I have added these pages to my website to show you some of the common designs in Persian rugs.
Another type of Persian rugs that I often hear comments about are the Twin sets and given the number of questions, I thought it might be helpful if I just create a special section just for them and explain their origin in more detail.
One of the reasons why Persian carpets are so valuable and are readily collected is that they are genuine handmade and each rug is slightly different from another. But as with almost every rule, there is always room for an exception and in the case of the oriental rugs it is the twin sets that stand out.
Twin rugs are a fairly new addition to the carpet business and have been around now for only about 30-40 years. Most Persian rugs are still made individually, but some time ago the weavers in some of the major rug producing cities like Tabriz, Qum and the Indian Kashmir region discovered that there was a market for twin sets. Many of my clients buy the twin sets for places like long hallways, bedrooms, and large rooms, where two rugs look better than one. Popular place for the smaller twin sets is in bedrooms, where you place each piece by the side of bed or in bathrooms. Another reason why twin rugs are popular, especially the small or odd shaped ones, is in bathrooms and living rooms or similar places, where my clients like to place each one by a couch or under small tables. Unlike many rug weaving places in Iran, where stubbornness rules and weavers rarely ever change their rug designs or shapes, the weavers in the high quality Persian rug centers are very much more open to changes and as a result these twin carpets started to appear.
3 Techniques in making Twin rugs:
If you like to learn more about how twin Persian rugs are made, I added a video to our dedicated Youtube channel that is all about Persian rugs, and in this video I will explain to you the three different ways that most twin Persian rugs are made. The video is below and rather than repeating what I show you in the video, I suggest that you simply watch the video in which I use different twin Persian rugs and explain to you the different weaving methods used to make the twin carpets.
13 minute video I made for you about twin Persian rugs.