Persian Rugs Bring History Home November 01, 2010
When you use the term “Oriental rug” you are almost certainly referring to a type and style of rug that originated in Persia, in the region that is now Iran. This area is the heart of the rugmaking world, with families handing down weaving skills and traditions from generation to generation.
“A hand-made Persian rug is truly a work of art,” says Scott Gregorian, third-generation owner of Gregorian’s Rugs in Newton Lower Falls, Mass., one of the country’s top importers of Persian rugs. “No other region produces rugs of such richness and quality.”
Among the most productive regions within Iran for the production of hand-made rugs are Tabriz, Isfahan, Nain, Bidjar, Heriz and Keshan, each of which has given its name to the styles of rugs produced there. Rugs have been hand woven in Persia for more than 2,500 years.
Gregorian cites the high quality of the wool used in making Persian rugs, as well as the region’s resurgence in the use of traditional vegetable dye that produces the lush colors used to create intricate rug designs. This helps contribute to the global popularity of Persian rugs, which account for nearly one-third of hand-made rugs around the world.
“We have an amazing selection of sizes, styles and colors of Persian rugs in our showroom that are sure to attract a great deal of attention.
For more information on Persian and other hand-made Oriental Rugs, visit www.gregorianrugs.com or call (617) 244-2553.
2284 Washington Street (Route 16)
Newton Lower Falls, Mass.
Showroom Hours: Mon. & Tue. 10-6, Wed. & Thu. 10-7, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5