The three major origins of handmade silk carpets
Persian hand-woven carpet weaving has a history of more than 2,500 years. In the seventh century AD, Chinese traveler Xuanzang mentioned Persian hand-woven carpet weaving art in his record.
The sixteenth and seventeenth-century Persian hand-woven carpet art reached the perfect state with the support of the royal family and began to enter the most splendid palaces and buildings around the world. These two centuries of achievements have made Persian hand-woven carpets famous.
Iranian hand-woven carpets use wool as a raw material and silk carpets are rare. At present, silk carpets produced in Iran account for only 2% of the world's handmade silk carpets. The remaining 18% are from Kashmir, India, and 80% are from China. Nanyang.
Kashmir has a long tradition of carpet weaving, and today it is still one of the best Persian-style carpets, especially silk carpets, with a fine texture and complex patterns.
The Nanyang area of China is rich in silk, which is called the hometown of silk. The history of carpet production is also very long, especially silk carpets and high-density silk carpets, which are specialties of Nanyang.
Nowadays, there are thousands of Nanyang silk carpet designs, with many patterns, novel styles, fine workmanship and high quality. It has become the world's largest production base for handmade silk carpets, and produces 80% of the world's silk carpets every year.