About Oriental Carpets

Major Rug-Producing Regions of the World


ORIENTAL CARPETS come from traditional rug-weaving areas of the world: Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia, western China, and India. In the 15th and 16th centuries, they were also produced in Spain and Egypt.

Over the centuries, rug-producing regions developed distinctive styles based upon local traditions of manufacture, availability of materials and dyestuffs, and preferences for particular patterns, designs, and colors.

Rugs from different areas share technical and stylistic features that enable us to identify major regional groupings as shown.

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