegant and precious effect. The high quality of these beautiful Nain area rugs and runners shows itself in the material and the extraordinary high knot density. The rugs are at least partly made of silk and often have a density of more than one million knots.Show all: Nain (6825)
Highest quality, best corkwool, often used silk – characteristics of Qom (Qum) carpets. These wonderful Persian carpets satisfy even high expectations. If you are searching for luxury, you are going to find it here. Qom carpets are made in one of the most holy cities in Iran and sometimes are completely made out of the highest grade (Qom silk).Show all: Qum (2126)
The beautiful Tabriz Persian carpet is hand-knotted in northwestern Iran, in the artisanal city of the same name, Tabriz, also known as Tabriz. The carpet manufacturers there go back generations, making Tabriz one of the oldest carpet centers in the world. Also popular goods from Tabriz are the which are knotted with great care.Show all: Tabriz (5002)
Discover our classic handmade oriental carpets in breathtaking designs. Here you will find a range of traditional carpets that you will not find anywhere else.Show all: Traditional Oriental & Persian Rugs (59191)
You are looking for the right rug for your furnishing style? We have put together a selection of the most popular styles for you and made a selection of matching rugs available. Whether Boho-Chic, Industrial Style, Greenery Style or simply Scandinavian, here you find a breathtaking selection of unique and affordable carpets. If you don't see the colour or the size you are looking for, just have a look at our overall rug categories. There we offer an unfiltered variety that counts among the largest assortments worldwide.Show all: Interior Style Rugs (3618)
You wouldn’t let a modern rag into your home. The classic fascinates you. Not just the one era, but everything that have „classic“ as a title and characteristic? Then you should look at these carpets. Classic design, outstanding handcrafting. There is for sure one more suitable for you.
Not everyone needs the modern trend. Some see the beauty in classic design the one maximised in this one. Or are you a fan of the modern world, you just want to set an individual accent in your home with a handknotted carpet in classical design? Which ever it may be: our carpets with classical pattern are of high quality and best workmanship thanks to the weaving methods by hand.Show all: Classic design (44358)
The modern age is moving along rapidly. It doen’t stand still, it moves along, it is always topical. For those who likes this premise, they should pay attention with their interior design on furniture industry, which of course onrientates itself by the zeitgeist and its expression. Modern Oriental carpets bring whole rooms in a seemingly other era. Their effect is very big if the right combination is given. The interaaction between outdated furniture and a cool carpet can be like the newest creations of designers. It depends on what one makes out of that. And hence, you should definitely imagine one of thesehandknotted carpets in modern design.Show all: Modern Design (15415)
The East is promising. Its colours and the patterns stimulate the imagination and allow us to dream. If this the case with you, a handknotted tapestry or a seating facility from Kelim is at least worth a consideration.
The East has a very special impact. The reason fort hat is difficult to ascertain. It is due to the colours, that harmonise with each other so splendidly? Is it the fascinating tradition? Probably it is the combination of all sorts of reasons. Carpets with oriental flair can hardly be compared to others in their impact to you home. Breathe a little oriental air in your home.Show all: Oriental Decoration (597)
From our range of more than 60,000 unique pieces, we always present a regularly changing selection of our guaranteed handmade oriental carpets, which we temporarily have on sale at a particularly reduced price.Show all: Carpet special offers (39309)
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