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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One of the most desirable rugs in the world is Persian rugs. The Pazyryk carpet is the oldest of its kind in existence. The twenty-five hundred year old carpet traces its origins back to none other than Persia, during the Achaemenid period.

The Persians have been perfecting the art of rug and carpet weaving for nearly two-thousand plus years. Homeowners looking for a rug that is high in quality know that Persian rugs are some of the finest made in the world. It's no wonder that these rugs are in such high demand.

In fact, a Persian carpet that dated back to the 17th century just recently sold through auction at Christie's in London for a whopping 7.2 million euro. The piece belonged to the Countess of Behague, who was famous for her grand Iranian art collection. Throughout the centuries Persian rugs have been collected and put on display in some of the most magnificent homes in the world.

Wool is the most common material used in making Persian rugs, while cotton and silk have been used as well. However, wool is most common in weaving because of its durability and cost-efficiency. Typically, Persian rugs are made using four distinct patterns- central medallion, all-over, one- sided and compartment.

If you're looking for a Persian rug for your home, The Rugs Warehouse as a large selection of rugs to choose from for your home. Not only will you be able to enjoy the same great quality, but you'll find reasonable prices and exceptional service as well.

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