Persia is the former name for the region that nowadays mainly encompasses Iran. Their handcrafted traditions were used to create rugs not just for functional purposes but also for symbolic reasons too. The many intricate designs could have a variety of uses. Known for their detailed, elaborate designs, Persian rugs soon became sought after far beyond the region. The high quality materials and traditional methods used while incorporating a myriad of colours and patterns made the Persian look very popular. There were distinct differences in the rugs produced across Persia. Towns made rugs that were distinct from those created in villages. There were tribal differences too. A traditional rug from one tribe could have a totally different look to another tribe's. The wool used, the preferred pattern, the chosen colours, all would vary across tribal barriers. Smaller villages too would have their own rug making traditions within Persia. Despite the modernisation of rug production elsewhere in the world, a move from natural to synthetic dyes and a retraction in the market due to geo-political reasons, Persia is still a name synonymous with rug making. At Capital Rugs, the Persian designs are some of our best sellers. A sure fire way to bring a touch of class to your home is to lay a Persian rug at the centre of your living room. A conversation starting piece of luxurious quality, you cannot go wrong with a Persian classic.