Rug weaving techniques in this area stretch back to the 16th century and began flourishing in the 1880’s. Everything is done by hand on a large scale with many workshops tucked away across cities, towns and rural areas. There is more variability in the Indian markets, but the craftsmanship can be exceptionally high if you know what to look for.
Pakistani rugs are often treasured by their owners, they are made of exceptional quality and tend to be long lasting. Authentic Pakistani rugs are lower priced than comparative rugs from other areas. Pakistani rugs are traditionally hand made by professional weavers.
Persia is the birthplace of the ancient art of hand-knotted carpets and are typically high in quality. Iran is known for making rugs with high knot counts, allowing them to produce intricate and detailed rugs with impressive precision. These rugs have been popular for centuries!