World Famous Rugs
Carpet weaving is known today with Persian Rugs Dallas, Indian carpets, Turkish Rugs Dallas, Chinese carpets, and Moroccan Rugs Dallas. However, the oldest carpet that has survived to this day is the Pazirik Carpet found in the frozen tomb of a Scythian prince. 5-4 BC. This carpet, which is from the 19th century, is woven from wool. It is named "Pazirik Carpet" since it is located in Pazyryk Valley. This rug, which was excavated in a Siberian mound by Sergei Ivanovich Rudenko in 1949, is thought to have originated in the Turks living in Siberia, the Scythians, or the Persian Achaemenids. This rug is 183x200 cm in size and has approximately 360 thousand loops per square meter.
The loop density of this magnificent carpet is higher than that of many carpets sold today. In the middle of this richly patterned carpet, there are 24 cross-shaped figures and each of them has 4 lotus flowers stylized. This layout is framed by griffins, followed by a border of 24 squares. There are burden horse and human figures on its widest border and a ribbon motif in the middle. This Pazirik Carpet, the oldest known carpet in the world, is exhibited at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Use of Carpets
Pazirik Carpet in Siberia has proven that the first Central Asian civilizations used the Turkish Rugs Dallas in the world. However, it is known that carpets have an important place in Chinese culture and Iranian culture. It is thought that the reason why the carpets were first used here is to protect from the cold in the winter months. The carpets, which were preferred for better heating of the palaces, were later used due to their flashy appearance. In the following periods, carpets, which became an important means of livelihood and art tool in eastern culture, began to be transported to the west via caravans, woven with threads made of gold and silver and decorated with precious stones. In this way, it was introduced to the carpet culture in Europe.
Culture of Turkish Rugs Dallas
It is known that Turks living a nomadic life in Central Asia covered their tents with carpets to protect them from the cold. After settled life, the carpet culture continued among the Turks. Carpets were also used splendidly in the Seljuk and Ottoman periods. Specially woven Turkish Rugs Dallas were used in the rooms of sultans. This culture has reached the present day in Turkish society. One of the most important features of Turkish rugs, known as knotted rugs called Gordes, is the embroidery of motifs in which emotions are expressed with symbols.
Persian Rugs Dallas Culture
It is one of the oldest known carpet types and its history dates back to BC. Persian Rugs Dallas date back to 539s are the most precious hand-made carpets accepted in the world. In Iran, where various dynasties were established and demolished, various nations lived and ruled, carpet culture has also developed, shaped, and spread over the centuries. Today, there is definitely a Persian rug exhibited in many museums, art houses, and collections around the world.
Persian rugs aren’t only for decoration purposes but also for their rich variety, from modern art to fashion. The most common motifs in Persian carpets, which have various threads, weaving, and motifs and are mostly woven as silk or wool, are flower and garden motifs, geometric patterns, medallions, animals, and human figures. The Persian Rugs Dallas called Gabbeh is woven using colored threads without motifs. Carpet culture in Iran has gained a lot from Turkish carpet for a while. For example; Bidjar rugs are woven with a Turkish double knot. Turkish motifs are used in Tabriz carpets.
Carpet Culture in China
There are very limited information about the history of Chinese carpets. It is thought that the oldest known Chinese carpets were woven in the Mingler period. Rugs woven in the Tang and San periods are mostly made of silk pile, cotton scarf. In the period of Yung China, the most beautiful lines were used in carpets where Mayhori ideas were dominant. The colors are used in harmony and the flower figures are perfectly crafted.
In addition to the Chinese spirit, Iranian, Indian, Turkish, and Islamic styles are also embroidered in the carpets produced in the King Long period. The Nippon knot technique is used in Chinese carpets. This weaving, which has no knots but is very similar to a carpet, is low-cost because it is produced quickly. Many motifs are used together in Chinese carpets. The motifs used are the subject of life. Mountain shapes, monarch figures, animal figures such as lions and dogs, sphinxes, checkers, and many more are used.
Traditional Indian Rugs
In India, where there is no need for protection from the cold due to its mild climate, knotted carpets were not known until the 16th century. Knotted rugs were brought into Indian culture through Emperor Akbar's admiration for Safavi. Knotted carpets were used to decorate the palaces. Indian rugs took their structure from Persian Rugs Dallas. Just like the Persian rug, there are gold and silver threads, silk and wool materials, floral and formal motifs in the Indian carpet.
The most characteristic feature of Indian rugs is that they consist of vibrant colors such as yellow, pink, light blue, and green. The most common pattern in Indian rugs is floral motifs. In these motifs similar to Mongolian style, the flowers are used in the small and intense form. Sometimes, asymmetrical motifs are used.
Famous Moroccan Rugs Dallas
Today, Moroccan women who continue the art of carpet weaving, which is the old Berber tradition, are producing carpets like paintings they are meticulously woven. Moroccan women who process the yarns of the carpets they will weave and color the wool clipped from sheep with flowers like saffron and produce them carefully weave Moroccan Rugs Dallas. Just like other precious carpets, emotions, and thoughts are embroidered on the carpet with motifs and colors on them. Looking at the pattern of a Moroccan rug, it can be understood which tribe it belongs to. Those who are interested in woven carpets flock to the carpets exhibited by women to sell in the market established in Taznakht.