Collection And Investment Of Handmade Persian Carpets

- Jun 03, 2019-

To collect hand-woven rugs, we must first learn from the identification of carpets, to understand history, to know the age, to learn how to identify quality and weaving methods, and to have certain research on regional characteristics, pattern classification, and silk hair types. Hand-woven carpet books, with reference to classic patterns, can quickly accumulate discriminative power.


Hand-woven rugs are the inheritance of historical culture and traditional crafts. They contain a rich humanistic background. In addition to the basic practical functions, it produces both spontaneous decorative features and significant symbolic meaning. It is a special one. The representative of the space of magical power symbolizes the human sphere, the space of space and the region of religion. The patterns and colors of hand-woven carpets represent the culture of the people of origin and also their spirit. It is a manifestation and choice of cultural life. .

In the sixteenth century, the Persian kings used to decorate the Persian rugs of the palace as a significant gift, presented to the rulers of several major European countries, making the carpet from the daily necessities of traditional life and life into a kind of A symbol of social wealth and luxury.


At the beginning of the twentieth century, oriental hand-woven rugs began to enter the rich families of the West, not only for practical and decorative effects, but also for art, and developed it into the same taste as oil paintings and sculptures, and China. Porcelain is considered to be two major contributions to improving the quality of life of Westerners.


Hand-woven rugs have rich graphic meaning and imagination of oriental culture. In today's mainstream Western society, hand-woven carpet culture has penetrated into daily life and become an indispensable part of the home. A hand-woven rug with a strong color not only has a high practical value, but also expresses the owner's cultural taste and lifestyle.

Hand-woven carpets have always been the focus of auction houses and collectors, especially Persian carpets. Due to the turbulent situation in the Gulf, the price of handmade carpets in Iran has increased year by year, and the price of the spot market will also affect antique carpets. Many auction houses, such as Sotheby's, Christie's, Phillips and Lu'ao, have special carpet auctions. Antique Persian rugs can be sold for millions of dollars, and Afghan handmade rugs can also cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese carpets also have collectible value, such as Tibetan carpets. Although it is only six or seven hundred years old, its unique national color and lama auspicious patterns are very popular in the West.


Among them, silk carpets are expensive because of their high quality, low inventory, and are the focus of collectors' pursuit. Hand-woven silk carpets are known as soft gold, while antique silk carpets are called "soft gold." "The king" is a rare treasure, very collectible.