Rugs are made up of a layout and a design which includes one or a number of motifs. The Iran Carpet Company, a specialist in the subject, has attempted to classify Iranian carpet designs. They have carried out studies of thousands of rugs. Their results show that there have been slight alterations and improvements to almost all original designs. The company has classified the original designs as the 'main pattern' and the derivatives as the 'sub patterns'.
They have also identified 19 groups, including: historic monuments and Islamic buildings, Shah Abbasid patterns, spiral patterns, all-over patterns, derivative patterns, interconnected patterns, paisley patterns, tree patterns, Turkoman patterns, hunting ground patterns, panel patterns, European flower patterns, vase patterns, intertwined fish patterns, Mehrab patterns, striped patterns, geometric patterns, tribal patterns, and composites.
Just a note to say "thanks" for the great rug that I purchased from you during the holidays. I found some clips that have plastic inserts so they do not damage the rug and I hung it in my office. I've also started reading about Persian rugs and I'm having a lot of fun going to estate sales in L.A. and checking out the bargains. Thanks again for making our trip so much fun.
While visiting Santa Fe, my wife and I bought a small Turkman rug in your gallery. It arrived today. The new fringe looks great, and the mat makes a big difference. Thank you. It's beautiful.
Peter H. Pawlowicz
Thank you so much for the runner. It goes with the hassock you so extremely kindly gave me last year. It also perfectly fits a traffic pattern in my house. It's lovely.
We wish to thank you for the two beautiful rugs we now have hanging in our house. Also we very much appreciate the prompt response to my request to see more rugs made in Persia. The copy of your rug book and the appraisal arrived also.
Many thanks for the rugs. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.I'm sure we will be associated in the future.
Ernesto & Amanda