I have added these pages to my website to show you some of the common designs in Persian rugs.
When people talk of Persian rugs, the carpets that come to mind are regular shaped pieces with a medallion and some interesting designs, but there are also other types of rug designs and one of the rarities are pictorial Persian rugs. Rugs depicting events or places have been around for centuries and are among the most valuable Persian carpets often seen at fine exhibitions and museums.
As you can see in the examples of our current inventory, pictorial rugs can come is a wide array of sizes, qualities, colors, and designs, but they are all typically high end Persian rugs. You will most often find the picture rugs depicting historical or religious places like ruins or mosques, social events like in the hunting scenes or the 4 season rugs, or simply people, plants, or animals. Some are also based on stories or poems and to see some writing along with a picture is not that uncommon.
Another group of pictorial rugs that are also very valuable and tend to be more of a personal matter for most collectors are the religious rugs depicting either events or people from certain religions. The most common pieces are the Tabriz Persian rugs and the pictures are based on Christianity, Islam, and Judaism and they are almost always made with lots of silk perfect for hanging.
Below are samples of pictorial Persian rugs from our current selection and if you like to see all of them, click here: Pictorial Persian Rugs