The price for a real Persian carpet


The tradition of Persian rug weaving art provides a vast variety of patterns, materials and models. The use of high-quality sheep wool and silk not only as knotting fibers, but also as knotted chains influence the price of a Persian carpet. The fineness of the pattern and the carpet size are further determining factors.

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An outstanding feature of the Persian rugs is the number and narrowness of the nodes in the weaving. With more than a million knots per square meter, Iranian products are among the world's tightest knotted rugs. Sheep wool, the mixture of sheep's wool with silk of different quality and pure silk are used as material mixes.

Pure silk carpets are the most expensive in terms of material. In conjunction with fine patterns and structures, which reach to representational representations. Depending on the size, carpet prices are up to mid-five-digit euro amounts. The majority of Persian carpets sold in Germany range in price from 2000 to 10,000 euros.

Nine sizes and quality classes

The Persian carpet weavers divide their Persian carpets into nine classes that describe quality, size and placement. However, these classic formats have been modified for export goods and, especially in larger dimensions, adapted to the taste and needs of Western home decor. The most common are the bridges, which are based on the classical Pardeh and Sartscharak format, in rectangular versions, which have side dimensions between eighty centimeters and 2.40 meters. The bridges are mostly offered from about 200 euros up to 1000 euros.
The large carpets of the classes Ghali, Dosar and Kelleghi are woven in round and rectangular shape. They have side dimensions of 1.50 to 3 meters or a diameter of up to 3 meters. Sheep wool carpets in the simplest versions start from about 1500 euros, carpets with silk or silk cost from 5000 euros upwards. Ornamental patterns should account for price differences of about twenty percent for the same size, material and weave. The top quality products are also referred to as Ghalitcheh.

Tips & Tricks

In order to recognize a real Persian rug, the location of the knots will help you. They should have irregularities. In contrast to imitating loops, no pile thread can be pulled out with a needle.


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