It becomes expensive due to scarcity, mainly because the weaving cycle is long, the production capacity is not increasing, and the handicraft is becoming less and less. The price of hand-knotted silk rugs is high-end and very expensive, so silk Persian rugs are luxury accessories, see Naturally less.
It is loved by the world for its high quality, simple and elegant patterns and exquisite craftsmanship. However, when purchasing handmade Persian rugs, you should carefully understand the cultural connotation of Persian rugs.
According to research, the history of weaving and production of Persian rugs has been 2,500 years. The weaving materials are mostly pure wool, silk or wool plus silk, with beautiful patterns and exquisite craftsmanship. There are also some Persian rugs that use gold and silver threads. In the early days, it was given as a gift to the rich and powerful in Europe. And in the West, Persian rugs are called "art of the earth".
A major feature of Persian rugs is the dyes dyed with natural plants and minerals, which will not fade for a long time. So you can see Persian rugs from 100 to 200 years ago that are still colorful and dazzling to this day.
Dyes extracted from the roots, stems, and bark of plants, such as pale yellow from pomegranate peel, ochre from walnut kernels, and red are usually dyed by a small black insect that does not contain harmful chemicals Element. This situation is totally unsuitable for modern rugs.
Color has a big impact on the value of a handmade Persian rug. The more you use it, the more valuable the rug will be. Its dyeing technology is completely incomparable to machine rugs.
Moreover, the price of silk rugs of the same size can reach three or four times the difference. Where is the difference? The difference is mainly manifested in the quality density, and the density affects the fineness of the weaving. The required working hours are different, and the natural price varies greatly. Silk area rugs are usually more than double the price of wool woven rugs, so silk rugs cost at least twice as much as wool rugs. The spread also depends on: rug material and weave density. Ordinary silk weaving and silk weaving materials are more expensive than wool; and the density of the fabric and the density of one inch of weaving determines the craftsmanship value of the rug.
We can divide the patterns of Persian area rugs into two types, one is a linear pattern, and the other is a landscape, flower, and animal pattern. The flower and fruit patterns are mostly taken from the roses, tulips, Persian pear flowers, etc. that Arabs love, and there are also abstract plants and geometric patterns. All-natural and hand-woven, no two rugs are alike.