Persian carpet has been known as the symbol of Iranian art for decades. Pazyryc carpet which has been found in Sibria, belonging to Achaemenid dynasty (500 B.C) corroborates the fact that the origin of carpet-weaving art has been the land of Persia. Persian carpets which are woven in an especial process are categorized into different groups, depending on their size, design, way of weaving, quality etc. These carpets come in different colors (natural or chemical), materials (wool, silk, camelhair etc.), sizes and patterns, some of which belong specifically to a city or local places. The more knots the rug has, the more high-class it is. Tabriz, Kashan, Mashhad, Kerman, Nain are some of the most famous cities for carpet-weaving which tourists buy their souvenirs from, in the travel to Iran!
Pazyryc carpet, the oldest carpet ever found!
A beautiful pattern in Persian carpet